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Adam Levine's Cover of "Faith" by George Michael Is Effortlessly Suave

The former The Voice Coach nailed this cover at the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

By Jackie Manno

Adam Levine sang a wonderful tribute at the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for one of the inductees: George Michael. 

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For his performance, Levine covered one of Michael's biggest hits, "Faith." The set started out with some suspenseful synths before Levine jumped in, strumming his guitar and pulling off some airy, upbeat vocals.

See the amazing performance here

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What to know about "Faith" by George Michael

Released off Michael's 1987 solo debut album of the same name, "Faith" reached the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100. 

According to American Songwriter, the song's lyrics are about learning to love being single, and according to Sound on Sound, the vocal recording style was inspired by Prince's techniques. 

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A split of Adam Levine and George Michael

"Faith" by George Michael lyrics

Well, I guess it would be nice if I could touch your body
I know not everybody has got a body like you, oh
But I gotta think twice before I give my heart away
And I know all the games you play because I play them too

Oh, but I need some time off from that emotion
Time to pick my heart up off the floor
Oh, when that love comes down without devotion
Well, it takes a strong man, baby
But I'm showin' you the door

'Cause I gotta have faith
I gotta have faith
Because I got to have faith, faith, f-
I got to have faith, faith, faith

Baby, I know you're askin' me to stay
Say, "Please, please, please don't go away"
You say I'm givin' you the blues
Maybe, huh, you mean every word you say
Can't help but think of yesterday
And another who tied me down to loverboy rules

Before this river becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor
Oh, oh baby, I reconsider my foolish notion
Well, I need someone to hold me
But I'll wait for somethin' more

Yes, I gotta have faith
Ooh, I gotta have faith
Because I gotta have faith, faith, faith
I gotta have faith, faith, faith

I'll just have to wait
Because I've got to have faith
I gotta have faith
I've got to, got to, got to have faith

Before this river becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor (I just got to have faith)
Oh, oh baby, I reconsider my foolish notion
Well, I need someone to hold me
But I'll wait for somethin' more

'Cause I gotta have faith
Ooh, I gotta have faith
Because I gotta have faith, faith, faith
I gotta have faith, faith, faith