Some of you may be wondering: why am I ranking the ten best Glee performances ever? To that, I have no real answer other than that I felt like it. A number of factors were considered for the ten songs that made it on to this list – as well as the thousands of other nominees that just missed the cut – ensuring that this would be an accurate evaluation of Glee’s wide-ranging canon of vocal performances. You will not be seeing any Season 5 or 6 performances on this list because, unlike a fine wine or a Pierce Brosnan, Glee did not get better with age. Enjoy:
10) “I’ll Stand by You” – Finn (Season 1, Episode 10)
This is by far Finn’s best solo performance, but I will say that it was a bit odd to see him singing a love song to a sonogram. Awkward moment when his mom walked in on him. Also, I used this version of the song as inspiration for my acapella audition last year. Did I get a part? God no.
One of these days, we’re going to make it to a full week of classes. Until then, I’m going to keep complaining about how exhausting these three-and-four-day weeks are. Just cause we didn’t have class on Monday, doesn’t mean it isn’t time for a weekend on Friday, amiright?
The Fall Arias Concert
Grant Recital Hall
The classiest event of the fall is back and better than ever! Featuring the talented singers and pianists of Brown Opera Productions, the Arias concert is your best (and cheapest — the Aria concerts are free!) bet for a perfect, culturally-enriching start to an evening.
Triple Threat A Cappella Concert
If you spent your summer watching Glee re-runs and memorizing snarky Sue Sylvester quotes, then this concert should help ease your withdrawal pains. We know, it’s hard. But the Higher Keys, Jabberwocks, and Ursa Minors all taking the stage together make it just a little easier to hold on to that feeling.
What Can You Do?
Zeta Delta Xi
Between the Arias, the a cappella, and Zeta Delta Xi’s Open Mic night, it doesn’t seem possible to escape hearing people sing tonight around eight. If this is your kind of night, grab a drink and enjoy it. If it’s not, grab several and heckle!
Blow Your Mind
Phi Kappa Psi
$4 door, $1 drinks
After you get kicked out of open mic night for that awful rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer,” hide from your shame at “Blow Your Mind.”