Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Songs This Week: The Fray, Adam Lambert & More

Beat the heat with some cool new songs this week - check out the highlights below.

The Fray's undeniable "You Found Me" is great for piano play along. Follow the directions from our play with classic keyboard songs post, and mute track 5 for a great play along experience.

"Ring of Fire", the Johnny Cash classic, is available here as arranged by the Los Angeles band Universal Hall Pass and as performed by Adam Lambert on last season's American Idol. The new arrangement adds a tinge of Eastern tonality to the song, while maintaining the pathos of the original.

Two other reinterpretations are also available this week - Goffin & King's "Hey Girl" as performed by Billy Joel on his Greatest Hits Volume III, and Simply Red's version of Gamble & Huff's "If You Don't Know Me By Now", which was originally recorded by the Teddy Pendergrass fronted Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1972.

Keep reading to see the full list of new songs.

Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Ring of Fire - Universal Hall Pass/Adam Lambert
You Found Me - The Fray
Come Back to Me - David Cook
Spotlight - Jennifer Hudson
Home - Daughtry
Hey Girl - Billy Joel
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red

- Doug