The American Idol is one of the greatest singing contests on the planet, which is often fueled with intense competition from greatly talented people. Some of the songs from American Idol were sung so well, that they can easily be considered better than the original tracks. We will give a brief introduction about American Idol, the American Idol top 20 greatest hits, and show you how to easily purchase or download them for free.
Part 1: Brief introduction to American Idol
Pop Idol, which originates in Britain made its way to America, and even South Africa, and it is now known as American Idol and Idols respectively in those countries. Entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller created Pop Idol which became so popular in its first three seasons, which instantly made it a global franchise. Fox bought the show back in 2002, and it was originally called American Idol: The Search for a Superstar.
For 8 straight seasons, American Idol got top primetime ratings, and today it remains one of the popular singing competition shows. In terms of how the show is setup, it all starts with a panel of judges who select singers at the audition (thousands to several hundreds of thousands go for the auditions), who then allow who they think were the best singers to advance to the subsequent rounds. Eliminations take place, and sometimes the public is allowed to vote for their favorite contestants. That happens until only two contestants are left, who battle it to the finals, to claim the year’s American Idol title.
Another unique thing about American Idol is the scenes of the contestants’ real-life struggles, and backstage drama. You might be wondering which songs were performed well throughout the history of American Idol, and we are proud to present the list to you.
1. "Leave Me Lonely" by Ariana Grande feat. Macy Gray, performed by Kimmy Gabriela
2. "With A Little Help From My Friends" by Joe Crocker, performed by Jovin Webb
3. “Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears, performed by Franklin Boone
4. “bad guy" by Billie Eilish, performed by Olivia Ximines
5. "If The World Was Ending" by JP Saxe feat. Julia Michaels, performed by Louis Knight
6. "Greedy" by Ariana Grande, performed by Makayla Phillips
7. "Run To You" by Whitney Houston, performed by Aliana Jester
8. "River" by Bishop Briggs, performed by Faith Bechnel
9. "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T’s, performed by Nick Merico
10. "Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie J, performed by Lauren Spencer-Smith
11. "Warrior" by Demi Lovato, performed by Cyniah Elise
12. "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry, performed by Francisco Martin
13. "Burning" by Maggie Rogers, performed by Sophia James (formerly Sophia Wackerman)
14. "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown, performed by Dewayne Crocker Jr.
15. "Let It Be Me" by Ray LaMontagne, performed by Dillon James
16. "Lovin' Machine" by Wynonie Harris, performed by Arthur Gunn
17. "Human" by Christina Perri, performed by Julia Gargano
18. "Cry" by Faith Hill, performed by Grace Leer
19. "I Believe" by Fantasia, performed by Just Sam
20. "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong, performed by Jonny West
Part 2: How to buy American Idol soundtracks
There are plenty of American Idol songs that deserve a spot in your music library. The good news is those songs are available on many digital stores, and well as physical stores worldwide. However, we will only show you how you can purchase the music digitally from some of the most popular participating stores. We will start with the iTunes Store. You should note that music purchased from the iTunes Store is usually encoded with DRM, which means that you can only play it on authorized device and software. Before you can buy a song on the Apple iTunes Store, you need to setup an account with Apple. If you do have an account with Apple, here is how you can purchase American Idol songs through the iTunes Store.
Step 1: Visit the iTunes Store website (if you are using a web browser on computer), or open the iTunes app on your iOS device. If you are using macOS Catalina, you can open the Apple Music app, then click the iTunes Store tab.
Step 2: Find the American Idol song you wish to purchase. You can do that by clicking the search tab.
Step 3: Click buy to complete the transaction. If you did not enter your payment details when you first setup your Apple ID, you will may be asked to enter them. When that is done, the song(s) will be downloaded and added to your music library.
The Amazon Music Store is another popular digital store where you can purchase music. What sets the Amazon apart in the digital music sales is that the music is not usually encoded with DRM, and what that means is you can play that music wherever you want. To purchase American Idol music from the Amazon Store, please follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Amazon Music Store webpage on your web browser. If you prefer, you can download and install the Amazon MP3 Downloader software for your operating system. Sign up or sign in with your Amazon account.
Step 2: Search for the American Idol track you wish to purchase from the digital store. Once you find the song, purchase it (you will need to enter your payment credentials).
Step 3: Download the track after the webpage redirects you to the download page. If you are using the Amazon MP3 Downloader, it will automatically download the song for you.
We will also recommend Google Play Music. If you use an Android device, you can purchase music directly from the same place you purchase your apps, that is the Google Play Store. The biggest drawback is that the music you purchase through Google Play Store can only be played online, as there is still no way to download it for offline playback. If that is okay for you, here are the steps on how to purchase American Idol music from Google Play Music.
Step 1: Launch the Google Play Store on your Android device, then navigate to the Music Shop within the store.
Step 2: Search for the American Idol music you would like to purchase. To do this, tap the search icon.
Step 3: Tap the buy icon to purchase it. Once you have tapped it, enter your payment credentials if required. You may also be prompted to enter your password or to answer some security questions.
Step 4: Once you have confirmed all the details, the song will be purchased and it will be added directly to your music library.
Part 3: How to download American Idol soundtracks free of charge
Some of the songs from the American Idol were sung so well, that they can easily be considered better than the original tracks. They are available to purchase from many participating digital stores like the iTunes Store, Amazon store, or Google Play Music, and you can even get them on CDs from participating stores. However, we believe that you can get them for free. Do you subscribe to music streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, etc.?
We have a software tool, Music Recorder that you can use to legally record and save the American Idol music for free, which you will be able to play on any of your devices. Leawo Music Recorder is professional recording software that can help you to preserve 100% of the original quality of the audio, and it works with over 500 sources. When you finish recording the music, this software will help you to find and save music tags (music tags help you to locate songs in your music library) of those recordings, which is made possible by an online music database. If you wish to edit the music tags manually, that is also made possible by the music tag editor.
It also comes with a built-in task scheduler, in cases where you might forget to do the task yourself. For now, we will provide you with steps that you can use to download American Idol songs for free. Please follow the easy steps below.
Step 1: First, set the Audio Source
Open Leawo Music Recorder on your computer, and proceed to click the microphone icon on the main interface. After a panel pops-up, you should click the“Audio Source” menu, then choose the “Record Computer Audio” option. This is very important because it enables the software to record your American Idol music.
Step 2: Second, set the output format
Proceed to click the “Format” menu in the panel to choose “Output Format: MP3 Audio (*.mp3)” or WAV Audio (*.wav). WAV audio will preserve the original quality of the music, although it consumes more space. You can also adjust the bit rate and sample rate of the recorded American Idol according to your preferences in this panel.
Step 3: Third, set the output folder
Click “General” and then click the folder icon to choose a folder to save the music recordings.
Step 4: Finally start recording
Navigate to the main interface of the software and then click on the red recording button to begin recording. Click on the recording button again if you want to finish this task. Under “Media> Library> Newly Recordings” you can enter the“Music Tags Edit” panel to adjust the info of the recordings.