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Simon Cowell: A Big Fan of the Classics

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With Season 6 coming up before you know it, song selection is paramount to any contender's chances. This year's American Idol hopefuls should start boning up on the classics, if judge Simon Cowell's favorite songs are any indication.

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The sometimes surly Brit shared his playlist of all-time favorites on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs," revealing eight tracks that he couldn't live without if he were stranded in a remote area (which some fans undoubtedly wish here a reality). Only one, Daniel Bedingfield's "If You're Not the One," was released in the past 30 years.

Tops on Cowell's list is Bobby Darin's "Mack the Knife," which he called "the best song ever made, ever produced, ever sung."

Herb Alpert's "This Guy's in Love With You" is his pick for "sexiest song ever," while he named Charles Aznavour's "She" among "the most beautiful songs of all time." Cowell also said, according to MTV, that if given the choice of one item to bring to a deserted island, he'd choose a mirror.

Why? "Because I'd miss me."

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folks may or may not like simon cowell he tells it like it is to me he makes the show i like the other judges if not for simon would not care much about it

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well Addy C you will be coming and going because Simon will just kick you to the curve as he only likes the poeple who are kind and honest which i dont think you are you haven't even give Simon a chance!!!
!!!!Simon ftw!!!!

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Im afraid im going to have to disagree with you there rory, i think that simon crushes peoples dreams and hopes of being big and thats just wrong! I am planning on entering the next series of "American Idol" and showing simon what im made of! beware mr cowell! Addy C is coming!

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i think Simon is a nice man that just likes to say what's on his mind which may not always be the best of things but he is HONEST!!!!!Simon ftw!!!!!!

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I like that he's Honest! If your going to sit through hours and hours listening to see if ppl can sing you get tired of ppl that think they can when they can't it's a waist of time and he's HONEST. I like Simon!! CC

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Simon's not insulting, he's just blunt and personally I respect him for that.

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Simon you are very insulting, but you haven't met me yet.