First let me make myself clear: I am a Gleek, and I probably will be until the show goes off the air. Plus I get it. If you want anything close to reality, “Glee” is not it (just look at anything Sue does.) But last night made me realize that for a show set in high school, they really do take a lot of liberties, especially where the songs are concerned. I’m still entertained, but the educator in me just can’t picture any of this actually happening. In honor of my discomfort, here is a look at some of “Glee’s” most “inappropriate” songs (which for the record, I still loved.) I’m also going to leave out “Rocky Horror,” since I think that one speaks for itself.
“Candy Man” – Brittany, Santana, Mercedes – Original Artist Christina Aguilera
Although I would probably love seeing these three perform even something as simple as “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star,” there is just something wrong when a teacher is watching and nods in approval when her singers belt out lines like “make panties drop.” Of course I am paraphrasing, but you get the idea.
“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” – Blaine – Original Artist Katy Perry
Wow, two songs from the same episode. The song is a great catchy tune, and certainly got some play on my list a few times, however a song about what happens after you black out from a night of partying does not strike me as something a regular choir teacher would allow. But since it was Darren Criss’ Blaine that got to belt out the tune (“Teenage Dream” will still be my fave) I think I will let this one slide.
“Tik Tok” – Brittany – Original Artist Ke$ha
It was hard to choose either this or “Blame it on the Alcohol,” but since this ode to the party girl was to be performed in front of the student body, it easily makes the list of inappropriateness. Gotta hand it to Heather Morris though; she gave it her all right until the end. Well, until the almost end. You fellow Gleeks know what I am talking about, right?
“Do You Wanna Touch Me” – Holly Holliday – Original Artist Joan Jett
This is a song I don’t mind singing alone in front of the mirror with the curtains drawn, or even in the company of good friends in front of a karaoke machine. Even if the episode was all about being sexy, it still creeped me out a little to see Gwenyth Paltrow’s character have so much glee on her face (no pun intended) while belting out this classic to New Directions.
Which songs did you find inappropriately entertaining on “Glee”?