Posted at 5:07 AM Oct 13, 2009
By Kiala Kazebee
Like everyone else in the free world, I stopped watching Glee shortly after the disappointing follow-up to the exceptionally awesome pilot episode. Unfortunately, I had decided to write this list of songs I'd like to see performed on the show prior to being stricken with the mighty meh of Glee ennui, and so I've had to spend the majority of my weekend catching up on the fictional shenanigans of William McKinley High School and ... it's not that bad, actually. Not great, but way better than that America's Got Talent crap.
The Glee kids are not too annoying and the anti-abstinence subplot is enjoyably subversive as is everything Jane Lynch does. I'm not as hot-to-trot on the Kristen Chenowith addition as the rest of the blogosphere seems to be, but a resounding "feh" from me is better than a *facepalm*, am I right? Anyway, all that Glee watching I've done in the interest of science has resulted in this list of songs that, if performed, might actually make me set the DVR to record.
10. "Let's Do It," by Joan Jett and Paul Westerberg
So many Glee couples could sing this together, but my vote goes to a Jane Lynch/Kristen Chenowith pairing or maybe that kid in the wheelchair and the cheerleader Quinn. Or two cheerleaders ... I'm sorry, my mind just went to it's special place.
9. "Look What You've Done," by Jet
My guilty pleasure/drunken jukebox song choice could easily be given new life by an Emma Pillsbury rendition lamenting her status as a soon-to-be "homewrecker". And considering her tendency toward OCD, that term couldn't be more ironic.
8. "Jet," by Wings
I have never understood any of the lyrics to Jet. I mean, "Ahhhh Mater, want Jet to always love you" WTF Paul McCartney? Is this song about Germans with Munchhausen by Proxy or what? Overprotective parenting aside, "Jet" is the greatest Wings song of all time, so I'm sure the Glee writers could make it work. MAKE IT WORK GLEE WRITERS PLEASE I LOVE WINGS OKTHXBYE.
7. "Cherry Bomb," by Joan Jett
Obviously, Quinn the Celibate Cheerleader should sing this prior to seducing um ... whoever. Does it matter?
6. "Can't Even Tell," by Soul Asylum
The single greatest anthem for teenage angst ever written, in my opinion. I would wet myself if that football player Finn sang it. Seriously, I'd need new pants. I might even cry.