Saturday, April 17, 2010
'American Idol' Plays 60s Music For 9 Seasons
We've had songs by Neil Sedaka, Neil Diamond, Paul McCartney, John Lennon (The Beatles), Elvis Presley and others. Then, next week on 21st April 2010 Sir Elton John (image) will perform live. And for 9 years our 60s icons are still on track and as popular as ever.
If you've guessed it, you would have been following these music greats on American Idol. So, as in Glee, we find songs that we love so much, still being played and sung today on television.
Hound Dog, Blue Suede Shoes, In The Ghetto, A Little Less Conversation, Suspicious Minds, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Can't Help Falling In Love were only some of the songs performed on American Idol.
You would love these Elvis classics sung with fresh fervour as the interpretation by each finalist was different and uniquely charming. But the melodies still tug the heartstrings. And again, for blogger, it was a treat to be shared. (This is not an advertisement. They don't need one.)
Blogger is wondering, why our own 60s musicians aren't invited to perform on TV. Ask any youth on our Singapore streets and they will tell you who Elvis Presley or Elton John is. Provide a Singapore 60s band name and they won't blink an eye-lid.Image from: monikamanchanda.wordpress.com
Information: American Idol Website
Original article: Andy Lim Collection