David Cook, Usher, Phoenix, and more of the best jams under $20

By Simon Vozick-Levinson
April 02, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Cheap Single! Did David Cook‘s cover of ”Jumpin’ Jack Flash” during a recent American Idol guest appearance get your little ones jumping for joy? Pick it up for $1.29 at the iTunes Music Store.

Free Album! Fresh off their Grammy success, French indie-pop band Phoenix are gifting fans with Live in Sydney. Download the pristine concert recording free of charge at wearephoenix.com/observer. Hey, maybe your kids will pick up a smidgen of fran¸ais vocab through osmosis…

Other Great Deals! If you buy Usher‘s new Raymond v. Raymond from iTunes by April 6, you’ll get his 2004 smash album Confessions, too, all for just $7.99. Now that’s a price that deserves a hearty ”Yeah!” Once you’ve worn out all those tracks, amble over to Amazon to pick up My World 2.0, the latest release from Usher’s teen protégé Justin Bieber, for the same low cost of $7.99. Amazon also has the new Radio Disney Jams 12, featuring family-friendly hits by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato, for an affordable $9.99.

What You Can Get For…
Pavement’s hits
With the indie heroes reuniting on stage, it’s time to catch up on their beloved back catalog. Pavement’s new best-of, Quarantine the Past, has got you covered, from 1992’s ”Summer Babe (Winter Version)” to 1999’s ”Spit on a Stranger.” Grab it it at matador records.com.

Live Elvis
Elvis Presley’s Vegas repertoire as of February 1970 gets the deluxe reissue treatment with On Stage, a two-CD live set. Hear the King cover the Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Neil Diamond, plus perform a few of his own signature songs like ”Suspicious Minds.”