American Idol Top 12 – What Will The Idols Sing?

The American Idol 9 Top 12 hit the big stage Tuesday night, singing the songs of The Rolling Stones.  The kids very first theme night has them choosing from 50 songs from the Stones catalog.  Check out the songs after the jump.

Siobhan Magnus already spilled the beans to Access Hollywood on her song choice. She’ll be singing “Paint it Black”.  (I’m intrigued!).

  • Download songs from the Rolling Stones playlist HERE.

What I think they should sing:

  • Aaron Kelly – “Salt of the Earth”, “Waiting on a Friend” – Aaron seems too immature to sing any of these tunes. He could put a country spin on these two.
  • Andrew Garcia – “Time is On My Side” – This song might survive “the treatment”
  • Casey James – “Honky Tonk Woman” or “It’s All Over Now” – With electric guitar or
  • Crystal Bowersox – “Gimme Shelter” – I’d love to hear her wail on this
  • Didi Benami – “She’s a Rainbow” – Spare arrangement with guitar.
  • Lacey Brown – “As Tears Go By”
  • Katie Stevens – “Wild Horses” – Because you know somebody is going to do it.
  • Lee Dewyze – “Jumpin Jack Flash”, “Street Fighting Man”  (Or something else uptempo, Lee should use this opportunity to rock out)
  • Michael Lynche – “Angie” or “Tumbling Dice”
  • Paige Miles – “Beast of Burden”
  • Tim Urban – “Ruby Tuesday” – Kind of a random pick, he might do OK with something ballady.

Songs after the JUMP…

As Tears Go By
Beast of Burden
Black Limousine
Brown Sugar
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
Country Honk
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Emotional Rescue
Fool to Cry
Get Off My Cloud
Gimme Shelter
Hang Fire
Heart of Stone
Honky Tonk Women
Hot Stuff
It’s All Over Now
It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Lady Jane
The Last Time
Let It Bleed
Live With Me
Love In Vain
Midnight Rambler
Miss You
Mother’s Little Helper
19th Nervous Breakdown
No Expectations
Paint It, Black
Play With Fire
Ruby Tuesday
Salt of the Earth
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
She Was Hot
She’s a Rainbow
She’s So Cold
Shine a Light
Start Me Up
Street Fighting Man
Sympathy for the Devil
Time Is On My Side
Too Tough
Tumbling Dice
Under My Thumb
Waiting On a Friend
Wild Horses
You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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