It’s no secret that I’m a lover of Glee music. There are some songs that I can listen to on repeat, much to the annoyance of my friends and sisters. The list below is a round-up of Glee covers that I can’t get enough of, and some in my opinion are even better than the originals.
“Baby” – Justin Bieber
This song, when sung by a grown male like Chord Overstreet (his character’s name “Sam,” is much more generic) in Glee, makes it addicting for college-age girls. Well, maybe this college-age girl. In all honesty, I couldn’t stand Justin Bieber’s prepubescent voice singing this song, but Glee made it better for me and now I’m hooked and can’t stop singing along.
“Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry
This was Darren Criss’s break-out song on the show. I still love the original, but the acappella puts a cool twist on the song.
“Jump” – Van Halen
Confession: I actually had not heard of this song before Glee. I know it’s a crime, but I gotta thank the show for introducing me to some classics. And can you watch this video without wishing there were some mattresses to jump on? I can’t.
“Don’t Stand So Close To Me / Young Girl” – The Police / Gary Puckett
If there’s one thing that Glee is most awesome at, it’s singing mash-ups. This one is particularly well-done because of the coordinating lyrics from the two independent songs. Plus, the episode that it comes from was one that especially hilarious, with all the high school awkwardness.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen
Of course I doubt any cover of any Queen song can come close to the original, but I like this Glee version. It’s impressive on its own and I give Jonathan Groff props for his singing chops.
“Marry You” – Bruno Mars
I actually heard this song on an episode of Glee before I even knew who originally sang it. I don’t think Bruno Mars’ version ever made it to the airwaves, but I like both versions equally, well, that’s a lie. I’m partial to the Glee version because it’s an ensemble cast singing.
“It’s My Life / Confessions Part II” – Bon Jovi / Usher
This is my favorite mash-up. A lot of that has to do with the actual performance, from the way Cory Monteith (who plays Finn Hudson) grips the microphone in his overdose-of-Vitamin-D state. Also, like in the previous mash-up in this post, the lyrics make sense together.
Are you a Gleek? What are your favorite Glee songs?