American Idol 2012 Top 4: “California Dreamin” Theme, More Song Suggestions

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The American Idol 2012 Top 4 hopefuls have hundreds of songs to choose from for their “California Dreamin” Theme “Songs I wish I had written. Nigel Lythgoe twitted these are also “songs that inspire.”

Here are more “Song Suggestions” for each of the Top 4 American Idol contenders:

For Hollie Cavanagh

“California Dreamin”

  • “I Gotta Feeling” – by the Black Eyed Peas
  • “Let’s Go Away for a While” – by the Beach Boys
  • “Sweet Child o’ Mine – by Guns N’ Roses

“Songs I wish I had written”

  • “Blue Bayou”
  • “Fernando”
  • “Turn Around Bright Eyes”

For Jessica Sanchez

“California Dreamin”

  • “Dani California”  – by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “California Girls” – by The Beach Boys
  • “Light My Fire” – by the Doors

“Songs I wish I had written”

  • “Skyscraper”
  • “Dream on”
  • “Total Eclipse of the Heart”

Top 4 American Idol 2012 Finalists
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For Joshua Ledet

“California Dreamin”

  • “Act Naturally” – by Buck Owens
  • “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” – by the Beach Boys
  • “If Tomorrow Never Comes” – by The Controllers

“Songs I wish I had written”

  • “My Way”
  • “Unchained Melody”
  • “Impossible Dream”

For Phillip Phillips

“California Dreamin”

  • “Nuthin’ But a G Thang”  – by the Beach Boys
  • Shotgun Blues”- by Guns N’ Roses
  • Surfin’ USA – by the Beach Boys

“Songs I wish I had written”

  • “You’ve got a Friend”
  • “Fire and Rain”
  • “Don’t Fall In Love with a Dreamer”

Here are the Top 4 Final Songs for “California Dreamin” theme.

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