'American Idol': Usher to mentor, check out the song list and our picks

usher-getty.jpgWhat should the "American Idol" Top 10 sing for the R&B/Soul week? Make your picks here.

Even though Usher kinda spilled the "Idol" mentoring beans over the weekend, it was officially announced during the Wednesday, March 24 results show that he would be mentoring the Top 10 for R&B/Soul week.

We love that R&B/Soul reaches way back into Motown because some of the non-Michael Lynche singers need some oldies thrown in there.

The song list is available here, but here is the whole list:
  
    * A Song For Momma - Boyz II Men
    * Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
    * Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
    * Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
    * Angel of Mine - Monica
    * At Your Best You Are Love - Aaliya
    * Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
    * Back At One - Brian McKnight
    * Back in My Arms Again - The Supremes
    * Be Without You (Kendu Mix) Mary J. Blige
    * Because of You - Ne Yo
    * Bring it on Home to Me - Sam Cooke
    * Burn - Usher
    * Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Barry White
    * Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
    * Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners
    * Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
    * Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
    * Don't Be Cruel - Bobby Brown
    * Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
    * Easy - The Commodores
    * Every Time I Close My Eyes - Baby Face
    * For You I Will - Monica
    * Forever - Chris Brown
    * Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
    * Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
    * Have You Ever - Brandy
    * Here and Now - Luther Vandross
    * Hold On I'm Coming - Sam & Dave
    * Home - Stephanie Mills
    * How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
    * Human Nature - Michael Jackson
    * I Am - Mary J. Blige
    * I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
    * I Can't Stand the Rain - Tina Turner
    * I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown
    * I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    * I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
    * I Second that Emotion - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    * I Wanna Know - Joe
    * I Want You Back - Jackson 5
    * I Wish - Stevie Wonder
    * I'll Make You Love to You - Boyz II Men
    * I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
    * If Only For One Night - Luther Vandross
    * In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
    * It's All Right - Cutis Mayfield & The Impressions
    * It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday - Boyz II Men
    * It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
    * Just My Imagination - The Tempatations
    * Knock on Wood  - Eddie Floyd
    * Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
    * Let's Groove - Earth Wind and Fire
    * Let's Stay Together - Al Green
    * Living For the City - Stevie Wonder
    * (Love is Like a) Heat Wave - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
    * Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris
    * Mad - Ne Yo
    * Mercy Mercy me (The Ecology) - Marvin Gaye
    * Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
    * Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
    * My Boo (feat. Alicia Keys) - Usher
    * My Guy - Mary Wells
    * My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
    * Never Can Say Goodbye - Jackson 5
    * Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
    * Nice & Slow - Usher
    * No One - Alicia Keys
    * Nowhere to Run - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
    * On Bended Knee - Boyz II Men
    * On the Wings of Love - Jeffrey Osbourne
    * Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations
    * People Get Ready - The Impressions
    * People Make the World Go Round - The Stylistics
    * Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton
    * Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops
    * Respect - Aretha Franklin
    * Rock With You - Michael Jackson
    * Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
    * Saving All My Love For You - Whitney Houston
    * September - Earth Wind and Fire
    * Shop Around - The Miracles
    * Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna
    * (Sittin on) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
    * Soul Man - Sam & Dave
    * Stand by Me - Ben E. King
    * Stop to Love - Luther Vandross
    * Stop! In the Name of Love - The Supremes
    * Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    * Superwoman - Karyn White
    * Sweet Love - Anita Baker
    * Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
    * Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan & Rufas
    * The Boy Is Mine (feat. Monica) - Brandy
    * The Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    * The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
    * This Old Heart of Mine - The Isley Brothers
    * Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
    * Treat Her Like a Lady - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
    * Try Again - Aaliya
    * Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart - Alicia Keys
    * U Got it Bad - Usher
    * U Remind Me - Usher
    * Umbrella - Rihanna & Jay-Z
    * Un-Break My Heart - Toni Braxton
    * Unchain my Heart - Ray Charles
    * Uptight (Everything is Alright) - Stevie Wonder
    * Vision of Love - Mariah Carey
    * Whatcha See is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics
    * Waterfalls - TLC
    * We Belong Together - Mariah Carey
    * We Don't Need Another Hero - Tina Turner
    * What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
    * Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
    * Who's Lovin' You - Jackson 5
    * With You - Chris Brown
    * You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
    * You Keep Me Hangin' On - The Supremes
    * You Make me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
    * You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
    * (You're Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson
    * You've Really Got a Hold on Me - The Miracles

Here are what we think they should sing.

Crystal: Bring It On Home to Me
We think Crystal should lay the guitar down and just really impress us with her vocals. This slow Sam Cooke number could show them off nicely.

Aaron: You've Really Got a Hold on Me
Aaron was a hard one to choose, but this Smokey Robinson classic would let him do all the runs and riffs he is capable of doing

Lee: Georgia on My Mind
At the Top 12 party, Lee told us that he dabbles on the piano. We think he should dabble his way right into this beautiful Ray Charles ballad. It would show a softer, sexier side of Lee and really give him an edge.

Andrew: I Want You Back
Andrew could do this one of two ways. He could perform the upbeat original and probably have a lot of fun with it. Or he could do the acoustic guitar thing and change it up in an attempt to recapture his "Straight Up" moment.

Siobhan: Midnight Train to Georgia
She's already tackled Aretha, so why not go for Gladys Knight now? Siobhan has shown off her lower register smoky beautiful tone, which would suit the verses of this song to a T. Then she could blow it up on the chorus. And she could leave out the screaming because this song doesn't need it. Win-win.

Casey: Mustang Sally

More rockin' guitar from Casey plus can't you just hear his growly voice on this Wilson Pickett classic? Us too.

Tim: My Prerogative
We think Tim should just embrace his trainwrecky side and bop around like it's 1988, especially if he could get an old hourglass-shaped suit like Bobby Brown used to wear.

Michael: September
Michael loves nothing more than bopping around while other people do their sing-outs. He's a big dancer at heart. We would love to see him tackle this upbeat Earth, Wind and Fire song. He's shown he has the falsetto chops to handle the chorus, it could be a really explosive week for him.

Didi: Cruisin'
Didi is tricky because she has such an unusual voice. But Gwyneth Paltrow covered this in that karaoke movie "Duets" and it was really great, Didi should shoot for that, especially if she could work her guitar into the mix.

Katie: Saving All My Love For You

Katie has never been as good as her initial audition of "At Last." The judges want her younger but she doesn't have a young voice. At all. Even her Corinna Bailey Rae and Fergie songs haven't captured her initial audition greatness. We would love to see her come out and just kill a Whitney song and maybe shut the judges up a little. This song would let her show off her pipes and maybe get a little sexy.

What do you guys think? Agree with our choices?

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