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American Idol 11 Top 5 – British Theme & the 60’s – Song Suggestions

This week, American Idol‘s Top 5 take on a “British & ’60’s Theme.” Oh man. Well, at least these contestants can still do something current with the ‘British’ selection. They will be signing two songs each. I’m hitting my music collection again to come up with more song suggestions.

With that said, I sat down with my Spotify playlists to crack out some song suggestions for the remaining contestants. It is still sad to me that Elise Testone didn’t make the Top 5 — she could have nailed an Amy Winehouse song. Oh well.

Here’s my list:

Phillip Phillips

British Songs

Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones
Price Tag – Jessie J
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams

’60s Songs

“Light My Fire” – The Doors

“I’m a Believer” – The Monkees


Joshua Ledet
Sailing – Rod Stewart
Border Song – Elton John
Crazy – Seal

’60s Songs

“With a Little Help from My Friends” – Joe Cocker

“I Put a Spell on You” – by Nina Simone


Jessica Sanchez
Valerie – The Zutons (Amy Winehouse covered this)
Bulletproof – La Roux
You Had Me – Joss Stone

’60s Songs

“Papa was a Rolling Stone” – The Temptations

“California Soul” – Marlena Shaw


Skylar Laine
Roxanne – The Police
Who’d Have Known – Lily Allen
Thank You – Dido

’60s Songs

“Pinball Wizard” – The Who

“Mr. Tambourine Man” – Bob Dylan


Hollie Cavanagh
Footprints in the Sand – Leona Lewis
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Wild Horses – Natasha Bedingfield

’60’s Songs

“River Deep Mountain High” – Tina Turner

“In My Life” – Judy Collins

What do you think of my picks? What does your list look like? Speculate in the comments!

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