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Writing Playlist #4: “Glee” Edition


Today’s writing playlist are all songs from the TV musical show, Glee. I remember when Glee first started I didn’t think much of it, that it wasn’t my kind of show. But I gave it a chance and fell in love with it – the songs, the characters, the tackling on social issues. Seasons 1 through 3 are my favorites, after that it kind of lost its memento with me but I still watched. Still, Glee has a special place in my heart. RIP Cory Monteith aka Finn Hudson.

Because of this show I learned about and fell in love with a lot of songs I’d never/barely heard of. Some covers made me re-fall in love with certain songs like the Journey medley from Season 1. A lot of the songs from Glee really get the creative juices flowing- great scenes can be written from them.

In no particular order and with who sang the song (to the best of my knowledge) in the show:


“Defying Gravity” – Rachel and Kurt (S1)

“Somebody to Love” – New Directions (S1, by Queen)

“Faithfully” – Rachel, Finn, New Directions

“Any Way You Want It/Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” (mash-up) – New Directions

“Don’t Stop Believin'” – The New Directions (S1)

“Keep Holding On” – New Directions (S1)

“Roots Before Branches” – Rachel, Finn

“Loser Like Me” – Rachel, Santana, Finn, Brittany, New Directions (S2)

“Rise” – New Directions

“Raise Your Glass” – Blaine, Dalton Academy Warblers (S2)

“Here’s To Us” – Rachel, New Directions

“Don’t Dream It’s Over” – Finn, New Directions

“All of Nothing” – Marley, Blaine, New Direction

“The Scientist” – Rachel, Finn, Will Schuester, Emma Pilsbury, Santana, Brittany, Kurt, Blaine

“Singin’ In The Rain/Umbrella” (mash-up) – Will Schuester, Holly Holliday

“I Feel Pretty/Unpretty” (mash-up) – Quinn, Rachel

“Mr. Roboto/Counting Stars” (mash-up) – Jean-Baptiste, Throat Explosion

“True Color” – Tina, New Directions

“Chasing Pavements” – Marley, New Directions

“I’ll Stand By You” – Finn (S2)


I’ve done three previous playlists if you’d like to check them out: a general playlist, an old-school edition, and Hamilton edition.

That’s it for today’s post. I’ve always felt music and writing go hand in hand, so I hope you enjoyed it.

And, as always, happy writing!


5 thoughts on “Writing Playlist #4: “Glee” Edition

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