Glee rewarded us with five songs this week, 10-19-09, episode 7.
The five songs were “Hate On Me” by Jill Scott. “No Air” by Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown. A live version of Nelly’s “Ride wit Me.” The forty-year-old, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by The Supremes. And finally “Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne.
Glee’s “Hate On Me,” performed by the minority students (wheels, the gay kid, the Asian, the other Asian, Aretha and Shaft), was great. It was high energy and Mercedes wailed. Good times.
“Ride Wit Me” featured the entire ensemble and was done live. While lots of fun, it made Land of Punt cringed. Folks, this song was 100% filler. It’s a bad sign when a shows starts “killing time” in their seventh episode.
“No Air” was solid but we already know Rachel and Finn can sing. This was a little boring.
Quinn’s “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” came out of nowhere. LOP was pleasantly surprised that Quinn had her own song but we were absolutely shocked the producers plucked a song from the 1960’s. The song didn’t really fit. Of course we can over look that because the dance and the dancers’ costumes were practically soft core porn.
The show concluded with “Keep Holding On” which once again revealed that Rachel and Finn can sing. However, they successfully weaved Quinn’s plight into the choreography. It was very powerful.
Hate On Me
Ride Wit Me
You Keep Me Hangin’ On
Keep Holding On
Glee received Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy/Musical, for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy/Musical (Matthew Morrison) and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy/Musical (Lea Michele).
The 67th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcasted on NBC on Jan. 17.
In other Glee news, Cory Monteith (Finn) used his twitter account to promote a YouTube video of Manny Garcia, a burgeoning San Francisco-based singer. Garcia did a mash-up of “True Colors” and “Defying Gravity.” Monetith sent a tweet to his 75,000 followers with the word “props” attached to the video’s link. At press time, Garcia’s YouTube video had nearly 25,000 views and scores of positive comments.