Mash-Ups from “Glee!” Thursday, September 13, 2012
Ready for the fourth season premiere of “Glee”? Airing tonight on Fox, we’ll find out what happens to some of our favorite characters now that they’ve graduated from McKinley High!
Over the last three seasons, “Glee” has introduced lots of fresh, new musical ideas – most notably, “mash-ups!” As defined by Mr. Schuster in season one, “A mash-up is when you take two songs, and mash them together to make an even richer explosion of musical expression.” The Girls’ Sing-Off (Beyonce’s “Halo” and “Walking On Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves) and Guys’ Sing-Off (Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life” and “Confessions Part II” by Usher) introduced us to the concept. Here are more mash-ups available for your choir:
Hit Me With Your Best Shot/One Way or Another: a powerhouse mash-up of “One Way or Another” by Blondie and Pat Benetar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” With the on-screen dodge ball game symbolically representing the rivalry between two show choirs, this super arrangement will give all choirs an opportunity to show off their best action moves with two great classic rock songs!
I Will Survive/Survivor: empower the ladies with this perfect mash-up of two classic survivor anthems, Gloria Gaynor’s ’70s hit “I Will Survive” and the 2001 hit by Destiny’s Child “Survivor.” Opening with the Gaynor rubato intro, the arrangement explodes into a disco frenzy that builds to a huge crescendo.
Start Me Up/Livin’ on a Prayer: the girls present a rock ‘n’ roll mash-up of two ‘80s classics, The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” in a fun, energetic setting that is totally irresistible!
Rumour Has It/Someone Like You: the all-girl Troubletones sing a phenomenal mashup of two Adele hits! Alternating between the aggressive “Rumour Has It” and a more accepting “Someone Like You,” this epic pairing offers solo opportunities and powerful vocal backups. A fantastic SSA feature!