Riddle Me List: 10 Songs That Should Get Some 'Glee' Time

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Infectious like the pop songs they perform, Fox's new TV show Glee is all about being the ultimate guilty pleasure viewing of 2009. I have raved about it, and have plopped my happy ass down every Wednesday night to watch the story of William McKinley High School's glee club unfold, and yet, I'm not even the slightest disengaged. The music nerd (and ex-theater bum) that resides in me continues to love every moment, even when its its most tooth rottenly sweet. Aside from Gleeker Kurt's sleek bangs move while doing Beyonce's "Single Ladies", what I truly adore the most about the show is that it contains a whopping more variety in their song choices than any American Idol season combined. I'm considering the fact that American Idol has "rules", but still repetitiveness does irk the nerves, especially since one can sing "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" so many times till even the remaining Four Tops are getting queasy from the sugar pie. Glee has effortlessly, and smartly, featured various genres and generations in their repertoire from Journey to Amy Winehouse to Bel Biv Devoe to freaking Liza Minnelli. Now they will be trying on Jill Scott's "Hate On Me" for size on this week's episode, and that I must applaud. So of course in my train of Glee thought, some songs that I could truly see them doing Jazz hands too popped into my head, provoking me to riddle you with this list. These are merely fun and frivolous suggestions, so don't get all bent out of shape and start blaring into the megaphone at me like Cheerios coach, Sue Sylvester. If you want to join in on the fun brainstorming...drop a line in the comments.

1. Freedom-Wham! :In fact, ANY Wham! song could slip into the show's mindset of spunky squeaky clean fun. But "Freedom" has a certain doo-wop charm that would be perfect as its infectious and meant to do a synchronized dance too. To be a little edgier, exclude "Wake Me Up", because well, that's just too easy.

2. 1 Thing - Amerie: The dance routines to this song are quite endless...

3. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) -Hall and Oates: It wouldn't be a prime time TV show without one Hall & Oates song whittling its way thorough, so you might as well do the best one. A mash-up of this with De La Soul's "Say No Go" would be rather fierce, but I'm merely just roaming in fantasy land with that.

4. Walking On Broken Glass - Annie Lennox: "Why" is a little too somber for some high school kiddos, but "Walking On Broken Glass" would fit perfectly with the overachieving belt of Gleeker, Rachael as she continues to pine for fellow Glee club member, Finn. The song literally writes the script itself!

5. If I Isn't Love - New Edition: Possibly because "Poison" was such a joy to hear on the "Acafellas" episode, so why not do a little N.E. Heartbreak?

6. One Day In Your Life -Anastacia: This song is so theatrical with that glorious beginning climax into Anastacia's "knock you sideways" voice, that it was made for being sung Gleeker style.

7. Hit 'Em Up Style - Blu Cantrell: Mostly showcased as an effort to revitalize Blu Cantrell's stagnant career (iTunes sales!), but some hilarity can come with a performance of this song.

8. Tenderness - General Public: Obscure, yes, but this song is just gooey enough for some serious jazz hands that it would fit right in. Those who remember 1995, remember that the Amy Heckerling cult classic, Clueless ended with this 80's pop tune by the short-lived British duo. A little nostalgia never hurt.

9. Never Ever - All Saints: Remember this song? Refresh your memory by clicking the link and then just imagine this being done by Gleeker, Mercedes.

10. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy Elliott: If they can do Salt n' Pepa's "Push It", why not tackle something a bit more challenging? The line: "Beep, beep, who got the keys to the Jeep?" must be used.

1 comment:

  1. This is quite possibly one of the best lists ever. Haha. I'm so behind in my "Glee"-ness, it's actually really sad. But I do keep up with the downloads, and cannot WAIT for the soundtrack record. And did you hear they are planning a possible tour? GAHHH I'm so there. Given the fact that "Spring Awakening" closed prematurely, and I never got to see NLT in concert, this is close as I'll ever get. Haha!


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