The article includes a list of 10 best songs from the reality show of American Idol and has featured on the best of charts.
American Idol is a popular American singing competition television series that has aired 15 seasons from its launch on June 11th, 2002. The main aim of the show was to find hidden singing talents amongst the masses and the show has managed to successfully achieve their goal. The show has proved to be a major head start and established the singing careers of several popular artists including Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Scotty McCreery, Philip Philips, Candice Glover, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Trent Harmon, Maddie Pop and many other notable artists.
Along with several notable musical artists, the show also owns several chartbuster tracks and performances to its credit. The songs consist of recordings of various coronation songs by the winners and runner ups alike, including live and studio recordings of performances as well as special singles released by the show. The songs were initially available in the form of CDs and were soon released digitally since the fifth season of the show and are now available for download on the iTunes platform.
The show has given over 100 songs that have featured on multiple lists and music rankings released by different platforms and sites.
The top 10 songs that can be credited to this show include the following.
- ‘A Moment Like This’ by Kelly Clarkson (released on 21st September 2002 – Season 1)
- ‘God Bless the USA’ by American Idol Season 2 Finalists (released on May 3, 2003)
- ‘Flying Without Wings’ by Ruben Studdard (released on June 28, 2003 – Season 2)
‘This is the Night’ by Clay Aiken (released on June 28, 2003 – Season 2)
- ‘I Believe’ by Fantasia (released on 10th June 2004 – Season 3)
- ‘Dreams’ by Diana DeGarmo (released on July 17, 2004 – Season 3)
- ‘When You Tell me you love me’ by American Idol Season 4 Finalists (released on May 7, 2005)
- ‘Inside Your Heaven’ by Carrie Underwood (released on July 2, 2005 – Season 4)
- ‘Wanted Dead or Alive by Chris Daughtry (released on June 10, 2006 – Season 5)
‘Takin to the Streets’ by Taylor Hicks (released on June 10, 2006 – Season 5)
- ‘Do I Make You Proud’ by Taylor Hicks (released on July 1, 2006 – Season 5)
- ‘Over the Rainbow’ by Katharine McPhee (released on July 15, 2006 – Season 5)
‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ by Blake Lewis (released on June 9, 2007 – Season 6)
These are some of the favorites of the audience released in the initial seasons. The songs have proven to be major chartbusters and have featured in the list of Billboard Hot 100 charts.