American Idol: What Should the Top 9 Sing for 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame' Week?

It’s “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” Week on American Idol, which means we’ve got at least some slim hope that Wednesday night’s performance show won’t consist entirely of saccharine ballads. To that end, I’ve brainstormed my dream set list for the Top 9 — including uptempo tracks for Pia and Jacob, a tonal shift for Scotty, and something that will allow Casey to break out the upright bass. Check out my picks, then peruse an alphabetical listing of the entire Hall of Fame roster, head to the comments, and post your own song suggestions.

Slezak’s Dream Set List for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Week
Scotty McCreery: Roy Orbison “Dream Baby
Haley Reinhart: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Don’t Do Me Like That
Lauren Alaina: The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows
Paul McDonald: The Pretenders’ “Middle of the Road
Pia Toscano: Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover” (I know, I know, she already called dibs on “River Deep Mountain High,” but I can still dream of Disco Pia, okay?)
Stefano Langone: The Who’s “I Can See for Miles
James Durbin: David Bowie’s “Life on Mars
Casey Abrams: Ruth Brown’s “Tears Keep Tumbling Down
Jacob Lusk: Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House

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