It’s really a shame that Derek Carr Music isn’t going to be a thing. If he were to do a cover album, here’s the track listing of songs he should have done.
Like a well-executed play-action fake, Oakland Raiders star quarterback Derek Carr tricked us all for about two hours on Tuesday that he was going to be the next rock star coming out of the Bay Area. Derek Carr Music had us all temporarily captivated on wondering what our signal caller’s musical abilities were.
If Carr were to put together a delicious cover album, a lot Raider Nation would have bought it, especially if the proceeds went to charity. The album cover of Carr resting on the hood of a car in a Canadian tuxedo has to be right up there with Abbey Road and Born in the U.S.A.
Who knows, maybe Carr could have been the greatest one-hit wonder of our generation? Only in America can a franchise quarterback go Top-40 and lead this team to the Super Bowl in the same season. No, we’re not saying do the Super Bowl Shuffle like Da 1985 Bears, just do a cover album of all the best songs of all-time.
If Derek Carr Music had a track listing on an amazing cover album, here is what it could have looked like. Would you buy it? Yes, yes you would have because Carr is our guy and we’ll support him in all his endeavors.
- You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman (Toy Story soundtrack)
- Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart
- Cars – Gary Numan
- Por Ti Volare – Andrea Bocelli
- All Out of Love – Air Supply
- Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
- Keeping the Faith – Billy Joel
- Faith – George Michael
- Electric Avenue – Eddy Grant
- Superstar – The Carpenters
- Short Skirt, Long Jacket – Cake
- Home Sweet Home – Mötley Crüe
- Return of the Mack – Mark Morrison
Highlights include his rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” off the Toy Story soundtrack, “Keeping the Faith” and “Return of the Mack”. At least two of his Raiders teammates will make cameos in this album.
Guard Kelechi Osemele did point out that one time that Carr does look like that kid who was mean to those toys in Toy Story. So yes, they are doing a duet on that unforgettable Randy Newman classic for the kids.
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The bonus track on this album is the Mark Morrison masterpiece with Raiders’ Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack coming in to take this song to the next level. There is a good chance this would be the most popular song on Derek Carr Music’s debut album.
This album will allow Carr to showcase his immense musical talent. The way he crushes that tambourine on “Cars” is on par with that cowbell in “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. While we don’t know who will be the Dragon behind the drum kit, Carr’s rendition of “Por Ti Volare” would top anything that ever happened at the Catalina Wine Mixer (NSFW).
It’s all about strictly ’80’s Billy Joel (NSFW) and really anything that might have been a one-hit wonder before the internet existed. The penultimate song covering some Mötley Crüe is a total game changer. It’s impossible to not feel really good after hearing Carr cover Cake.
Does he wear his sunglasses at night and how are his line dancing abilities? Almost certainly top-notch. Why be a two-sport start like Prime Time when you can go to the top of the charts and the Super Bowl? Ohh, man. What could have been?