Track Listing, Insight On New Clay Aiken Album

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Third Clay Aiken Album Out September 19
As we reported yesterday, Clay Aiken is gearing up for the release of his long-awaited and highly-anticipated new album. A Thousand Different Ways will hit shelves September 19 (giving it a nice two-month buffer before the November 14 Idol onslaught), and consists of 14 songs, 10 of them covers.

Clay will cover a variety of songs from the '70s, '80s and '90s, in addition to his four original recordings. Here's the complete track listing, and list of original artists when applicable, for A Thousand Different Ways. Thanks to USA Today for providing this.

In alphabetical order:

-- "A Thousand Days" -- NEW
-- "Because You Loved Me" -- Celine Dion
-- "Broken Wings" (Mr. Mister)
-- "Every Time You Go Away" -- Hall & Oates (original), Paul Young (best-known)
-- "Everything I Do (I Do It for You)" -- Bryan Adams
-- "Everything I Have" -- NEW
-- "Here You Come Again" -- Dolly Parton
-- "I Want to Know What Love Is" -- Foreigner
-- "Lonely No More" -- NEW
-- "Right Here Waiting" -- Richard Marx
-- "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" -- Elton John
-- "These Open Arms" -- NEW
-- "When I See You Smile" -- Bad English
-- "Without You" -- Badfinger (original), Nilsson (best-known)

    Interestingly, Aiken will receive a co-writing credit for "Lonely No More," while Jon Bon Jovi co-wrote "These Open Arms." In a press release about the album, Clay expressed his excitement in recording songs from his youth.

    "These are songs I heard growing up. I loved them then and I still love them today, but we decided to do them a little differently. They have new arrangements, and we put our own style on some of them," he said.

    Aiken, 27, expounded further on the pure emotion of some of his selections, and how that led to the name of the new album:

    "This is an album of love songs, but they are about all different kinds of love. Romantic love, friendship, unconditional love. There are a thousand different kinds of love; a thousand different ways to tell someone you love them. And, on top of that, since so many of these songs are covers, it's realistic to say that many of them have been or could be sung a thousand different ways."

    We're eagerly waiting to hear the different ways in which Clay performs these classics, as well as his new material!

    Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.