It was honestly only a matter of time before one of the DC-CW shows did a musical episode.
Love it, hate it, or feeling indifferent about it, the Supergirl/The Flash two-part musical crossover is happening. Personally, I’m in the love it camp. I lived through the worst parts of Glee here, folks. Whatever the crew is giving us cannot be worse than what I have recapped on that show.
Just lay back and enjoy the silly thing, it’s (probably) not going to be canon anyway.
Since most of the songs are going to pre-existing ones, I have thrown together a little list of the Top 8 Songs that I want to see used in this crossover.
(Don’t worry. I tried to avoid the Glee staples.)
But before I get started, let’s get the two requisite “songs based on my powers/my cousin” ones out of the way.
Barry Allen – “Running” by No Doubt
I’m weak, okay?! Now this is presuming that Flashpoint has ended by this episode. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is going to feeling some kind of guilt. Mainly because if I was friends with him, then I would be pissed. Like it would be understanding anger, but still anger that he messed things up.
The slow melancholic tone would be a good perspective for Barry’s emotional state. He keeps running, keeps thinking he’ll make it, trying to have this other person (Iris) in his life, but loses it.
Of course, given his power set, songs about speed or running will probably be avoided.
Kara Danvers – “Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five For Fighting
Another song that will probably be a too obvious choice, and thus not make it into the episode. Yes. Technically, it’s about Superman. But I think it would be an interesting choice for Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) to sing.
Not only is about the difficulties of being a hero, but it’s from a hero who has the exact same skill set as Kara, her cousin. More to the point, even though Kara has proved herself as a hero in her own right, she will still always be judged by the standards that Superman set.
It’s not fair. It’s not easy. I think done right it would be a fascinating choice.
Now let’s get on with the actual list, shall we?!
8) Team Supergirl – “Daydreaming” by Paramore
“Daydreaming” is one of my favorite Paramore songs. Back when Melissa was Marley Rose, I was dying to hear her cover it on Glee. Second chances here folks! Now I made it a Team Supergirl (Superfriends? Were we decided on that?) song because Supergirl is all about the dream.
The song always, at least for me, evoked similar feelings that show does. It always felt hopeful, but like a kind of hard won hope. It feels fitting for Team Supergirl to sing that.
7) Team Flash – “Odds Are” by Barenaked Ladies
Ah yes, the group numbers. So why Team Flash for this one? Well they’ve dealt with time travel and the multiverse and like a gigantic hole ripping over Central City, this is really the song for them. Because the odds are definitely working in their favor.
More to the point, the happy nature of the show goes hand in hand with the poppy upbeat lyrics of the song. I think that as a group number for Team Flash, it will work really well. They’ve dealt with stranger odds and gotten through mostly okay.
6) Alex Danvers and Kara Danvers – “Trouble” by P!nk
I demand a Danvers sisters duet! Since they’re both such trouble, literally, for the bad guys. It makes sense that the two of them would duet on this particular song.
Can you imagine them singing it while there’s a kickass fight sequence going on? Making the dance choreography look like fight moves? Like picture it.
Isn’t it awesome?!
5) Barry Allen and Joe West – “Dancing in the Dark” by Bruce Springsteen (Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Cover)
Real talk time! Ever since I heard that both Grant Gustin and Jesse L Martin were going to be in the same show together, I’ve wanted a duet between them. I crave this imaginary duet. So I have thought long and hard about what I would like to see should this happen.
I keep coming back to this particular cover by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. I think it would be a) a fun duet for the pair of them and b) showcase both of their voices well. It’s a very theatrical kind song. Sometimes you need a bit of the theatricality in your life.
4) Team Flash and Team Supergirl – “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer
There is going to be a group number between the two teams. Let’s be real. Even if they aren’t in the same room together, there is going to be a cross dimensional group duet.
The fact that I can write that sentence in all seriousness is amazing.
So what better way than this song? They’re all misunderstood and friends. They’re working hard to change the world for the better. They’re also waiting on the world to change for the better. Okay, maybe it’s on the nose. It’s a musical. Sometimes, musicals can be a bit on the nose like that.
3) Kara Danvers, Jimmy Olsen, Barry Allen, Iris West – “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran
I’ve always had a special place for this song in my heart. Something about the slower and darker melody, it really stood out to me. It just always felt like a song for people who want love, but are almost scared to go for it. Like screaming out into the void, until someone screams back kind of thing.
Plus I felt like “Thinking of You” is little too on the nose and overplayed.
Now this only works if the two “endgame” couples are in a relationship at the time. But seriously, let’s stop dragging this nonsense out? The love song will definitely happen though. I can feel it.
2) Villain – “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” by Cage the Elephant
I am seriously hoping that somehow we get John Barrowman and Wentworth Miller for the crossover. I am praying for it. They’re amazing singers.
Is the song too on the nose? Yes. Do I care? No.
I want to see John Barrowman and Wentworth Miller sing this song. Or just the villain of the episode. Is it the Music Meister? Part of me feels like it will be. I demand this song either way.
1) Barry Allen and Kara Danvers – “The Near Future VIII. Time To Fly” by I Fight Dragons
So I don’t know how many people know of I Fight Dragons, but they’re a totally awesome band. This is just a part of their rock opera The Near Future, which I totally recommend.
This is definitely a duet for both Barry and Kara. Something suitably heroic but with a lot of energy. It would come at the darkest lows before the burst through to snatch victory from our nameless villains of this piece.
It will be the necessary climax to this musical if you all. So the fly part is metaphorical for Barry, it still fits.
What songs would like to see in the SuperFlash crossover? Sound off below!
Supergirl and The Flash return in October on the CW. The crossover will be the thirteenth episode for both shows. So it will premiere sometime in January/February.
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