2006-03-17

Songs I’d like to hear Taylor Hicks cover

I've really been enjoying Taylor Hicks (the link is to what I think is his home page, but it is offline no doubt due to his current participation in American Idol) on American Idol, and I've heard a couple songs recently I think it would be neat to hear Taylor cover:

  1. You Make My Dreams Come True, by Daryl Hall and John Oates. Its a fairly simple song, and that could rule it out. But I suspect Taylor could throw in some "woo's" and other color to bring it new life.
  2. She's Gone, by Daryl Hall and John Oates. Its a five minute song, and doesn't move along very quickly, but a shorter arrangement could work. The song isn't a perfect match, but there are parts—especially in the chorus—where I can really imagine Taylor shining. Basically, an opportunity for Taylor to continue to show he can make a well-known song his own.

There was another one I was trying to find, but I don't know the name. The closest I came to getting that one (by lyric search via Google) was The Logical Song by Supertramp. But, I bought it and listened to it all the way through, and it isn't the one.

By the way, you can download some MP3 versions of three tracks from Taylor's CD "Under the Radar" here.

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