“If I Had You” – Adam Lambert’s Next Single

Adam was all a “twitter” last night giving his fans immediate messages about If I Had You as his next single.

Starting with the cover art:
Check it
Followed by his instruction to us (spelling is edited):
Request ‘If I Had You’ at your favorite radio station now!!! Let’s blow this sh*t up!!!
Then to make sure we knew who to credit with the gorgeous cover:
Photo by Lee Cherry
Then a reminder, with a very valid caution to us:
Request IF I HAD YOU w your fav radio station but remember: once a day! Don’t abuse the privledge! 🙂 I love you all so much!
Then he just got all happy giving us three tweets with the lyrics: (we’re thrilled to get his tweets, even if he made a slip or two on the lyrics, right?)
“There’s a thin line tween a dark side and a light side”

“there’s a thin line tween a wild time and a flatline”

“the flashing of the lights- It might feel so good, but I got you stuck on my mind!”

When the above picture was prematurely released as the supposed cover art for If I Had You, some of the fanworld was again thrown into a bit of a tizzy over the selection. Remember the reactions to the For Your Entertainment CD cover art? But if people had taken a breath and waited, they might have realized they’d seen this picture before. At least, the people who buy the actual CD, not just get the download version. It was the first picture inside the CD booklet. You know, the one where most of us need magnifying glasses to read the lyrics in!

But now the true picture has been revealed. I’m very glad that we have new art to look at – when will the Museum of Adam Lambert open?!?! I want posters!!

Let us know your thoughts. Cast your vote in the comments – would you have preferred this as the CD cover?

~ Carol ~

Here’s the official picture:

About Carol

I started writing on this site back in May 2009, not knowing what I was in for or where it would take me. I had no idea of the joy and personal satisfaction I'd find here. I never dreamed that I'd get to meet Adam, but that dream came true! The bonus of becoming such great friends with Lila and the other fans is what keeps me going. Music gets me though every day. In addition to Adam, I love Muse, Linkin Park, 80s and finding newer bands and supporting them by attending everything that's within 350 miles. With Adam, the boundaries are farther! Thanks for joining us on this ride! :)


  1. I not sure that is going to be the cover. It’s fabulous and it’s wonderful that Adam includes his friends where ever he can in his career. I think 19/RCA is more likely to use pictures from the CD booklet. I’m still a fan of the original album cover. It pops out when you are looking for it on itunes.

  2. Well, I would have preferred every picture Adam ever took in the Cd but we cant have everything! I love all his pictures, Im not going to choose wich one is best, thats like choosing which of your kids you like best, I love them all! And I LOVE IF I HAD YOU!!! I LOVE ADAM!!!!!

  3. I love both covers. Variety is the spice of life!! Right? I did my request ONCE last night and once this morning. I would love to hear this on the radio, it is one of my favorites. Start requesting everyone!!! Can’t wait for the video!

  4. I ADORE everything Adam does but I prefer his “Glamsuit” looks more. I wish he would have done something like this for his CD cover! to begin with!!! I think the original cover art put off a lot of potential fans that were a little on the fence or more conservative in their tastes. Which is probably why the record label is using a different graphic to promote the CD in Europe. But he is a beautiful man and I love to see and hear everything he does! Such a talent and gift! I’m planning on seeing him at least three times while he is on tour here in the US!

  5. Cathie McFadden says:

    I LOVE the photo by Lee Cherry. It captures Adam’s flair, and glam persoonality. He’s truly the entertainer that we have been waiting for. The song, IIHY, is great as well, Also, the new song circulating on the web, CAN’T LET YOU GO, is a beautiful song. I could see many more new fans coning aboard with this song. Join us Glamberts if you love Adam as much as we do.

  6. Adam is going to be Adam! His vision is one that you get or you don’t. It seems to be a whole package. My first response to the original cover was a chuckle. Loved it. Anyone who wants a cookie cutter to follow can probably find hundreds. Personally, I love the uniqueness and quirkiness of Adam Lambert–part of his charm, and he’s got a lotta of IT!!!!

  7. I toatlly love this glam Black Suit attitude picture.
    The original cover was definitely not my favorite but it was Adam’s fantasy come true to have a 70’s campy cover so it was great that he got what he wanted.
    I so feel that him being so true to himself is ultimately one his biggest powers and will give him Longlasting Fame!!!! Of course his voice and his looks play a huge part as well but I think we feel so strongly about him because of what he stands for as a person.

