Season 7 “American Idol” winner and former Tulsa resident David Cook has recorded the farewell song for the 10th season of “American Idol.”
The song, chosen by “American Idol” creator and Executive Producer Simon Fuller, is a remake of Simple Minds 1985 smash “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” It will air each week as contestants are eliminated.
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” will be made available starting on today for free on www.DavidCookOfficial.com for those who pre-order Cook’s forthcoming album. It also will be available for sale via iTunes and other digital providers on March 8.
David Cook has been busy in the studio working on his highly anticipated sophomore album with producer Matt Serletic (Rob Thomas, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul), which will be released by 19 Recordings/RCA Records later this year.
After winning the “Idol” crown in Season 7, Cook went on to sell more than 1 million copies of his self-titled debut album and set out on a yearlong nationwide tour in support of his multiple hit singles. Released on Nov. 18, 2008, “David Cook” (19 Recordings / RCA Records) entered the Billboard charts at No. 3 and the digital album charts at No. 1, marking the best debut from an “American Idol” winner since 2006. Collectively the songs from “David Cook” have sold more than 2 million tracks and ringtones combined. Cook’s coronation single, “The Time of My Life” was certified platinum and is not only the biggest single debut but the highest-selling coronation single in the show’s history.