Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Glee "Pilot" - Open Yourself Up to Joy

Even with all the problems the much-hyped Glee pilot for FOX had, if you "open yourself up to joy" even a little bit, it's hard not to walk away smiling from this introduction. First and foremost, there's lots and lots of music, and more importantly, there's nobody bursting into song -- a fear I'm sure plenty of the musical-phobic had coming in.

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Playlist: Glee - Pilot (Ep 1.01)
1. "Let Me Be" - Josh Gabriel - cheerleaders practice
2. "Shining Star" - Earth Wind & Fire - move through school
3. "Where is Love" from musical Oliver! - glee club rehearsal
4. "Flight of the Bumblebee" - The Swingle Singers - used several times throughout as a Rachel theme
5. "Soul Bossa Nova" - The Swingle Singers - Will picks a name - used several times throughout as a Will theme
6. "Respect" - Aretha Franklin - Mercedes' audition
7. "Mister Cellophane" from musical Chicago - Kurt's audition
8. "I Kissed a Girl" - Katy Perry - Tina's audition
9. "On My Own" from Les Miserables - Rachel's audition
10. "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" from Guys & Dolls - glee club first rehearsal
11. "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" - 101 Strings Orchestra - Will brings sandwich
12. "A Fifth of Beethoven" - The Swingle Sisters w/ Shlomo - a cappella score
13. "Can't Fight This Feeling" - REO Speedwagon - Finn singing in the shower
14. "Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'" - Journey - flashback w/ groundskeeper
15. "You're the One That I Want" from Grease - glee club rehearsal w/ Finn
16. "Chewing Gum" - Annie - Rachel flirts w/ Finn
17. "Rehab" - Amy Winehouse - Vocal Adrenaline, Carmel High School (download Glee cast version via iTunes)
18. "Don't Worry Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin - Steel Drum band
19. "Allegro (From Sonata No. 14 - Moonlight Sonata)" - The Swingle Singers - Rachel begs Finn to stay in Glee
20. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey - Greenskeeper / revisted at end w/ New Directions rehearsal
21. "That's the Way" - KC & the Sunshine Band - '93 glee club championships
22. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Glee Cast (iTunes download)
Compiled then double-checked against Avalon's official listing posted on niptuckforum.com

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