  8. adamita says:

    Oh my God ! That Black Suit picture is absolutely FABULOUS !!!!!! I think it´s definitely one of best pictures of him ever ! He really knows how to be front of camera. Amazing. I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Adamisamazing says:

    I like this cover art very much! He couldn’t look any cooler. I thought he got the lyrics in his tweets perfectly correct. At least that’s the way I sing them when I sing along to his song, “If I Had You.” For the first time in many years, I called the radio station and requested the song. Anything for Adam.

  10. EternalGlamNation says:

    I love this shot! Well, I think I love every picture ever taken of Adam. I have to say,though, that one of my favorite pics of him is the one they’re using on the European CD (it’s on the back of the original US version). I love that one so much that I flipped it around in my CD case. I don’t mind the original cover, but I think it may have put some people off at the thought of going through the checkout line.

    No matter, any of it, Adam is above and beyond a true artist and his talent and good heart will always come shining through!


  11. Jackie - New Zealand says:

    This photo is fantastic! There’s so much exquisite detail from the top of his head to the tip of his toes, perfection! I was blown away to hear If I Had You play on our ZM radio station yesterday! Yeah!

    • Hi Jackie – yeah I heard it too on ZM. Was stuck in peak hour traffic on our awful Auckland NW MWay & when If I Had You came on the radio I was like YEEEEAAAHHH!!! It turned a tedious trip to work into a happy time! ZM’s cool – you can tell the hosts really enjoy Adam’s music.

  12. buffy522 says:

    Like the new cover better! But, y’all, I can’t stop listening to “Can’t Let You Go”! I repeat and repeat on my pod!!

  13. I like the art deco one……oh wait they both are! I do like the bottom one better..but anything with Adam is fine with me!

  14. retrogrrrl says:

    The old photo is nice, …but it’s old! The NEW one captures Adam ” in the now ” looking like a star in his shades & suit – Yummy! I say the 2nd photo SPARKLES!

    • Laurie (adamisamazing) says:

      I completely agree. The second and recent one of Adam with the suit and move is it! This depicts Adam now – a true superstar with sparkling talent!

  15. That pic of him in this black suit like in a dancing move is fantastic… so great I set it as background.. It definitely should be the cover for the single, If I Had You.” Without a debt.. 100% better choice… that is Adam…. reminds me of Elvis.. the move, the hair style .. and Elvis was gorgeous too.
    Please put this on the cover… no way the other one… no way….. this picture will sell more music. …..

  16. Arielle says:

    How did he make a slip on the lyrics??

    • Hi Arielle,
      I know it’s teeny, but instead of “There’s a thin line tween a dark side and a light side” it should be “There’s a thin line tween THE dark side and THE light side.” Maybe he was trying to fit it in the tweet limits? No worries!

  17. Check out what Michael Slezak had to say about IIHY’s album art:

    I also added my own limerick! :

    That guy who would wear the eyeliner
    And arguably no one is finer
    He’s got a new single
    My ears start to tingle
    So please welcome pop’s new front runner!

  18. Love them both!!! drool……………….

  19. Love the new picture by Lee Cherry, really masculine and sexy with just the right amount of glitter. Prefer it to the first one listed above, as the “cover” for IIHY. Powerful picture for a great upbeat song. I agree with others who say this is Adam NOW, the dynamic gorgeous world-class rock-star. Perfect! The other picture doesn’t express the movement and energy of the song.

  20. i’m definitely going w/ the sparkles B-)

  21. The clothes are ones he has worn in previous concerts and photo shoots. He is the God of recycling. Good on him.

  22. Jane Parker says:

    LOVE LOVE this pic!!
    I love it all from Adam, but the GLAM look is my favorite!

  23. Libraglam says:

    ADAM posted on May 3 to twitpic that the second picture will be his cover picture of IIHY !! http://twitpic.com/1kiqfi

    It’s SO COOL isn’t it ????

  24. glamaus says:

    Fantastic picture from Lee Cherry!

  25. Love the second pic! But the first one too!

    Tell me – has anyone ever seen a bad pic of Adam? I know I never have ..