Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States. It focuses on the William McKinley High School glee club New Directions competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues. The show was created by Ryan Murphy , Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan , and features many cover versions of songs performed on-screen by the characters. Bloom, and music producer Adam Anders rearranges it for the Glee cast. The process begins six to eight weeks before each episode is filmed, and can end as late as the day before filming begins. At the beginning of the season, Murphy intended for the performances to remain reality-based, as opposed to having the characters spontaneously burst into song. Murphy was surprised at the ease with which use of songs was approved by the record labels approached.
As "Glee" emerges as the all-time Hot leader for most chart appearances , beating Elvis' record of entries on the chart, let us take a minute to revisit the songs that led the cast to the top honor. Billboard presents the top ten most popular "Glee" performances, based on U. You can probably guess which song came out on top, but some of the others just might surprise you! Watch the performances right here and get reacquainted with Rachel, Finn, Mr. Schue and the whole "Glee" gang from seasons one and two. Although Rachel may have meant well, Puck, Finn and Jesse were offended to see themselves triple-cast in her "Run, Joey, Run" music video at the tail-end of season one -- so much so, Jesse breaks up with her. The episode ends with the spurned Rachel singing a tearful version of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" as the boys leave, accompanying her vocals at times. We love Rachel's vulnerability and all her egocentric crazy, but how many times will we see her cry and sing simultaneously? Of all her emotional outbursts turned performances, this one takes the cake.
Subscriber Account active since. The musical comedy-drama "Glee" first aired over 10 years ago and during the six seasons it ran for, the show's characters performed over songs. Most of them were covers but some of them were original songs and quite a few of them were mashups of two popular tracks. Most of these songs were later compiled onto soundtrack albums, many of which quickly rose on the music charts.
Whether these songs took place at Sectionals or just in the music room, they were always treated with passion, if not grace. Many would probably consider their "Don't Stop Believing" cover, which became a perpetual classic on the show, to be the best. However, it was a bit overplayed and cliche by the time the show came to an end.