Sightings (lack of better word) of DC's music

Sightings (lack of better word) of DC's music

I was at a mall in Northern VA today when PERMANENT rang through the mall atrium. I was caught off guard so didn't realize what the song was or who it was. My first reaction was what a great song and what a powerful voice. Once I started singing along, my mind finally caught up and I was absolutely thrilled!! So happy they this song cause it wasn't even cut as a single and what a great song!! Such an unlikely place to hear this so it made me really happy to learn someone appreciates David's wonderful voice and music.

Other sightings(?) of David's music include:

TLG--at a BB&T bank several weeks ago
Come Back to Me--at a Hair Cuttery a month ago and at a gas station two weeks ago

Hope to hear more and more of David (and the band) anywhere and everywhere..

Comments (57)

That IS awesome!! Too bad I only watch AI when David is on it!

How cool is it that AI played "Light On" on tonight's show?!! SO great to hear David's voice again. Love Idol for supporting David! Smiling

Just heard Permanent at Rusty Bucket Restaurant in Miamisburg, Ohio. I love David Cook's voice, but that song gets me every time! Beautiful!

Just heard CBTM at the local fast food joint. Sounded good!

Wow, that is exciting, the posts about Kris and David.....I agree with would be great to see them co-headine.....

don't get me started on how much I love Kris Allen. or I will bore you to tears.

his musical style is somewhat different than D's -- more R&B influenced, more rhythmic in general, or at least it has been, in the past. but his use of his career platform to benefit good causes is very similar to D's priorities (in Kris' case, a very long history of work in developing countries, plus charities involving music education for kids, and service to military families).

it'd be a dream tour for me if these guys would go out and do a co-headline thing together. and i think a more apt blend than it was with DeGraw. maybe someday.....

On Twitter this evening - - This is just sweet. I know DC has mentioned Kris Allen in interviews as not getting the credit he deserves - but this was really cool - and IDK what may have prompted this at Kris's Michigan show tonight - but it was a nice thing to do. IMO.

>>Kristen Kristen ‏@Kristen8108 14m
We walk up to the stage area for @KrisAllen and they're playing the entire @thedavidcook CD (DCTR).

>>Joanie ‏@HeyJoanieB 14m
Here to see kris Allen. David Cook I Did It For You playing. (@ Max & Emily's Eatery - @maxandemilys w/ @izjul)

>>Kayla Hemry Kayla Hemry ‏@DreamOn_11 7m
Btw @KrisAllen I love your choice of playing @thedavidcook before your show

>>Jul ‏@tisJul 5m
@thedavidcook hey dude, sitting here in Michigan waiting for @KrisAllen to start and they’re playing your first album all the way through!

I downloaded the app and listen to it in the mornings during the week while Andrew is doing his show (I'm always up and planning stories then, and asleep in the afternoons). He played Always Be My Baby (I knew who it was immediately) while my phone was charging yesterday. He also frequently plays Laying Me Low. It's like the only time I can hear Dave in my town, since I get kcradio.

TLG at Burger King. Wish it had been LML, but I still got excited!

~The World I Know is a better place because of David Cook~

Saw the Yahoo article about David Cook's new song and his appearance on the AI Final 4 results show. It was the 3rd article on the main yahoo news page. I think David will get some attention from the placement of this article. It's a great article, too! So excited about the new song!!

Heard Permanent today on DirecTV's Hottest Hits channel! And heard CBTM just a few days ago on the same one. "Hottest Hits" is their most popular HAC/Pop station! Woohoo! I could tell it was Permanent with just the 1st two notes, lol. They play LO, CBTM, TOML and, very rarely, Permanent and Fade Into Me on there. Heard TLG some when it first came out but they dropped it pretty quickly...but not these others!

I heard Permanent at the grocery store the other day. You know how when you hear a song but it's not very loud and you can't really recognize it? Then it's like, "duh!". Then you're smiling like an idiot and people are looking at you like you're crazy!

MaineDCfan, I have DirectTV. Which one is it?

