Glee is heading to sectionals tomorrow and then leaving us for FOUR MONTHS. I don’t know how I’m going to handle that long of an hiatus! To help me get through this, I’ve been watching some of the best musical numbers from the season, all up on Hulu’s Glee: A Dozen Musical Numbers page. Don’t have time for all 12 before they expire? Well, here are my Top 5 numbers leading up to sectionals:
1. “It’s My Life/Confessions”
I loved both the mashups in “Vitamin D”, but the guys totally won this one. The best songs are the show are when the glee kids take a song and rearrange it. Otherwise, it’s too similar to the original and just will never stand out in my mind. Give songs the “Glee” treatment and I’m there! Just sing a song exactly the same old way and I get bored fast.
2. “Lean on Me”
I’m a sucker for the sappy songs too. I almost put “Keep Holding On” here too, but then that would have been two Glee-cheers-up-Quinn-and-Finn moments and this list needed diversity. For
3. “Don’t Stop Believing”
This was the routine that made Will believe New Directions could win Regionals and it was the routine that won over the viewers too. This number was strong enough to keep us on bated breath for the show’s return 5 months after they aired the pilot in May. Let’s hope they leave us with just as great a number tomorrow in the Fall Finale. I still can’t believe we have to wait until APRIL.
4. “Hate on Me”
Mercedes can siiiiing. This was the first time she got her own song and it was great. She’s usually just the diva-tastic cherry on top to the glee numbers, so this was a nice change of pace.
5. “Dancing With Myself”
Another great moment where a secondary character got to shine. I think Artie has the best voice out of the guys, so it was great that he finally got his solo. I also love when the songs are used to serve a storytelling purpose, instead of just shoe-horned in to have a musical number. This song was a great window into his loneliness as the handicapped friend, and transitioned Artie from an afterthought to a full character.
Update: Volume 2 comes out today. Check out the track listing!