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David Cook

David Cook songsMost popular David Cook songs (see all 60 songs)
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-
10Circadian lyrics-

David Cook albumsMost popular David Cook albums (see all 4 albums)
1American Idol Season 7 [2008]7,236
2This Loud Morning [2011]-
3David Cook [2008]-
4Analog 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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79 Comments
0 likes - like | 20-03-2012 18:01 Dekan87 
Dekan87
 
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@ song: David Cook - Fade Into Me

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.
0 likes - like | 08-08-2011 20:10 Defunct32 
 
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@ song: David Cook - The Last Goodbye

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.
0 likes - like | 08-08-2011 20:07 Defunct32 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Circadian

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!
0 likes - like | 27-05-2011 07:41 starbuckslover 
starbuckslover
 
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@ song: David Cook - Come Back to Me

David should start writing songs again.
0 likes - like | 15-05-2011 09:22 firstamigo 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Light On

This song rocks!!!
0 likes - like | 30-06-2010 07:33 DJ_Sarah 
DJ_Sarah
 
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@ song: David Cook - Light On

love him! awesome voice
0 likes - like | 01-05-2010 04:11 jmrocks 
 
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@ song: David Cook - A Kiss on the Neck

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...
0 likes - like | 01-05-2010 04:08 jmrocks 
 
195 posts
@ song: David Cook - The Time of My Life

awesome i went 2 his concert!!!!!!!!!!!!
0 likes - like | 08-12-2009 16:08 idanosh6 
idanosh6
 
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@ song: David Cook - My Last Request

Beautiful song
0 likes - like | 03-10-2009 23:36 Barbdwyer 
 
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@ song: David Cook - I Did It for You

The recent (as of summer of 2009) changes to the live version are incredible. The rankings I gave are for the album version...not the live version we've been priviledged (spelling?) to hear lately.
0 likes - like | 03-10-2009 23:32 Barbdwyer 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Light On

It's been out for almost a year and I love it more every day.
0 likes - like | 03-10-2009 23:30 Barbdwyer 
 
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@ album: David Cook - David Cook [2008]

If I had a complaint it would be the annoying "hidden track" deal...but I guess that's just something we have to live with now.
0 likes - like | 03-10-2009 23:24 Barbdwyer 
 
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@ song: David Cook - A Kiss on the Neck

The album's "hidden" track which needs to be "unhidden." The perfect song to play at top volume in the car (and to sing along to) and it's unbelievable when performed live.
0 likes - like | 20-08-2009 19:36 DailyAnthem 
 
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@ album: David Cook - Analog Heart [2006]

It's all about the voice for me. Ever since I was "introduced" to David on Idol, I've been in love. He is so soulful and pure. Although he sounds like a very unhappy person, I still love his music. Analog Heart is his best album!
0 likes - like | 12-08-2009 04:57 Barbdwyer 
 
14 posts
@ song: David Cook - Porcelain

Excellent
0 likes - like | 12-08-2009 04:55 Barbdwyer 
 
14 posts
@ song: David Cook - Bar-ba-sol

Excellent headbanger. Gets stuck in your head and your huming "I feel sick, I feel nervous" all day. Even better to see it performed live.
0 likes - like | 12-08-2009 04:50 Barbdwyer 
 
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@ album: David Cook - Analog Heart [2006]

A gem that would have gone uncovered without David Cook winning American Idol (and I'm no fan of Idol in anyway, but we got David Cook out of it.)

What I wouldn't give for an actual CD of Analog Heart!
0 likes - like | 12-08-2009 04:46 Barbdwyer 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Silver

Awesome.
0 likes - like | 10-08-2009 19:11 crazydogs101 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Permanent

What a touching and emotional song. If he wrote this for his sick brother, Adam, its truly one of the most meaningful songs I've ever heard. He's got such a great voice, and really shows it off with the soft music in the background
0 likes - like | 10-08-2009 19:05 crazydogs101 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Come Back to Me

Great song! Really sends the chills down your spine. Nice message too. Something I haven't seen in other songs. Good stuff
0 likes - like | 22-07-2009 22:36 Everybody 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Light On

So overrated.
0 likes - like | 23-06-2009 13:40 MayaLintu 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Permanent

amazing song, in so many ways.
0 likes - like | 22-06-2009 20:23 jmrocks 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Light On

All you people that hate this song are crazy!!!! This song is like so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! David Cook is like really awesome. This is my favorite song by him besides, lie, come back to me, kiss on the neck, and time of my life.And if you hate this song, you really are nuts. How could anyone hate this song? Ok I'm gonna put my friend Jordan on to tell you what she thinks.


Ok people you don't get it. This song is awesome! I do admit it gets a little boring after you've heard like a million times but it's still awesome.And he deserved to win American Idol. Not David Archuleta but he's cool too. Oh and did you hear what Cook did to Archie during the Summer Tour? Well somebody threw a thong on stage so Cook picked it up and threw it at Archie. He has a sense of humpr, too. We love David Cook!!!!!!!! This is a sad song though. And his brother died. Ok sorry for using up so much room!
0 likes - like | 22-06-2009 20:12 jmrocks 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Come Back to Me

I love this song so much!! I actually went to see David Cook at the fair last Thursday, so it was really cool. My favorite songs by David Cook are, Light On, Come Back to me, Time of my Life, Lie, and Kiss on the Neck. I love David Cook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also he has such cool hats! I wish he would throw one of his hats in the audience one day! That would be so cool! He also did a very awesome job on American Idol. I love you David!!!!!!!!!!!
0 likes - like | 04-06-2009 16:37 sylar_28 
 
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@ song: David Cook - Permanent

nothing to explain...It really shows that david is simply the best..!!

I can sing but i find it hard to sing david's songs..he has a high tone and a bit husky.