Woohoo!! Just heard Fade Into Me on my DirecTV music channel and a few days ago Light On! And Permanent a few weeks ago! Makes me grin like a fool lol Sticking out tongue

I just heard I Did It For You at LaGuardia airport. Bisoux market, terminal D. Nice holiday surprise. =)

I was in a Meijer store yesterday with my DH picking up a few groceries. Heard CBTM and began to quietly sing along. It made me very happy, and my DH was humming along with me. cool!

wissphoto - Wow that is VERY cool...halfway around the world! And my best to you and your hubby. It must be very difficult to be separated by that kind of distance, although I'm sure you're proud of him. Please give him my thanks for his service.

they have been playing Come Back to Me a lot at my local Stop & Shop lately...always puts a smile on my face while I do my grocery shopping. And if hubby is with me he laughs at me-cause he knows how excited I am!

My husband just left the states to serve overseas on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. He works at a small broadcasting station that plays mostly programmed Top 30 music. But he said they throw in some other songs and they played Light On. Thought it was cool that he got to hear my favorite music half way around the world on a military base.

My daughter came home from an apple festival today here in the little state of Maine and told me she heard "Time Marches On" - of all songs!!! - in a little antique store she visited during the festival. How exciting is that?! I haven't read downthread that far so I don't know if there have been other "sightings" or as I like to call them "hearings" of Time Marches On.

I don't understand how it works that sometimes we hear songs that haven't been released as singles. How are the radio stations or stores "allowed" to play different songs off the albums? Regardless, I was very excited but also very bummed that I wasn't with her. I would have had a heart attack (in a good way, lol) hearing that come on in a small store. I would've asked the clerk if it was a radio station or the CD piped into their system. I would think all of these spins would count too, right? Smiling

Fade Into Me playing in Walmart this afternoon!

Heard "Time of My Life" played on Sirius "the Blend" station this morning as I was driving in to work. I really do love that song. I wish they would play his latest music though.

Fade Into Me playing throughout Home Depot this evening. It stopped me in my tracks - couldn't concentrate on carpet samples, lol. Very Exciting!

ok, I guess this is more than a mere sighting for We Believe. I've heard it 4 times since Feb 29 on my rock station WCAD-FM (Alfa Rock), mostly in the afternoon. They quit playing FIM at the end of Feb but they are making my heart sing again with We Believe. I really don't know what to think.
btw, this is a real radio station, not an Internet-based one. =)

I reported on DWOP but will repeat here, I heard TLG playing outside a strip mall in Indiana a few days ago. This is an area where only TOML gets radio play, so I almost fainted.

Great report Angie. So cool that you got to hear it on the radio! I so hope David gets the chance to visit Puerto Rico some time soon!

WCAD-FM (@alfarockradio) is the #1 Rock station in Puerto Rico. They had played all David's singles, except Bar-ba-sol (bummer). On February 29th I swear I heard the last few seconds of We believe on that station while driving back home, I thought my brain was playing tricks on me on Leap Day. LOL Today the played the song again and I was able to hear it all (I almost had a mini-heart attack while driving back home). At first I thought it was the CD player but then the DJ said the name of the song and David Cook!!! wow, that song sounds amazing on the radio.
Sometimes I think I am the only fan on this tiny island with 4 million people, but who knows? maybe the DJ likes him too.

These aren't exactly sightings since I heard them on the radio in my house, but about 2 weeks ago I heard both TOML and LO. I was extra happy since I hadn't heard either of them on the radio in about 2 or 2 1/2 years. The station I heard them on I don't listen to all the time since it doesn't play most of the current popular pop and rock songs. It only plays artists like Celine Dion, Bryan Adams etc it does play Adele and Lady Antebellum sometimes. It is basically a PG radio station lol.

About around the same time I heard Permanent in a restaurant and TOML in another.

Yesterday, at work, the last CD I played was TLM, so I thought I'd give my coworkers something different to listen to and ejected it when I got to my desk this morning...I had to make a phone call at that point & was put on hold...the song playing was TOML~guess David wanted me to listen to him anyway!

Yesterday, at work, the last CD I played was TLM, so I thought I'd give my coworkers something different to listen to and ejected it when I got to my desk this morning...I had to make a phone call at that point & was put on hold...the song playing was TOML~guess David wanted me to listen to him anyway!

Not really a 'sighting' but I was leaving the dentist this morning..."Look Mom, no cavities!" (and if you know what this means, you must be as old as me!) and my cell phone rings. Of course I have FIM as my ringtone. There was one woman coming in the door and another one going out behind me. They both said they recognized and loved the song. That involved a five minute conversation with a couple of strangers about David and AI. Made getting my teeth cleaned a little more bearable!

