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15 'American Idol' Alumni Songs That Don't Suck

A rundown of the best tracks from the show's past contestants

James Durbin, 'Higher Than Heaven'
Fourth-place Season 10 singer Durbin does metal proud on this track from his 2011 debut album, Memories of a Beautiful Disaster. He stacked the devil-horns in his favor, surrounding himself with fellow rockers – from producer Howard Benson to co-writers James.Michael (who's worked with Mötley Crüe and is the lead singer for Sixx:A.M.) and long-time Aerosmith collaborator Marti frederiksen.