Ranking The American Idol Winners’ Songs

Upon winning American Idol 2016, Trent Harmon’s first single “Falling” peaked at No. 3 on the iTunes charts and it’s still on the charts and available for download.

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No. 3 is a pretty solid showing for an Idol coronation song. As we know, in Idol’s 15 seasons, some winners’ songs have been hit and miss (mostly miss). I, for one, think “Falling” is a pretty decent song. It might even be one of the best, which isn’t saying much since there are a lot of bad ones. So today, after “Inside Your Heaven” by Carrie Underwood came on in my car, I knew I had to write this post.

It’s time to rank the American Idol winners’ songs.

15. Kris Allen’s “No Boundaries.” In my opinion, this is by-far the worst coronation song. When Adam Lambert and Kris Allen performed this for their penultimate episode, they literally laughed over how bad it was. I don’t think it ever made it to the radio.

14. Taylor Hicks’ “Do I Make You Proud.” First of all, Taylor Hicks was singing it, so it was sure to seem tacky even if the lyrics weren’t asking “Do I Make You Proud?” I mean what is the song even about? Learning to ride a bicycle? acing a geometry test?

13. Lee DeWyze’s “Beautiful Day.” Idol was basically done with Lee even before the finale. He couldn’t even get his own song. He had to do a cover of a U2 song. So this barely even counts as a coronation song. Which says a lot about the No. 15 and 14 spots and just how bad they are.

12. Scotty McCreery’s “I Love You This Big.” Awww how big do you love me? This big or THIS big? Did the same five-year-old write this song who wrote “Do I Make You Proud?” I can’t wait for the upcoming single “How Old Am I? I’m THIS Many!”

11. Jordin Sparks’ “This is My Now.” What was with some of these lyrics? This is my now. What is this? What is your now? Is now your now or is this your now? What a terrible song.