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David Cook

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Genre:Pop, Rock
Rank:3331 history »
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Songs:69
Albums:5

Most popular songs

# Song LSI Rank
1The World I Know lyrics
2Don't You (Forget about Me) lyrics
3Straight Ahead lyrics
4Life on the Moon lyrics
5Avalanche lyrics
6Light On lyrics
7We Believe lyrics
8Eleanor Rigby lyrics
9Fall Back into Me lyrics
10Flower & Hope (feat. Ben Wendel, Matt Clohesy, Kendrick Scott & David lyrics

Most popular albums

# Album LSI Rank
1David Cook [2008]
4,759
4,759
2Scenic Design [2015]
3This Loud Morning [2011]
4American Idol Season 7 [2008]
5Analog Heart [2006]

Biography

David Roland Cook (born December 20, 1982 in Houston, Texas, US) is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of the reality television show American Idol. Prior to Idol he released an album entitled Analog Heart, and his post-Idol self-titled album, produced by Rob Cavallo, was released on November 18, 2008 and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA.

David Cook formed a band with his friend Bobby Kerr while at high school. The band was initially named Red Eye, later Axium. He wrote his first song titled "Red Hot" when he was fifteen. He was encouraged by Evan Sula-Goff of 8stops7 to make an album when he went to Cook's school to judge a contest, Mr. Jaguar, where David Cook and his band performed Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City". The band had some success when one of their songs, "Hold", was selected to be played in movie theaters across the country, and they were named one of the top 15 independent bands in the country by "Got Milk?" contest as well as the best Kansas City band in 2004.

Axium however broke up in 2006 and David Cook moved to Tulsa where he joined Midwest Kings, a band he once opened for. Members of that band Andy Skib and Neal Tiemann later became part of David Cook's post-Idol band The Anthemic. He recorded and self-released a solo album Analog Heart in 2006, which sold well regionally.He worked as a bartender prior to appearing on Idol.

In 2006, after obtaining a degree in graphic arts, Cook had to decide whether he wanted to be a musician or a graphic designer. "I gave myself every opportunity not to do music," he says, "but it was always there. I couldn't ignore it." He moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was in the early stages of recording his second album when his younger brother Andrew asked Cook to accompany him to Omaha and lend moral support while he tried out for American Idol. Andrew didn't make the cut, but he encouraged a very reluctant David to try out. "He threatened to beat my ass if I didn't, so it's entirely his fault that all this happened to me," Cook says with a smile.

One week after being declared the winner with a record-breaking 56 percent of the nearly 100 million votes cast, Cook rewrote chart history when 11 of his songs debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart — the highest number of new entries in a single week by an artist since the Beatles in 1964. Topping the list was "The Time of My Life," which debuted at No. 3, making it the highest new entry on the Hot 100 of 2008.

Cook's self-titled major-label debut was released on November 18, 2008. His debut album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association for America (RIAA) for sales exceeding one-million units in January 2009.

In January 2009, Cook announced he would be embarking on a national tour in February. The Declaration Tour began on February 13, 2009 in Tallahassee, Florida, and was originally set to end in Tulsa, Oklahoma on April 25, 2009. Due to strong ticket sales, the tour has since been extended through November.

This Loud Morning, the second major-label studio album by David Cook was released on June 28, 2011. According to the Rapid Eye Movement Songfacts, the album title comes from a line in that song – "Give me one more quiet night, before this loud morning gets it right, and does me in."

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     Dekan87 says:
    Like 020-03-2012 18:01
     
    What can be said about the later winners of American Idol, they have a lot to live up to against Kelly Clarkson & Carrie Underwood. Still this is a good song the only great things are the lyrics.
     Defunct32 says:
    Like 008-08-2011 20:10
     
    Wasn't impressed with this song when I first heard/saw this on YouTube but after a couple of listens I guess it's not that bad, yet again another typical Cook song it doesn't really stood out from the rest of the album but it's definitely a tad catchier than what I've heard so far.
     Defunct32 says:
    Like 008-08-2011 20:07
     
    @ Circadian song
    Love this song, it's the first track and I keep repeating it almost ignoring the rest of the album. Great voice but lyrics could have been better. Otherwise, it's a pretty nice typical David Cook song!
    Like 027-05-2011 07:41
     
    David should start writing songs again.
     firstamigo says:
    Like 015-05-2011 09:22
     
    @ Light On song
    This song rocks!!!
    Like 013-09-2010 07:29
     
    hay! parang hindi siya! pero, cute padin siya!!!
     whitefan7 says:
    Like 029-08-2010 13:38
     
    David Cook ia awsome
     DJ_Sarah says:
    Like 030-06-2010 07:33
     
    @ Light On song
    love him! awesome voice
     jmrocks says:
    Like 001-05-2010 04:11
     
    at his concert he said he wrote this song becuz he met a lady and she waz like askin him 4 a kiss on the neck and then that same lady waz at his concert
    i also saw the fox 5 news lady at his concert wierd...
     jmrocks says:
    Like 001-05-2010 04:08
     
    awesome i went 2 his concert!!!!!!!!!!!!
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