Kris Allen’s “Live Like We’re Dying Re-make”

September 21, 2009 4:48 pm

“American Idol” Season 8 champ Kris Allen released the first single from his debut album today, and it’s a remake.

Originally recorded by the UK group The Script, “Live Like We’re Dying” was not a hit the first time around, but now that Mr. Allen has gotten his hands on it, there’s a better chance of it being a hit.

I’m a little disappointed that he decided to go with a remake as his first “real” release (not counting “No Boundaries”), but it’s such an obscure song that I doubt many people have heard it before.  And besides, Kris’s rat-a-tat delivery of the positive, uplifting lyrics makes it hard to resist his charms.

Will Top 40 radio embrace Kris Allen?  Or will this sell a lot for a few weeks and then quickly disappear?

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