My favorite songs and musical numbers from the first 10 episodes of the fourth season of Glee.

#15 “Call Me Maybe”

Original Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Glee Version by: Blaine Anderson, Tina Cohen-Chang, Brittany Pierce and Wade “Unique” Adams
Episode: “The New Rachel”
The song of the summer was done justice by this quartet of aspiring New Rachels and it was a strong kick-off for season 4.

#14 “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

Original Artist: Pink
Glee Version by: Marley Rose and Wade “Unique” Adams
Episode: “The Role You Were Born to Play”
Marley and Unique’s Grease audition was fun, flirty and powerful.

“Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

#13 “It’s Time”

Original Artist: Imagine Dragons
Glee Version by: Blaine Anderson
Episode: “The New Rachel”
Blaine encouraged Kurt to go to New York with this grand performance that included red cups and the Cheerios in the courtyard, and it was another great pop song from Darren Criss.

#12 “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”

Original Artist: Grease
Glee Version by: Santana Lopez, Cassandra July and Wade “Unique” Adams
Episode: “Glease”
Three wildly different characters in different places came together for the best performance from the Grease production.

#11 “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Original Artist: Judy Garland
Glee Version by: Marley Rose, Noah Puckerman, Jake Puckerman, Sam Evans, Brittany Pierce, Blaine Anderson, Kurt Hummel and New Directions
Episode: “Glee, Actually”
A perfectly sweet way to end the Christmas episode, almost every character chimed in to this tender song that was a present not just for Sue, but for viewers as well.

#10 “Never Say Never”

Original Artist: The Fray
Glee Version by: Jake Puckerman
Episode: “The New Rachel”
Jake’s original audition for New Directions was cut short, but that’s only because it was obvious from the first note he belonged in the group. It was sweet and tender in a very unexpected way.

#9 “Give Your Heart a Break”

Original Artist: Demi Lovato
Glee Version by: Rachel Berry and Brody Weston
Episode: “The Break-Up”
Sorry Finchel fans, but this duet was H-O-T. Rachel and Brody sound amazing together.

#8 “Homeward Bound”/”Home”

Original Artists: Simon and Farfunkel and Phillip Phillips
Glee Version by: Quinn Fabray, Noah Puckerman, Mike Chang, Santana Lopez, Mercedes Jones and Finn Hudson
Episode: “Thanksgiving”
This was a wonderful homecoming treat for the returning graduates as they effortlessly reconnected.

“Homeward Bound”/”Home”

#7 “Being Good Isn’t Good Enough”

Original Artist: Hallelujah, Baby!
Glee Version by: Rachel Berry
Episode: “Swan Song”
Rachel got a standing ovation and calls for an encore after she finally realized that you don’t need to be a great dancer when you have a voice like hers.

#6 “The Scientist”

Original Artist: Coldplay
Glee Version by: Rachel Berry, Finn Hudson, Kurt Hummel, Blaine Anderson, Santana Lopez, Brittany Pierce, Will Schuester and Emma Pillsbury
Episode: “The Break-Up”
The perfectly bittersweet ending to a sad episode, the four major couples, all in various forms of distress, delivered a solid rendition of this saccharine Coldplay song.

“The Scientist”

#5 “Some Nights”

Original Artist: fun.
Glee Version by: New Directions
Episode: “Dynamic Duets”
This is a great song and New Directions did it justice with powerful choreography and a terrific use of the growing ensemble as many different singers got featured solos.

#4 “3”

Original Artist: Britney Spears
Glee Version by: Sam Evans, Tina Cohen-Chang and Joe Hart
Episode: “Britney 2.0″
These three wildly different members of New Directions teamed up for a fantastic rendition of a Britney song that somehow transformed it into something great.


#3 “Mine”

Original Artist: Taylor Swift
Glee Version by: Santana Lopez
Episode: “The Break-Up”
Santana’s vulnerability was highlighted in this powerful song about her love for Brittany.

#2 “Being Alive”

Original Artist: Company
Glee Version by: Kurt Hummel
Episode: “Swan Song”
Kurt certainly deserved to get into NYADA after this breathtaking solo. Like all of his best performances, it didn’t rely on showy props or sets, just his voice.

#1 “Teenage Dream”

Original Artist: Katy Perry
Glee Version by: Blaine Anderson
Episode: “The Break-Up”
Darren Criss put every last ounce of emotion into this acoustic performance that had Blaine and the audience welling up with tears. It’s impossible not to be moved by this heartbreaking song.

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