One thing that Glee is known for is its’ iconic mashups. Songs you would never have thought would go together, yet blend perfectly.
In a truly magical way, there were many mashup’s in the franchise that were the most memorable covers of the whole series. Here’s our Top 5 Glee mashups!
5) Bye Bye Bye (N’Sync) / I Want It That Way (Backstreet Boys) – S4 E16
You’ll almost hate that you like this one so much. Seeing Mr Shu moving like a puppet on a string isn’t something you knew you needed until this episode. Although, a few ropes tied to the ceiling of the auditorium is a lot more budget-friendly than most performances. The song was an all-male number, featuring solos from Finn (Cory Monteith). Powerful stuff.
4) Fly (Rihanna) / I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly) – S3 E14
What a great way to introduce the New Directions to Regionals. With a solo from Artie (Kevin McHale) and a rap from Blaine (Darren Criss), this was probably the strongest first song in the whole competition. The two songs blend perfectly together, with lots of layering and one off lines throughout the song.
3) Hit Me With Your Best Shot (Pat Benatar) / One Way Or Another (Blondie) – S3 E6
What better way to introduce friendly competition between the New Directions and the Troubletones? Dodgeball! The two teams band together to create this exciting, upbeat number. It’s also fun to think the cast probably spent hours of whacking each other with balls to create the scene.
2) I Feel Pretty (Westside Story) / Unpretty (TLC) – S2 E18
Performed by an unlikely pairing at that time, Rachel (Lea Michelle) and Quinn (Diana Agron) teamed together to make this masterpiece. After Rachel is seriously considering a nose job, she brings Quinn with her to the Doctor for guidance on what kind of features she’d like to change. The two open up about their own insecurities through this mash up, and the line ‘I feel pretty, but unpretty’ shows that even the most popular girl in the school can be secretly insecure about their looks.
1) Survivor (Destinys Child) / I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) – S3 E8
A controversial statement, but honestly believe The Troubletones should have won Sectionals with this! Both songs portray a similar meaning – That you can be your best self by getting over a situation. This strong message, as well as lead vocals from Santana (Naya Rivera) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) will make you want to get on your feet and dance. Unfortunately this was the final performance we saw from The Troubletones. After losing sectionals, our Glee favourites reunited with the New Directions.
So there you have it. Our favourite Glee mashups. From the get up and rock out, to the emotional numbers. There’s something for everyone.
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