September 14, 2010

Top 5 Musical Performances from GLEE: Season 1

Next Tuesday, September 21, FOX's breakout hit Glee returns for its second season, and in order to prepare for the event, I've decided to share my top five favorite musical performances from the show:

5. "You Keep Me Holdin' On" from "Throwdown"
Poor Quinn, she got a lot of really awkward numbers this season, but her version of "You Keep Me Holdin' On" was one her bright spots during the first thirteen episodes (although some critics didn't buy the sequence). Sure it's not perfect, but the inter-cutting between the Cheerios practice and the on-stage performance was neat. Plus, there's nothing wrong with liking to watch hot girls dressed up in football there?

4. "To Sir, With Love" from "Journey"
This number may have been a little overly sentimental and it was kind of moot point after Sue saved the club at the end, but if you watch New Directions sing this song to Mr. Shue and you don't get emotional then you are officially dead inside. The main reason why I liked this performance so much was because anyone who is passionate about teaching or mentoring young people can't help but be moved because the kids were telling Mr. Shue how much he meant to them, and how he changed their lives for the better. That's the goal of all educators.

3. "My Life Would Suck Without You" from "Sectionals"
I'm not a Kelly Clarkson fan, and I had never heard this song before it aired on Glee, and it's alright. The reason why this was one of my favorite musical numbers was because I enjoyed how the Gleeks incorporated some of their iconic numbers into the dance montage. Plus, the song convinced Will to finally man up and go after Emma. The sequence was a nice little bow on top of the first 13 episodes.

2. "It's My Life/Confessions" from "Vitamin D"
The first time I saw the boys' mash-up of "It's My Life" and "Confessions", I realized the potential that this show had and I was hooked. It's just a fun scene with great energy and dance moves. In all honesty, Mike Chang's (Harry Shum Jr.) break dancing single handedly won me over. The combination of this performance, the boys vs. girls storyline, and watching Finn and Rachel compete with one another was why "Vitamin D" was one of my favorite episodes

1. "Jump" from "Mattress"
"Jump" was easily my favorite musical number of the first season because it was a great representation of everything that makes this show special. The performance really wasn't fancy, it was just New Directions in PJs jumping up and down on mattresses, but it tapped into an innocence a lot of us have experienced while growing up. The McKinley kids are just having fun singing and dancing, which for me is the heart of the show.

The first season of Glee had some great musical moments, but these five will always be the best in my book. No doubt, season 2 will have its share of memorable performances, and I can't wait to see them.


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