Five on Friday Set 3

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to Set 3.

We checked in with American Idol this week. They've finished up all the roaming city auditions and settled in for Hollywood week. I'm glad we ignored the audition process this season, because we have no preconceptions and have not been influenced by stories and characters. We're just in it for the music.

The Top 12 gals and Top 12 guys will be chosen next week. So this week I bring you music from my three favorite former Idol contestants. Bo finished second in season 5, DC won season 7, and Taylor won season 5.

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Witness is an original composition by Bo Bice with AJ Croce. It was released in Oct 2007 and appears on the album See the Light.

Permanent is an original composition by David Cook with Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida. It was released in May 2009 and appears on DC's self-titled debut album. Come Back to Me was written by Amund Bjorklund, Espen Lind, and Zac Maloy. It was released in March 2009 and also appears on DC's first album.

Medicated Goo was written by Steve Winwood and Jimmy Miller. It appears on the Traffic album Last Exit, released in 1969. I remember that Taylor's performances of this song during his solo tour drew raves, and emphasized his skill as a live performer.

Somehow is an original composition by Taylor Hicks. It appears on the Early Works album, released in 2008. This album features songs from Taylor's self-released albums In Your Time and Under the Radar. Somehow emphasizes Taylor's ability as a songwriter.

You're all welcome to play along if you like. Here are some guidelines.

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to to make your play list of five songs. Choose a particular theme to share with us. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
3. I don't know how to make a specific linky, so be sure to leave me a comment to let me know that you participated.
4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Have fun!


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  1. Thanks for commenting Travis! Loved your songs too! :)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trav, I LOVE the Idol stories, but the bottom line is the music. I have to say Taylor Hicks was my pick from the get-go. Glad you included some Soul-Patrol!

  1. Bond says:

    Excellent song choices Travis

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Now for me the initial auditions are the best part of our version of the programme - they're just so funny!

  1. Great songs,thanks for sharing them Travis.I may do some of these in the future.currently I do the flashback friday theme.

  1. Jamie says:

    For some reason the code I got only had three songs in it. Of course that way people can listen to "Baby Grand" three times and then the other two. :-)

  1. Cherie says:

    I can never stand to watch the audition process of any of these talent shows. My heart always breaks for the people who should have stayed at home. lol

    btw ... Wanted to bring your attention to the original Tango vid that I have posted. I think that you'll enjoy it. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  1. Auditions were interesting this week.I think the girls are going to dominate and it's going to be a catfight. I do believe.

  1. taylorhicksnews says:

    Great selection of music, Travis. Enjoyed all the songs, and would love to see these three musicians in concert together.

  1. I've joined in, Travis - my link is HERE.

    Permanent is my favorite one from your list this week.

    Are you watching the Olympic opening ceremony? I'll wave to you from my living room.

  1. Travis says:

    Mary: I'm glad you decided to play this week.

    GGG: I don't mind the stories. I just don't like the way the producers emphasize the stories over the singing. And I don't care for all the bad auditions they show. Soul Patrol!

    V: Thanks.

    Akelamalu: For me, the bad auditions are wasting my time.

    Mike: No pressure to participate. Thanks for dropping by.

    Jamie: That's weird. When I went to publish mine last night, I got a message that my code wasn't closed and there might be an error. But I guess it posted ok.

    Cherie: I'll chec out that Tango!

    Mimi: I didn't really get a good sense. I'm ready for the Top 24 though, and I'm glad that they dumped that Top 36 from last season.

    THN: I pay to see that.

    Julia: The opening ceremony starts in 5 minutes!

  1. Debra says:

    I really enjoyed that "come back to me" number. I willl have to do one of these one day! Blessings!

  1. Linda says:

    Very nice, Travis! I had forgotten about Bo Bice but I do remember liking him very much during his run on Idol.

  1. Travis says:

    Debra: It was tough to pick a couple of songs off his debut because I like all of them so well.

    Linda: It was a shame for Bo to have the health problems in the couple of years after his appearance on Idol. It really derailed him for a bit.

  1. JohnH985 says:

    I've ignored the auditions as well. Hopefully this year will grab me more than the last few. Good choice of music, though I've never been able to get behind David Cook that much. He's good, he just doesn't do much for me. Now Taylor of course. And I find myself liking Bo more and more. His See The Light album is a really good album of southern rock.