Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

Ballad Boy Series: Countdown Begins at #10

Another holiday weekend, and another reason to start a new Soul David series while I take a blog break.

This time, I thought I would highlight a Top 10 countdown of ballads I would love for our favorite “Ballad Boy” to cover.  Yes, it’s a dream of mine to get a David Archuleta album filled with awesome ballad covers, and his latest song, “Everything and More” made me absolutely nostalgic for that crooning voice of his.

So, to get us off for the holiday season, I thought I would include here ballads David has yet to cover but whose smooth velvety Voice would absolutely kill on.  This doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want this hypothetical album to include those ballads he’s known for – “Contigo en la Distancia,” “Apologize,” “Ribbon in the Sky,” “Angels,” “Imagine,” “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Fields of Gold.” I’m just including a number of ballads I would love, love, love to hear the Voice sing.

Beginning this countdown series at #10, I will start with another Stevie Wonder ballad, “Believe” (an underrated but heartfelt tune that I think David could lay his soulful and sincere runs on):