“California Dreamin” Theme for Top 4 American Idol 2012: Song Suggestions, Song of The Mamas & the Papas?

The California Dreamin” theme for the American Idol 2012 Top 4 performance is not specific, as expected, to heighten fan’s curiosity about the show. The  Top 4 American Idols are:

  1. Jessica Sanchez
  2. Joshua Ledet
  3. Phillip Phillips
  4. Hollie Cavanagh

Top 4 American Idol Contestants
Image Credit: Michael Becker / FOX

Going back to music history, “California Dreamin” was sung by The Mamas & the Papas in 1965. It was a song about a man who longed for sunny California amidst his winter ambiance. “California Dreamin” is considered by the Rolling Stone’s List as one of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

If we are to consider “The Mamas & the Papas” songs, then here are possible songs, which the Top 4 American Idols may sing:

  • “California Dreamin”
  • “Dedicated to one I Love”
  • “Words of Love”
  • “Dancing in the Street”
  • “Do You Wanna Dance”
  • “Monday, Monday”
  • “Go Where You Wanna Go”
  • “I Saw Her Again”
  • “Look Through My Window”
  • “Safe In My Garden”
  • “Dream a Little Dream of Me”
  • “For The Love Of Ivy”
  • “Creeque Alley”

If the “California Dreamin” theme is about The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, then the song choices may be from the following famous singers with their hit singles.

  • The Mamas and the Papas
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beatles (John Lennon)
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Beach Boys
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Bob Dylan and the Byrds
  • Aerosmith
  • The Doors
  • The Temptations
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • David Bowie
  • Elton John

If the California Dreamin” theme is about songs that” talk” about California, then here are song suggestions that the Top 4 American Idols may consider:

  • “California Revisited (Everyone I Meet Is from California)”–by America
  • “Hotel California” – by the Eagles
  • “A Friend in California” – by Merle Haggard
  • “A Song About California” – by Hey Ocean!
  • “California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles” – by the Beach Boys
  • “Back to California”- by Carole King
  • “California Dreamin'” – by The Mamas & the Papas
  • “Going to California” – by Led Zeppelin
  • “California Dreamer” – by Wolf Parade
  • “Irvine” – by Kelly Clarkson
  • “California Girls” – by The Beach Boys
  • “Santa Monica” – by Savage Garden
  • “California Gurls” – by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
  • “A Song About California” – by Hey Ocean
  • “We Don’t Need Another Song About California”– by My Chemical Romance
  • “California King Bed” – by Rihanna
  • “California Paradise” – by the Runaways

These are only predicted songs and suggested songs based on the author’s perception of the California Dreamin” theme songs for the Top 4 American Idol 2012 hopefuls.

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