Get Your â€œGleeâ€ Fix! Friday, June 24, 2011
In episode 10 of the second season, â€œGleeâ€ celebrated Christmas!Â The medley A Glee-ful Christmas includes all your favorites - â€œThe Most Wonderful Day of the Year,â€ â€œJingle Bells,â€ â€œMerry Christmas Darlingâ€ and â€œAngels We Have Heard on Highâ€ - arranged with the typical â€œGleeâ€ flair. Also available is Wham!'s Last Christmas, and Deck the Rooftop from the â€œGleeâ€ Christmas album.
â€œGleeâ€'s post-Super Bowl episode (reportedly the most expensive post-Super Bowl episode ever produced) included Need You Now by Lady Antebellum, and a creative mash-up of Michael Jackson's Thriller and Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs as part of the New Directions' half-time show.
â€œSilly Love Songsâ€ featured Lea Michele's character Rachel Berry in a dynamic performance of Katy Perry's Firework, available in choral arrangements by Alan Billingsley and Mark Brymer. With its current pop style and hopeful, positive message, this is sure to be a hit at your next performance as well!
In episode 13, â€œComeback,â€ New Directions explores the music of pop phenom Justin Bieber. Both songs covered in the episode (â€œBabyâ€ and â€œSomebody to Loveâ€) are included in Baby! (A Medley of Justin Bieber Hits), arranged by Andy Beck - it's a great choice for younger choirs!
Other new titles from recent episodes include both Just the Way You Are (available in arrangements by Alan Billingsley and Roger Emerson) and Marry You by Bruno Mars, the duet Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, a creative choral mash-up of Start Me Up/Livin' On a Prayer, and Katy Perry's Teenage Dream for both SATB and TTBB choirs. Also newly available for men's choirs is the original â€œGleeâ€ hit, Don't Stop Believin', and a creative a cappella arrangement of Debussy's Golliwog's Cake Walk, often heard as background music on the show (as sung by the Swingle Singers).