American Idol Season 5: Encores

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American Idol Season 5: Encores
Compilation album by various artists
Released May 23, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, rock
Length 47:19
Label RCA Records
Producer Various producers
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

American Idol Season 5: Encores is compilation album released on May 23, 2006 and contains one cover song from each of the top 12 finalists during season 5 of the television show American Idol. It is the only American Idol album that does not feature an ensemble track by all the contestants, and is the first year in which several individual finalists made the popular music charts. The album sold over 154,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, behind the Disney Channel Original Movie's High School Musical Soundtrack and the Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way, thus becoming the best-selling debut any American Idol compilation disk.[2] It was also number two on Top Soundtracks, number four on Top Digital Albums and number six on Top Internet.

With five albums in the Top 10, American Idol became the most successful soundtrack franchise of any motion picture or television program, beating out Star Wars.[3] This Season 5 album sold 381,075 copies by September 2, 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "What About Love (Heart) – 3:45 Melissa McGhee
  2. "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder) – 3:54 Bucky Covington
  3. "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan) – 3:44 Mandisa
  4. "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Bon Jovi) – 4:33 Chris Daughtry
  5. "Father Figure" (George Michael) – 5:46 Ace Young
  6. "Takin' It to the Streets" (Doobie Brothers) – 3:39 Taylor Hicks
  7. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" (Stevie Wonder) – 2:55 Lisa Tucker
  8. "Walkin' After Midnight" (Patsy Cline) – 2:59 Kellie Pickler
  9. "Moody's Mood for Love" (James Moody) – 3:13 Elliott Yamin
  10. "Think" (Aretha Franklin) – 2:45 Katharine McPhee
  11. "Midnight Train to Georgia" (Gladys Knight & the Pips) – 3:33 Paris Bennett
  12. "When I Fall in Love" (Doris Day) – 3:07 Kevin Covais

Personnel[edit]

  • Cheche Alara – keyboards
  • Michael Anderson – bass, backing vocals, engineer, associate producer, production coordination
  • Rob "Fonksta" Bacon – guitar
  • Tommy Barbarella – organ, keyboards
  • Derek Bramble – organ, bass, organ, producer, engineer
  • Johnny Britt – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Craig Burbidge – engineer, mixing
  • Mabvuto Carpenter – backing vocals
  • Daphne Chen – violin
  • Dorian Crozier – percussion, drums, engineer, associate producer, drum programming
  • Richard Dodd – cello
  • Derrick Edmondson – saxophone
  • Michael Fell – harmonica
  • Loren Gold – keyboards
  • Eric Gorfain – violin
  • Michael Herring – acoustic guitar
  • Teresa James – backing vocals
  • Leah Katz – viola
  • David Kutch – mastering
  • Mika Lett – backing vocals
  • Stephen Lu – orchestration
  • Colin Miller – mixing
  • Tom Ralls – trombone
  • Eamon Ryland – pedal steel, bottleneck guitar
  • Mike Segal – photography
  • Greg Suran – guitar
  • Ramon Yslas – percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Harris, Chris (2006-05-31). "'Idol,' Angels & Airwaves Can't Touch Dixie Chicks On Chart - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ "American Idol 'Season 5 Encores'". RCA Records. PR Newswire. 5 June 2006. "All five "American Idol" season compilations have peaked in the top 10, making the popular Fox-TV series the most successful soundtrack franchise of any motion picture or television program. The previous record-holder was the "Star Wars" series, which produced four top 10 albums out of six soundtracks released."