Category Archives: The Music of Glee

The Music of Glee: Episode 1×14 – “Hell-O”

I love the idea of these episodes, where the songs fit a certain theme, more artful than “all by the same artist” or “all from the same album.” “Hell-O” gave us songs with “hell” or “hello” in the title. It’s … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×13 – “Sectionals”

This was our first competition show. They’re practically cliche at this point, or at least comfortable, but this one will always have a special place. The New Directions broke up, rose up, and knocked it out of the park. Great … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×12 – “Mattress”

I honestly can’t remember what happened in this episode, beyond a dance number performed on mattresses. Oh, wait, this is the one with the yearbook! And, Will found out Terri was faking her pregnancy. Classic.

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×6 – “Vitamin D”

NOTE: Wrote this one ages ago, and apparently never posted it. Get your flashback on! This episode brought us our first round of Mash-Ups, a trend that’s continued to inspire the show and divide the fans. Either way, this was … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×11 – “Hairography”

“It’s like cool epilepsy.” And, we knew we’d love Brittany forever. “Hairography” wasn’t everyone’s favorite (when we did our Worst Songs on Glee, several people said “Papa Don’t Preach”), but there was a ton of music in it, so let’s … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×10 – “Ballad”

It’s not a male duck, I assure you. A ballad is a “form of verse, often a narrative set to music,” though, in popular culture, we use it to define anything without a backbeat. Particularly, ballads tend to be sentimental, … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×9 – “Wheels”

Jennifer’s been rewatching Season One in the evenings, and last night I was walking by her desk and caught the wheelchair dance number out of the corner of my eye. I couldn’t remember the plot of the episode, but certainly … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×8 – “Mash-Up”

Funny that we’ve got an episode called “Mash-Up,” but no mash-ups were performed. Still, this one gave us some classic Will Shuester R&B, and debut solos from Emma and Puck. So, let’s look back at the origins of the songs … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×7 – “Throwdown”

Lots of memorable stuff happened in this episode. Sue takes over the Glee Club, Terri blackmails her doctor into helping her fake a pregnancy, Finn and Quinn learned the sex of the baby, and Finn gives us “Drizzle.” The songs … Continue reading

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The Music of Glee: Episode 1×5 – The Rhodes Not Taken

This episode gave us our first big guest star, Kristin Chenoweth, as the unstoppable April Rhodes. She performs on three of the show’s six singles, which made a statement, and a challenge, for all guest stars to come. “Maybe This … Continue reading

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