April 19, 2006
Performances of pop standards were a big hit this week on American Idol. For this week's download list, I have pulled together 10 outstanding recordings of pop standards by contemporary artists. Some recordings are unconventional, but all are outstanding.
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One of the most recorded songs of all time as interpreted by 4 of the most beautiful young male voices in the music business today.
This punk-edged version of a song first popularized by Louis Armstrong was released after Joey Ramone's tragic death from cancer in 2001.
Sinead O'Connor turns in a stunningly gorgeous and vulnerable performance of this classic tune of obsessive love.
Carly's version of this classic is delightfully relaxed and breezy.
Robbie Williams gets the chance to show off his skill at a classic croon in this track from the soundtrack to the Cole Porter extravaganza De-Lovely.
The title song from Rod Stewart's first Great American Songbook collection. This set of 4 albums has given Stewart an entirely new audience of admirers.
Harry Connick, Jr. gives his inimitable jazzy style to this recent recording of a pop classic.
Queen Latifah took a strong turn away from rap to a full album of singing mostly pop standards on The Dana Owens Album. This is one of the standout cuts.