(LOS ANGELES) -- It was rumored, but now it's been confirmed that American Idol season 7 champ David Cook has been tapped to record this year's Idol exit song -- the song that will play as each contestant is voted out of the competition.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it's a remake of Simple Minds' 1985 smash "Don't You (Forget About Me)," from the movie The Breakfast Club. You'll hear it starting next week.
In related news, if you pre-order David's second album at DavidCookOfficial.com, you'll get the new song for free. It'll go on sale March 8th at all digital retailers. David co-wrote all the songs on as-yet-untitled sophomore album, the follow-up to his platinum-plus debut. It's due out this spring.
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