Top Ten Boys – Should Have Read My Recommendations

Not one single song I recommended for the guys was performed. Not even one of the artists was covered (David Hernandez did sing a Temptations song). The guys don’t seem to understand that songs that tell a story are best – and that females probably outvote males 10,000 to 1. Jason Castro had a home run with Bob Marley and let it slip away. Here’s the recommendations and who could have sung each one.

  • Bill Withers (Ain’t No Sunshine) –
  • Van Morrison (Jackie Wilson Said) – David Hernandez
  • Elton John (Bennie and the Jets)
  • Joe Cocker (Cry Me a River) – David Cook
  • Jim Croce (Time in a Bottle) – Jason Yeager
  • Rod Stewart (Maggie Mae) – Luke Menard
  • Bob Dylan (Tangled Up in Blues) – Michael Johns
  • Charlie Rich (The Most Beautiful Girl) –
  • Marvin Gaye (What’s Going On)
  • Bob Marley (No Woman, No Cry) – Jason Castro
  • Al Green (Let’s Stay Together) – Chikezie
  • David Bowie (Fame) – Danny Noriega
  • Gordon Lightfoot (Sundown) –

David was about as good as it gets on Idol. I left John Lennon off my list because I thought that since the Beatles weren’t approved for Idol, the individual Beatles also weren’t approved.

Danny did use one of my picks (Carpenters) – but it was for one of the girls to sing. Chikezie’s choice was good, but I lived through the 70’s and don’t remember ever hearing that song. I Believe to My Soul was a Ray Charles song from 1959 and later recorded on Donny Hathaway’s Everything is Everything album in 1970, but never released as a single as far as I can tell.  Very strange choice as a 1970’s hit song.

Hopefully the girls will actually sing songs by female singers that were popular. I really want to hear Chuck E’s in Love – which girl is confident enough to take on the great Rickie Lee Jones?

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