Kimberly Locke – 8th World Wonder (Ultimix 106 Track 10)
Kimberley Locke – 8th World Wonder 5:28 (100 BPM)
Mix By Dave Jackson
“8th World Wonder” is the debut single of American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke from her first studio album, One Love (2004). The single, written by Joel Parkes, Shaun Shankel, and Kyle Jacobs, debuted on the US Billboard Singles Sales Chart at number one, making it the first non-Idol single to top the chart from any Idol finalist. The single was later nominated in the category for “Best Love Song” at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.The release also features a brand new modern arrangement of Locke’s signature song from the show, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
“8th World Wonder” is one of the longest-running Idol singles to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, spending 20 weeks on the chart and peaking at number 49. It was Locke’s only single to chart on the Hot 100. Outside the United States, the song charted only in the United Kingdom, also reaching number 49. In a recent Entertainment Weekly magazine, “8th World Wonder” was listed as one of the top five songs to come out of American Idol.