With the end of hit show Glee in sight with only a season and a half left before we say goodbye, I feel it is time to share my ultimate list of songs with everyone. All of the songs that feature on this list are ones that I have wanted to hear for a while; some from Season One onwards some are more recent hits which have been missed out.
I am sure that not everyone will agree with my list, so please share your wish lists with us.
“Hallelujah” – made famous by Jeff Buckley
This song is one of my favourite songs of all time, and although the song was written by the legend Leonard Cohen, for me this version by the late Jeff Buckley is THE version of the song. Many people may remember the Rufus Wainwright version which was used in Shrek and it was ruined by, sorry covered by, X Factor winner Alexandra Burke. I have wanted Glee to do this song ever since the introduction of one Blaine Anderson, because I need to hear Darren Criss sing this song. Perhaps it could be used for when Blaine performs in New York, all I know is that it would make me a very, very happy girl to hear this song used.
“If I Had A $1,000,000” – Barenaked Ladies
This song just reminds me of my misspent college years and many happy evenings with friends, so in my head this would be the ideal group number. This would totally fit into the new world of Glee does New York and it would allow the show to reacquaint itself with the fun side of the show. I have always felt the Barenaked Ladies have never been as successful as they deserved, so the Glee effect could be just what the Canadians rockers ordered.
“When You Wish Upon A Star” – Cliff Edwards (Jiminy Cricket) from Disney’s Pinocchio
For every Gleek out there, the ultimate tribute episode would be Glee does Disney!!!! However, as a friend rightly pointed out, not even Ryan Murphy can afford the rights to Disney. As I said, this is my fantasy list so Disney can go on the list. “When You Wish Upon A Star” is one of the most classic Disney songs out there, and to me there is no one else who can sing this heartwarming number than Chris Colfer. This song would suit Chris and his range perfectly, and Colfer has made no secret of his desire of his love of Disney and Pinocchio, so short of getting Pinocchio: The Musical , this would be the next best thing. As I said a girl can dream.
“Rocky Mountain High” – John Denver
Now this one shows my own personal guilty pleasure, country music. My mother is a huge John Denver fan and by osmosis I have become one over the years. Many of Denver’s songs are on the sad side, and I think we have had more than enough sad songs on Glee so I have chosen this classic. Even though I am not the biggest Chord Overstreet or Sam Evans fan, I do think that his voice and guitar playing would suit this song really well. It would also fit into the fact that both are country boys at heart. Not entirely sure why Sam Evans would sing this, however it would allow a whole new generation to discover this awesome artist, and the amazing songs that “just floated by him”.
“Learn To Fly” – Foo Fighters
The fact that in 100 episodes we have had NO Foo Fighters songs is criminal, or could be because Dave Grohl is not a fan of the show, however it is still woefully unfair. Trying to choose one track is so difficult because I love everything the Foos has ever released and think Dave Grohl is a God amongst men, but in the end I chose “Learn To Fly”. The reasons for this are that deep down it could be my favourite Foo Fighters song ever, and the video still cracks me up after all this time. Prior to the tragic loss of Cory Monteith, I always saw this as a Puck and Finn song especially as Grohl is a drummer and the drumming is brilliant on this track. Now I have to re-evaluate and would still choose Mark Salling to sing this iconic number. I really can’t think of anyone else in the cast that could channel their inner Grohl to any success. I do think that Grohl has been scathing of Glee in the past so the likelihood of us getting any of his songs is unlikely, however this is just my list as I keep saying.
“I Know Him So Well” – Barbara Dickson and Elaine Page from the musical Chess
This song is taken from the 1980’s musical which was co-written by ABBA’s Benny and Bjorn, and I can totally imagine this being sung by Chris Colfer and Lea Michele, perhaps in another Diva Off. It also has a bittersweet edge to it, and could refer to Kurt and Rachel’s feeling on the loss of Finn, which will no doubt continue for at least the rest of Season Five. The battling quality between the two parts would allow the duo to show off their voices, which we know usually makes for a duet of epic proportions.
So there you have it, there are my choices for the ultimate Glee song wish list. So what would your ultimate song be for the show? Please let us know!