"American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written by Bryan Adams, Rob Thomas and Marvin Gaye on his upcoming self-titled debut. As previously reported, the 12-track set is due D

"American Idol" season five champ Taylor Hicks will tackle songs written by Bryan Adams, Rob Thomas and Marvin Gaye on his upcoming self-titled effort. The set is due Dec. 12 via Arista/19 Recordings, produced by Grammy-winner Matt Serletic.

The silver-haired Alabama native will be putting his own spin on the Smokey Robinson classic "Ain't That Peculiar," originally performed by Marvin Gaye. "Wherever I Lay My Hat," written by Gaye, and "Dream Myself Awake," by Thomas, are also included. The Adams/Jim Vallance-penned "The Right Place" was originally written for Ray Charles to perform shortly before his death.

"Soul Thing" and "The Deal" were both written by Hicks and released on his second independent album "Under the Radar" before he auditioned for the popular television show.

Hicks was crowned victor on "American Idol" after the majority of 36.4 million viewers voted for him over Katharine McPhee.

Here is the tracklist for "Taylor Hicks":

"Runaround
"Dream Myself Awake"
"Heaven Knows"
"Gonna Move"
"Wherever I Lay My Hat"
"Give Me Tonight"
"Just To Feel That Way"
"The Maze"
"Places I’ve Been"
"Soul Thing"
"The Deal"
"The Right Place"

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