David Cook Records ‘Idol’ Send-Off Song “Don’t You Forget About Me”

Becky Bain | March 3, 2011 1:08 pm

Good thing for American Idol that they now have enough famous alum to team up with to do some cross-promotion. Season 7 winner David Cook recorded a cover of Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me” (from The Breakfast Club soundtrack, of course) as this season’s send-off song. The timing is pretty perfect — Cook is in the studio putting the finishing touches on his sophomore album, and we would not be surprised if the LP was set to be released not long after the Idol finale in May, where he will no doubt be performing this cover. Listen to it below!

David Cook – “Don’t You Forget About Me”

And here’s a bespectacled David in the studio with Entertainment Tonight:

His number one piece of advice he gave to Idol winners Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze who followed his big win? “Sleep whenever you can.”

We will not hide our unabashed love for David Cook. It’s been more than a minute since he’s been relevant, but he’s still so charming. Are you as excited as us for his next set of tunes?