Double the song fun today! The songs from ‘We Built This Glee Club’ which is the Sectionals episode just came out, and the songs for ‘2009’ which is the first episode in the finale came out last week but I didn’t want to post them out of order (sorryyyyy I’m meticulous like that!). Here they all are now! Also, just so you know, ‘2009’ is a flashback to that year (Season 1) when ND was barely even a thing yet. Anyways, SONGS:
‘Listen To Your Heart’ (by Roxette) sung by Rachel and Jesse (6×11)
Okay, so for reasons I don’t understand, I have a deep dislike for this song. Buuuut Rachel and Jesse, man. Too good. They haven’t had a duet in five billion years, so this is cool. Plus this song is perfectly perfect for the situation Rachel is in. So I shall get over my weird disdain because this isn’t half bad!
‘Come Sail Away’ (by Styx) sung by ND/Warblers (6×11)
This is the only song in the ND/Warblers setlist that isn’t a recent hit. So the balance is there, even if this song isn’t anything too special.
‘Take Me To Church’ (by Hozier) sung by ND/Warblers (6×11)
Yesssss Roderick singing this is what the world needs! The background vocals are great and it’s not yet overplayed. Catchy as heck. But it’s not a very good dance song, especially for those groovy Warblers, so I’m excited to see how this looks.
‘Chandelier’ (by Sia) sung by ND/Warblers (6×11)
No one can compare to Sia, who’s got such a unique voice, so this isn’t as good as expected. It’s okay, but not great.
‘Mickey’ (by Toni Basil) sung by VA (6×11)
This is a great song for VA. Classic, upbeat, powerful. Not that I’m rooting for them at all, but I give credit when due. And it is due here.
‘We Built This City’ (by Starship) sung by VA (6×11)
So VA gets the title song? Hmm. Either way, it’s a cool song. ‘Mickey’ is better. But this is another strong VA song.
‘I Kissed A Girl’ (by Katy Perry) sung by Tina (6×12)
Yes, this is the third time Glee has done this. But this is supposed to be the full version of Tina’s original audition song for ND way back in the Pilot. That’s why her voice sounds rougher and less…Tina-ish. #Throwback
‘Popular’ (from Wicked) sung by Kurt and Rachel (6×12)
I would have rather heard another song from Wicked (‘Dancing Through Life’ or ‘As Long As You’re Mine’, perhaps) but this song is cool too, and, more importantly, perfect for what’s going on. It’s a throwback to Rachel and Kurt in S1, when they were hardly friends. This is also waaaay more amusing because let’s be real, neither of them, even now, know much about popularity. But S1…nah. Should be good!
‘Pony’ (by Ginuwine) sung by Artie (6×12)
Artie singing a provocative song is hilarious because he had no game in S1. He dated Tina with a stutter. But he sings this well. Aaaaand I’m going to take a guess and say that this was his ND audition because Artie is the only one who’s original audition song was never seen/heard. So this is cool!
‘I’m His Child’ (by Zella Jackson Price) sung by Mercedes (6×12)
I like this! It’s fun and Mercedes sings it really well. You can hear a choir in the back (cool!) so I’m wondering why she sings it. Her audition song for ND was ‘Respect’…
Sooo those are the songs. ND’s setlist for Sectionals isn’t awful. I’m always weary of really modern songs, but they do alright here. VA does have two strong songs, so who knows how it’ll go. I’m glad Jesse is back though! As for the songs from ‘2009’, they seem pretty good. I’m excited for the flashback to S1, so I hope it goes okay. What’re your thoughts on the songs?
One more batch of songs coming your way and then we’re done. The songs from the very last episode should be here at the same time next week, but if they’re released early then I’ll be sure to post them! 😀
That’s all for now!
P.S. It’s a big week for the Glee cast. On Thursday (the 12th) Lea, Chord, Darren, Jenna and Chris will be on The Ellen Show. Check your local listings to catch that, but if you miss it, tweet me after it airs and I’m sure I’ll be able to get you a link. Aaaaaand on Friday (the 13th), the same group plus a few others will have a panel at Paleyfest in LA. Paley is awesome because they let people livestream all the panels for free, so keep an eye on my twitter for links to that too. The stream is at 7pm LA time and 10pm for me (EST), so I’ll be watching right after Glee finishes! Can’t wait for it all!