Edit disappeared - just wanted to let you know - I did a quick Google on David's Cherry Lane promotional CD's - one showed up in the UK for DCTR - price - @ $43 (without shipping) - the write-up at that site has a nice detailed explanation on promotional CD's...and even a two track promo for "Light On".

Whoever had it didn't know its worth on the collectible market. What a fortunate find!

Indeed. I've put it away. Carefully. LOL.

"It was a Cherry Lane promotional CD!!"

Follia, what you have there may turn out to be a collectible - there can't be very many - take good care of it, KWIM?

I don't know if this counts, certainly is a"sighting". I was visiting LA during the Holidays. My brother and I spent a day doing the thrifts. LA thrifts are a special case as you can imagine. In any case, I often look through the CDs, trying to pick up some good oldies. It's a game. Whenever I look at the CDs, however, I muse to myself about when/whether I'll find DCTR or TLM, and what would that mean.

Well there it was, David Cook, (DCTR) on the shelf. I grabbed it so fast. My heart plunged a little. "Someone who bought it, cast it off, and it takes so little space"

When I got to the car, I looked at it again. It was NOT our DCTR. David's pic was smaller. LO and CBTM were missing. KOTN had a separate listing as the last song. It was a Cherry Lane promotional CD!! I've listened to it now, several times. I can't hear any differences from the regular DCTR versions.

Still sad to find it at a thrift. But somehow knowing that it wasn't jettisoned by someone who actually sought it out, takes some of the sting out.

i was in nyc on january 17 afternoon. walking down 50th street and Broadway, i heard Fade Into Me coming out of a bar/restaurant. lol, i stopped in my tracks on the sidewalk and just stood there, taking it in. Smiling

For about the last 2 weeks, I've heard TLG on our sound system at work probably at least once a day.

Fox news (Centerville, Ohio channel 58) played Light On as they were going into commercial. I was like, that sounds like David! Yeah! Beautiful song, great promotion!

It's in the comments section on this blog site. I just put a few of the words in Google and it popped up:

Kris - if there is a link for that blog, could you post it? I would love to tweet that and get it out there.

@Kris I just read that same blog today and I was so happy. that's so awesome!

Kris , thanks for posting about that blog. It put a smile on my face! David got a new fan,and that is great to hear ! One more cookification,excellent!

I was just reading a blog about the best concerts of 2011, and I saw this comment:
"Great list! The Foo Fighters rocked – was at the same concert. EPIC night. A beacon of light in the darkness that is contemporary Rock music. Also saw the Gavin Degraw/David Cook concert with/for my girlfriend. I went expecting to like Carolina Liar the most. Heh. But I’ve got to honest, though I wasn’t as familiar with his music, David Cook kinda blew CL and Degraw away, both vocally and how hard he rocked. GREAT live act and I’d see him again, with or without the girlfriend."

I heard Fade into me in a mall i Sweden about 2 weeks ago... I had to stop and I was like is this really happening?! Never heard any of his songs in Sweden before, so it was kind of weird, but great ofcourse!

I was at a restaurant (Grazzi's) last Friday and they played TLG. Since I have never heard it on the radio, I was beyond thrilled to be hearing it in public!

VFORT were cool. I hope David has heard it. I bet he's appreciative of their ability to cover HIM for a change! What a compliment that is to David.

Hi-- Don't know where this link should go-- feel free to move it elsewhere!
Found this on Twitter and this group did a great jov with DC's arrangement of ABMB--
Here's their tweet:
@ VFortBand VFORT
@thedavidcook we adore u! our band once covered you… hope u like this simple homage to you =)

Just heard TLG at the mall. Made me smile!

yesterday I went for a long walk and decided instead of listening to TLM, I would just set my iPod on shuffle (all songs)...first song was TWIK(sigh!), then FIM(ooooh!), then TLG(yay!)...I don't think it was a cooincidence!
Tonight, I got in the car, turned on the radio...the song playing was ok & suddenly one of those annoying national weather service alerts came on with that horrible sound it makes, and when it ended I suddenly heard the words being sung..."if you here this on the radio...." Smiling

This article, Music to eat by, was interesting to me. I always have assumed what is heard in stores, malls, etc. is paid for. Restaurants evidently sometimes try to avoid paying for it, but according to this, they can be in hotter water than what's on the stove.