American Idol fans frequently want to know more details about the songs they hear their favorite contestants perform on the show. Check out the details on songs performed during elimination rounds by Andrew Garcia.
- Audition - "Sunday Morning" by Maroon 5
- First Hollywood Week Solo - "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul
- Hollywood Week Group - "No One" by Alicia Keys
- Second Hollywood Week Solo - "Chasing Pavements" by Adele
Written by Andrew Hurley, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, and Joseph Trohman
This song was the breakthrough top 10 pop smash for post hardcore band Fall Out Boy. It was released in 2005 as the first single from the album From Under the Cork Tree. "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" was also the first top 10 pop single for the record label Fueled By Ramen.
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Written by James Morrison and Eg White
"You Give Me Something" was the debut single from British singer-songwriter James Morrison released in 2006. It was a top 5 hit in the UK and nominated for British Single of the Year at the Brit Awards.
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Written by David Frank, Steve Kipner, and Pamela Sheyne
Reportedly when Christina Aguilera first recorded "Genie In a Bottle" she worried that it wouldn't show off her vocals well enough. However, when released as her first single it went straight to #1 on the pop singles chart staying there for five weeks. The performance received a Grammy nomination in 2000 for Best Pop Female Vocal.
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Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Appearing as the opening track on the Rolling Stones' 1969 album Let It Bleed, "Gimme Shelter" was inspired by stories of the Vietnam War and is truly apocalyptic in tone. The vocal by back-up singer Merry Clayton is one of the most celebrated female vocals on a Rolling Stones record. Clayton's own version of the song reached #73 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a legendary pop and soul song. It went to #2 on the pop singles chart in 1967 in a version by Gladys Knight and the Pips and was Motown's biggest selling single to that point. A year later in 1968 Marvin Gaye's version was released as a single as well and it spent a phenomenal seven weeks at the top of the pop singles chart smashing the record of the biggest selling Motown single. It is considered a pioneering song of psychedelic soul.
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Written by Chris Brown, J. Jones, B. Kennedy, A. Merritt, and Rob Allen
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