Hey, “American Idol” Producers: Why Not Just Have An All-Bryan Adams Night?

By: Dan Gibson / April 15, 2009

Like many of you who watched last night’s movie-themed American Idol, I was a little mystified by the second Bryan Adams song of the evening, Matt Giraud’s take on “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?” Not because the selection—a song from Don Juan DeMarco that Adams co-wrote with Mutt Lange and Michael Kamen—pushed the night over into having too much of the Canadian rocker, but because there wasn’t enough. With only seven contestants left at this stage, everyone could have had their own Bryan Adams song from a film. Wouldn’t you have enjoyed hearing Adam Lambert‘s take on “One Night Love Affair”? Six other Adams songs that made their way onto soundtracks are below the cut. (Add them to last night’s selections, and you have more than enough material to fill a show.) Here’s hoping the producers will start running their theme-night ideas by me in advance.



“One Night Love Affair” (featured in Real Genius, but strangely the video has clips from what I think is General Hospital)

Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting, “All For Love” (from The Three Musketeers, but synced to clips from a movie with Alyssa Milano):

Bryan Adams and Barbra Streisand, “I Finally Found Someone” (from The Mirror Has Two Faces)

“Never Let Go” (from The Guardian):

Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige, “Never Gonna Break My Faith” (from Bobby, co-written by Adams):

“Here I Am” (from Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron):

Will the group sing tonight be “All For Love”? Well, Quentin Tarantino does appreciate Adams’ body of work.

Bryan Adams [Official site]