Songs From Last Weeks American Idol

I am looking for a list of songs sung on last weeks group auditions of

American Idol. The song I am looking for has the lyrics "my baby just

sent me a letter". I would really like to find out the name of the

song and who sings it.

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  1. The song you have in mind is ?The Letter? (1967) by The Box Tops.

    ?The audition bus arrives at the theater, and Ryan tells us that, this

    time, the contestants will not get to sing whatever song they like.

    They will have to sing one of 12 pre-selected songs. The list of songs

    was sent to all the contestants a week in advance, so hopefully they

    have had time to learn the lyrics and find the right key for their


    (. . .)

    It?s time to hear from rockers Constantine Maroulis, Aaron Kelly, and

    Bo Bice. All three do nice renditions of The Box Tops? ?The Letter?,

    but they are rock singers, and this is American Idol, after all.?

    Fans of Reality TV

    "The Letter", came back twice since the Box Tops version. It was a top

    twenty hit for a group called "The Arbours" in 1969, and a top ten

    song for Joe Cocker in 1970.


    The Box Tops

    – Written by Wayne Carson Thompson

    – #1 hit for The Box Tops in 1967

    – Covered by The Arbors in 1969 (#20) and recorded live by Joe Cocker

    with Leon Russell and The Shelter People (#7) in 1970.

    ?Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane

    Ain't got time to take a fast train

    Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home

    My baby, just-a wrote me a letter

    I don't care how much money I gotta spend

    Got to get back to baby again

    Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home

    My baby, just-a wrote me a letter?

    The complete lyrics to ?The Letter? as recorded by The Box Tops can

    be found at the following link:

    Amazon carries the CD ?The Best of the Box Tops: Soul Deep.?

    Track 1: The letter

    Listen to a song sample here:

    Search criteria:

    "American Idol" ?songs? audition "the letter"


    I hope this helps!

    Best regards,


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