David Cook Covers Simple Minds for 'American Idol' Farewell Song

March 04, 2011 04:59:43 GMT

The song is titled 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' which was made popular by 'The Breakfast Club', and will air in every 'Idol' elimination episode of season 10.

David Cook Covers Simple Minds for 'American Idol' Farewell Song
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David Cook has recorded a farewell song for "American Idol" season 10. The 2008 winner of the singing contest covers Simple Minds' 1985 smash hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)", and its audio stream has been offered for fans' listening pleasure.

The song is chosen by "American Idol" creator and Executive Producer Simon Fuller and will air each week at the elimination night. It will also be offered as a free download on David's official site for those who pre-order his forthcoming album beginning March 3.

The album itself is still currently in the works to be released later this year. He works with producer Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20, Collective Soul). Two new songs, "Goodbye to the Girl" and "Paper Heart", were co-written by David and teased in an album teaser posted in January.

When visited by Entertainment Tonight on studio, he said, "This record was the most difficult, but I think the most gratifying record I've made to date," before adding "nothing good is ever easy." Talking more about the CD, he said it reflects the ups and downs of his life and admitted some of them came from "a bit of a darker place."

"I just wrote about life - and life's not always easy, it's not always fun. But I think those real moments are hopefully what's going to shine through. I want my fans to feel like when they listen to this record that I'm being honest with them."


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posted by latinalovescook on Mar 05, 2011
I'm an 80s lover and I more than approve this version. Of course, I prefer David's originals but to be the chosen one for the boot song is a great honor and I'm a really happy fan right now. Bring it on, David....and NO, We won't forget about YOU!! =)
posted by Rands on Mar 04, 2011
Excellent cover and he made the song his own with the way he used his vocals.
posted by Jason on Mar 04, 2011
YES! Bring on the new music, Mr. Cook.
posted by Chris on Mar 04, 2011
Honesty in music is excellent. Can't wait for the album.
posted by Sam on Mar 04, 2011
Excellent cover! I have ordered 2 cds and plan on ordering at least 3-5 more. This guy is an amazing artist and songwriter. Trust, see him will not be disappointed. Great rock show! Seems like guy I would have a beer with and shoot the s@!T...

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