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"Forever Your Girl": A Playlist for Paula Abdul, My American Idol

09/05/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Straight up now: I've known and liked Paula Abdul since way back last century when she was making MTV videos with animated co-stars like MC Skat Kat and Keanu Reeves. So let me simply say this about that lady: Paula is always interesting, and her presence as a constant if wonderfully unstable element has helped make American Idol the remarkable phenomenon that it's become.

I heard the news today, oh boy. So here's my loving playlist for a woman who is very beautiful, consistently intriguing and occasionally crazy -- even if she can get a little pitchy sometimes.

"BAD DAY" - Daniel Powter
"TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT" - Johnny Paycheck
"COLDHEARTED" - Paula Abdul
"AMERICAN WOMAN" - Guess Who
"I CAN'T QUIT YOU BABE" - Led Zeppelin
"GET BACK"- The Beatles
"OUT OF WORK" - Gary U.S. Bonds
"GOOD MORNING JUDGE" - 10CC
"FIRED" - Ben Folds
"BABY COME BACK" - Player
"THAT LADY" - The Isley Brothers
"THAT'S MY JOB" - Conway Twitty
"HEY PAULA" - Paul & Paula
"I CAN'T QUIT HER" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
"FOREVER YOUR GIRL" - Paula Abdul

Those are my songs for Paula. "Rush, Rush" and tell me, what are your songs for Paula?

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