- Blake Lewis – You Give Love a Bad Name 3:09
- Gina Glocksen – Paint It Black 3:21
- Melinda Doolittle – As Long As He Needs Me 2:59
- Chris Sligh – She’s Not There 2:02
- Sanjaya Malakar – Besame Mucho 3:42
- Lakisha Jones – This Ain’t a Love Song 3:57
- Chris Richardson – Smooth 4:05
- Haley Scarnato – Turn the Beat Around 3:30
- Stephanie Edwards – Love Hangover 2:43
- Brandon Rogers – You Can’t Hurry Love 2:56
- Phil Stacey – Blaze of Glory 4:48
- Jordin Sparks – This Is My Now 3:50
Greatest hits? Hmmm. I would have swapped out Gina Glocksen’s “Smile” for “Paint it Black” or pretty any other Melinda Doolittle performance for “As Long as He Needs Me.” For Chris Richardson, I would have chosen “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” or “Change the World.” I would download all three Chris Sligh performances–any one of them could have made an appearance on this compilation.
What do you think?
For you completists, $29.97 will fetch you the “Collector’s Edition”. This digital compilation has 76 songs–every Idol studio recording made during the season, except for Jordin Sparks’ “Living on a Prayer.” (It was available on americanidol.com during the season, but has been dropped, for some reason).
All 76 songs are available as individual purchases for 99 cents.
Jordin Sparks’ and Blake Lewis’ tracks are available as mp3s at americanidol.com until June 20th. If you buy from the American Idol site, it’s not included on the Billboard Charts (19 has declined to send the figures to Soundscan) So, if you’re a fan who likes to see your fav on the charts–you’ll want to purchase their EPs and individual singles from iTunes.
No word on whether anything will be released on physical CDs.