Esther Figglesworth (missedshapes) wrote in coolmyheart,
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011. Picspam: 10 Fantasy Performances on "Glee"

Can you even call this a picspam? It's more like a musicspam with visual aids. This all began with a secret about Puck singing "Wonderwall" to Rachel or Quinn, which I read on fuckyeahgleesecrets, and went off from there. The right time for most of these songs have actually passed. I wanted to include solos for the voices we don't get to hear as often, like Tina, but I couldn't come up with the right song. And everything ended up being very biased towards (Puck/)Quinn(/Finn).

"Did It Again"
Kylie Minogue
Download | Watch music video

Clever girl
Think you know but you don't know much
Try to make a move
Go to a different door

Who should sing it: Quinn, with back-up Cheerios, to Rachel
Since my hopes that "You Keep Me Hangin' On" would be sung entirely to Finn about Finchel were dashed, I thought that there should have been a Quinn song that specifically addresses her irritation with Rachel and Finn after the nth time she sees them getting a little too close for her comfort. And like on the actual show, as unfair as it is, she'd take it out mostly on Rachel. This song came to mind, mainly because I remember the music video of it being so catty--you know Quinn was just restraining herself from clawing Rachel's eyes out. The cheerleader entourage would help drive the point home.

"Under Pressure"
Queen and David Bowie
Download original | Download cover by Keane | Watch music video

It's the terror of knowing
What this world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming, "Let me out!"

Who should sing it: Puck and Finn
How came these two never had a song to themselves? Anyway, I'd have loved to see this after that cap of Puck staring into space. I can picture the two of them having similar reactions at first, all dazed and shocked. Finn would go on like that for longer before attempting to pull himself together. Puck, on the other hand, would shake it off sooner and turn to his usual forms of violence by day, but by night would become increasingly royally pissed at the thought of his boy being the man for his baby mama.
Timing-wise, it probably won't work if Puck and Finn tried to beat each other up already within the course of one song, but I decided to include it anyway because this song played in my head while I was rewatching that fight scene.

"Bizarre Love Triangle"
New Order

Every time I think of you
I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It's no problem of mine
But it's a problem I find
Living a life that I can't leave behind

Who should sing it: Quinn
This scene. Puck's face! Quinn's face! Finn acting as Quinn's knight in shining wheelchair! It's hard to think about Puck and Quinn without Finn's presence lingering in that particular relationship, and his obliviousness in this scene kind of broke my heart. So I went for a confused!Quinn song. Because it would be hard to choose between a guy who puts drugs in baked goods for your baby and a guy willing to work in a wheelchair for the same reason.

"It Takes Two"
Download movie version (Zac Efron) | Watch video (Aaron Tveit)

Tell me I'm your king
And you're my queen
That no one else
Can come between
It takes two, baby,
It takes two

Who should sing it: Jesse, to Rachel
I'm actually indifferent to this pairing (blasphemy!) but when this song came up on shuffle one day, I couldn't stop imagining Jesse singing this to Rachel. And if you've heard the song, you'll know why.

Download | Watch music video

And all the roads we have to walk are winding
And all the lights that lead us there are blinding
There are many things that I would like to say to you, but I don't know how
Because maybe you're gonna be the one that saves me
And after all, you're my wonderwall

Who should sing it: Puck, to Quinn or Rachel
This idea belongs to whoever sent in the secret about Puck singing this to fuckyeahgleesecrets, which is what started me on this picspam in the first place. I couldn't let go of the thought because it was probably when Puck said that he'd take care of Quinn and the baby that we saw more layers to him. The "'Sup, MILF?" conversation is one of my favorites because we can see both Concerned!Puck and Jackass!Puck, something which seems to have peaked around "Wheels" and plateaued up to "Sectionals", at least for PQ. Now I just wish that the writers can show us some scenes of PQ domesticity. They and their baby don't have to be at the forefront of everything but Puck-and-Quinn--whatever they are together now--has been pushed back so far into the background that imo it's kind of ridiculous.
I don't really ship Puckelberry but I have to acknowledge that the song fits them too.

"Can We Still Be Friends"
Todd Rungren
Download original | Download cover by Mandy Moore

Let's admit we made a mistake
But can we still be friends
Heartbreak's never easy to take
But can we still be friends

Who should sing it: Finn and Quinn
These two remind me of Nate/Blair because I feel like we didn't see enough of them being happy together, before other people came along. We haven't even gotten scenes of them being awkward around each other in the back nine (maybe because that scene of Puck and Quinn coming out as a couple was cut). I'd want them to have a heart-to-heart about everything that's happened--not too heavy a scene because let's face it, this is Finn, and Quinn probably wouldn't want to push it, but definitely more than...wait, what have we gotten of them since "Sectionals"? Oh yeah, nothing.
In my head they do eventually start talking again, or at least acknowledge the mistakes on both their parts, partly because Finn tells Quinn that he kissed Rachel while he and Quinn were still together. Which obviously will never have the same weight as Quinn sleeping with Puck, but I just don't like that Finn got away with it.

Download movie version (Liza Minelli) | Watch movie clip

What good is sitting alone in your room?
Come, hear the music play
Life is a cabaret, old chum
Come to the cabaret

Who should sing it: Rachel, at Regionals
Technically Rachel already sang this (the scene where Sandy yells at her during Cabaret rehearsals) but she would kill singing the entire thing at Regionals. I imagine the performance along the lines of "Don't Rain On My Parade", which is one of my favorite numbers on the show ever (seriously, chills every time I listen to it), and it lends itself to a lot of moving around, acting out, and interacting with the audience that Rachel seems to be fond of. And everyone can wear pretty dresses and fancy suits.

Download original | Download movie version | Watch movie clip

Voulez-vous (aha!)
Take it now or leave it (aha!)
Now is all we get (aha!)
Nothing promised, no regrets
Voulez-vous (aha!)
Ain't no big decision (aha!)
You know what to do (aha!)
La question c'est voulez-vous

Who should sing it: Everyone, at Regionals
"Voulez-Vous" on Glee would be closer to the big crashing-the-bachelorette-party number in the Mamma Mia! movie musical than the original song. It would be big and loud and full of movement, but without really any solo parts. And it would have to have a lot of colorful lights. I couldn't think of a group performance so far to screencap that was bright and wild enough, though, so I went with "Hello, Goodbye". But in the unlikely event that this song would be performed on the show, New Directions would have to wear something more colorful. And do hairography.

"Wild World"
Cat Stevens
Download original | Download cover by the Skins cast | Watch TV clip

Oooh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
It's hard to get by just upon a smile
Oooh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
And I'll always remember you like a child, girl

Who should sing it: Puck and Quinn, to Drizzle
I don't think Quinn would give birth before Regionals because maternity leave would mean she wouldn't perform (I don't think? I'm pretty unspoiled but I don't really mind spoilers) so this song would have to come after the competition. The "But if you wanna leave" lines are a little hard to fit exactly into their situation--there probably needs to be a moment where Puck and Quinn are considering keeping the baby, then a conversation wherein they convince themselves that their daughter wouldn't want fucked up teenage parents anyway. But everything else I can see Quinn and Puck singing to Drizzle before they watch her being taken away to her new family.

"Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)"
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I know we've come so far
But we've got so far to go
I know the road seems long
But it won't be long till it's time to go
Most days we'll take it fast
And some nights we'll take it slow
I know we've come so far
But baby, baby, we've got so far to go

Who should sing it: Everyone
My iPod really likes Hairspray when it's on shuffle. And this feels like a fitting, nostalgia-inducing song to wrap up the season with.

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Tags: ship: puck/quinn, tv: glee, type: picspam
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