On May 19 2009, Glee launched and started an international phenomenon. With numerous top ten hits all over the world, it is clear that millions of people worldwide love Glee. As a ‘Gleek’ myself, I’ve put together my top 10 Glee songs from the series so far. I will update this list as more episodes are shown. Please leave a comment at the bottom and tell me your favorite Glee songs.
Top 10 Glee Songs
10. Take a Bow. All the way back in the second episode of the first season, Lea Michele showed off her terrific vocal skills by delivering a fantastic version of Rhianna’s ‘Take a Bow’.
9. You Can’t Always Get What You Want. A classic rock song that was brilliantly done by the entire Glee cast. Glee is often at its best when classic songs are given the ‘show choir’ treatment and this song continued that trend.
8. Jessie’s Girl. Let’s face it, Cory Monteith is not the best singer in the cast. However, his version of Jessie’s Girl is lots of fun and, in my opinion, is better than the original.
7. My Life Would Suck Without You. Another brilliant performance from the entire Glee cast. This was the perfect way to end the first half of season one after Sectionals had been won. Some really nice harmonies and group singing make it better than Kelly Clarkson’s original.
6. Don’t Rain on My Parade. Lea Michele is brilliant. Enough said.
5. Marry You. Again, a fantastic group performance with outstanding vocals from all the leads. The song is fun and energetic and works well with the cast.
4. Forget You. Gwenyth Paltrow can sing! The song has so much energy and it is well done by the entire Glee cast.
3. Toxic. Okay, I admit. I don’t mind Britney Spears songs. This was the best from the very good episode Britney/Brittany. Even Matthew Morrison gets into the action on this one. Love the verses with only vocals and guitar before the song adds some more grunt in the chorus.
2. Just the Way You Are. The original is one of my favorite songs. I was afraid Cory Monteith would spoil it but it turned out to be his best vocal of the series so far. Lots of fun with some nice back-up vocals from the rest of the cast.
1. Don’t Stop Believin’. The original and still the best. I was hooked on Glee after watching the brilliant performance of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ from the first episode. It’s no wonder over 1,000,000 people in the US have downloaded Glee’s version of this song. Brilliance!
Please leave a comment and let me know your favorites as well as any new songs you hear that you think should be included.
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