Faithful (Common song)

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Single by Common featuring Bilal and John Legend
from the album Be
Released October 8, 2005
Format 12-inch single, Vinyl
Recorded Sony Music Studios, New York, NY & Encore Studio, Burbank, CA
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:33
Label GOOD Music, Geffen
Songwriter(s) Lonnie Lynn
Kanye West
Dewayne Julius Rogers
John Legend
Producer(s) Kanye West
Common singles chronology
(2005) Testify2005
(2005) Faithful2005
"A Dream"
(2006) A Dream2006
Bilal singles chronology
"Fast Lane"
(2001) Fast Lane2001
(2005) Faithful2005
(2010) Restart2010
John Legend singles chronology
"So High (Cloud 9 Remix)"
(2005) So High (Cloud 9 Remix)2005
(2005) Faithful2005
"Save Room"
(2006) Save Room2006

"Faithful" is the fifth and final single from rapper Common's sixth album Be. It is produced by Kanye West, who samples DJ Rogers' "Faithful to the End" for the song's beat. The sample was recreated by percussionist Ken Lewis. The song also features keyboard playing by James Poyser as well as guest vocals by John Legend and neo-soul singer Bilal. The song was not heavily promoted upon release and failed to chart. The song also samples Faith Evans song of the same name on her third album Faithfully which was released in 2001.


In the first verse, Common ponders how he would treat a mate if God "was a her". In the second verse, he talks about a man who is tempted to cheat on his wife and confesses it.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "Faithful (Clean)"
  2. "Faithful (Main)"
  3. "Faithful (Instrumental)"


  1. "Chi-City (Clean)"
  2. "Chi-City (Main)"
  3. "Chi-City (Instrumental)"

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