American Idol Playlists

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Katharine McPheeCarrie UnderwoodDaughtryJennifer HudsonTaylor HicksRuben StuddardBo BiceRandy JacksonKelly ClarksonKellie Pickler

Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee
  • Irreplaceable, Beyoncé
  • Stand, BeBe Winans
  • Wind It Up, Gwen Stefani
  • Let's Get It On, Marvin Gaye
  • SexyBack, Justin Timberlake
  • Caught Up, Usher
  • Strong Enough, Sheryl Crow
  • Fighter, Christina Aguilera
  • Emotion, Destiny's Child
  • Unfaithful, Rihanna

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood
  • Welcome to the Black Parade, My Chemical Romance
  • Waiting On the World to Change, John Mayer
  • Like Red On a Rose, Alan Jackson
  • Beautiful Day, U2
  • I'm Your Man, Wham!
  • Paint It Black, The Rolling Stones
  • Innocent, Our Lady Peace
  • Bicycle Race, Queen
  • Stealing Kisses, Faith Hill
  • My Love (Single Version), Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. My Love
  • The Chair, George Strait
  • Once In a Lifetime, Keith Urban
  • The Kill, 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Into the Ocean, Blue October
  • Waitin' On a Woman, Brad Paisley


  • Lakini's Juice, Live
  • The Day I Tried to Live, Soundgarden
  • Them Bones, Alice In Chains
  • Soldier's Daughter, Tonic
  • In Memory, Shinedown
  • Save a Prayer, Duran Duran
  • Hide and Seek, Imogen Heap
  • Jóga, Björk
  • With or Without You, U2
  • Nature Boy, Nat King Cole
  • Give It Away, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2
  • Helicopter, Bloc Party
  • There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight, Hank Williams
  • Forever My Friend, Ray LaMontagne

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
  • Can't Let Go, Anthony Hamilton
  • Promise, Ciara
  • Listen (From "Dreamgirls"), Beyoncé
  • Poppin', Chris Brown
  • My Hood, Young Jeezy
  • Better People, India.Arie
  • Black Sweat, Prince
  • My Love (Single Version), Justin Timberlake featuring T.I. My Love
  • Hey Mama, Kanye West
  • Girl Next Door, Musiq & Ayana
  • Go on Without You, Shirley Murdock
  • How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side), The Pointer Sisters
  • A Song for You, Donny Hathaway
  • Testify, Common Be
  • All in Love Is Fair, Stevie Wonder
  • Shortie Like Mine (featuring Chris Brown & Johntá Austin), Bow Wow
  • It's Goin' Down (featuring Nitti), Yung Joc featuring Nitti
  • Hood Boy (radio edit), Fantasia featuring Big Boi Hood Boy We Must Pray, Kevin Macklin

Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks
  • U.S. Blues, Grateful Dead
  • Soul Serenade, King Curtis
  • Compared to What, Les McCann
  • Am I Blue, Ray Charles
  • Heavy Things, Phish
  • Twistin' the Night Away, Sam Cooke
  • Candle in the Wind, Elton John
  • Use Me, Bill Withers
  • Get on the Good Foot, James Brown
  • I Know What Love's All About, Anthony Hamilton

Ruben Studdard

Ruben Studdard
  • Any Love, Luther Vandross
  • Love Won't Let Me Wait, Luther Vandross
  • Busy Body, Luther Vandross
  • Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross
  • Bad Boy/Having a Party, Luther Vandross
  • So Amazing, Luther Vandross
  • Give Me the Reason, Luther Vandross
  • Anyone Who Had a Heart, Luther Vandross
  • Stop to Love, Luther Vandross
  • A House Is Not a Home, Luther Vandross
  • Never Too Much, Luther Vandross
  • Since I Lost My Baby, Luther Vandross
  • Creepin', Luther Vandross
  • I (Who Have Nothing), Luther Vandross & Martha Wash
  • If This World Were Mine, Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn
  • Don't Want to Be a Fool, Luther Vandross
  • 'Til My Baby Comes Home, Luther Vandross
  • Don't You Know That?, Luther Vandross
  • Superstar, Luther Vandross
  • The Impossible Dream, Luther Vandross

Bo Bice

Bo Bice
  • Indians, Anthrax
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go, The Clash
  • Man In the Box, Alice In Chains
  • Smoke On the Water, Deep Purple
  • War Pigs (Live), Black Sabbath
  • In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Butterfly ,
  • Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
  • I'm Broken (Live), Pantera
  • Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue íyster Cult
  • Born to Be Wild, Steppenwolf
  • Outshined, Soundgarden
  • Even Flow, Pearl Jam
  • Epic, Faith No More
  • Under the Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson
  • Fly Like a Bird, Mariah Carey
  • Being a Girl, Van Hunt
  • Hot Stage Lights, Van Hunt
  • Everybody Got Their Something, Nikka Costa
  • So Have I for You, Nikka Costa
  • 99 Problems, Jay-Z
  • Come As You Are, Nirvana
  • Redneck Woman, Gretchen Wilson
  • Hey Pocky A-way, The Meters
  • Wang Dang Doodle (Single), Koko Taylor
  • A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement (Live), John Coltrane
  • Hopeless, Dionne Farris
  • Far East Mississippi ("The Best Of" Version), Ohio Players
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Green Day
  • The Scientist, Coldplay
  • Muddy Water, Aretha Franklin
  • Woman's Gotta Have It, Bobby Womack
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
  • Streets of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen
  • Why, Annie Lennox
  • Eat the Rich, Aerosmith
  • I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You), Aretha Franklin
  • Perfect, Alanis Morissette
  • Never Is a Promise, Fiona Apple
  • Red House, Jimi Hendrix
  • I Used to Love Him, Lauryn Hill & Mary J. Blige
  • Tyler, The Toadies
  • Sunday Morning, No Doubt
  • Walk On, U2

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler
  • Stand by Your Man, Tammy Wynette
  • 9 to 5, Dolly Parton
  • Walkin' After Midnight, Patsy Cline
  • Independence Day, Martina McBride
  • Ain't No Other Man, Christina Aguilera
  • That's Why I'm Here, Kenny Chesney
  • Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You, Kellie Pickler
  • Before He Cheats, Carrie Underwood
  • Walk Away, Kelly Clarkson
  • How Do You Like Me Now?!, Toby Keith
  • Tonight I Wanna Cry, Keith Urban
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