Two years ago I did a post on the blog reviewing Taylor Swift’s album Speak Now in which I detailed songs I thought would be absolutely perfect to use on Glee, and which character or couple the song would work best for. Now, Taylor Swift has released a brand new album, RED, and I’m doing the same thing this year to celebrate! Read on for my top RED tracks I’d love to see on Glee — and to see who I think would be absolutely perfect to sing them on the show.
1) Red – Rachel Berry
After Glee’s fourth episode of the season which ended in the demise of our favorite Glee couples, including Finchel, this song would certainly be fitting for Rachel to sing. The song, which details Taylor’s intense love of a boy she just can’t get over would be perfect for Rachel given her very intense history with Finn.
Most Relevant Lyrics: Losing him was blue like I’d never known/Missing him was dark grey, all alone/Forgetting him was like trying to know somebody you never met/But loving him was red.
2) I Knew You Were Trouble – Marley Rose and Unique
The dubstep-infused track on Taylor’s album about being left by a boy she knew was trouble to begin with, and in turn blaming herself for falling in the first place, was practically written for Marley Rose to sing about Jake Puckerman. Not only did Unique warn her of his womanizing ways (complete with a full school-wide montage!) but even she knew Jake was trouble to begin with. Should Jake call it quits on Marley for Kitty or his latest conquest, this would be the absolute perfect song for Marley to sing. For good measure, I’d throw Unique into this as well as an “I told you so” of sorts.
Most Relevant Lyrics: I knew you were trouble when you walked in, so shame on me/Flew me to places I’d never been, ’til you put me down
3) The Last Time – Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson
Taylor’s duet with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol details a couple arguing back and forth. The male, coming back to reunite with his lost love, and the girl unsure that it’s safe to ever trust him again. Given Blaine’s indiscretions revealed in ‘The Break-Up’ and his subsequent attempts to win back Kurt, this song would be the absolute perfect duet for the two to sing to one another. Emotional, conflicted, and haunting — just like the current state of Klaine.
Most Relevant Lyrics: You find yourself at my door, just like all those times before/You wear your best apology, but I was there to watch you leave/And all the times I let you in, just for you to go again/Disappear when you come back, everything is better
4) All Too Well – Finn Hudson
A haunting song charting a relationship from its beautiful beginning to the very bitter end (and everything in between) the tune would be very fitting for Finn to sing about his tumultuous love for Rachel, especially after their break-up.
Most Relevant Lyrics: Time won’t fly, it’s like I’m paralyzed by it/I’d like to be my old self again, but I’m still trying to find it/After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own/Now you mail back my things, and I walk home alone
5) We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Brody Weston and Rachel Berry
Given Rachel and Brody’s penchant for duets at CallBacks, I could definitely see the two teaming up to sing this ditty together, which chronicles an ex’s attempt to win Taylor back. The song would serve as a catalyst to help Rachel realize it’s time to move on with Brody, while helping Rachel come to terms with the break-up and really begin to move on.
Most Relevant Lyrics: You go talk to your friends/Talk to my friends/Talk to me/But we are never ever ever getting back together
You can listen to the rest of Taylor’s fourth album by picking up the Red Limited Edition ZinePak (which contains guitar picks, a poster, 96-page magazine, and more) by visiting this link or by going to your local Wal*Mart retailer.
Hello, one and all!
This is the first of a new feature on my blog, Six Degrees of Glee-paration. Each post, I’ll be featuring some sort of product/CD/artist who I believe would be a perfect fit for the Gleeverse. For this first post, I’m taking a look at Taylor Swift’s new album Speak Now. There have been many rumors of Taylor’s songs appearing on Glee and this post highlights some of the songs off her new album that I believe should be performed by certain characters. Here we go…
1. Better Than Revenge – Rachel
When Rachel does finally find out the truth about Finn losing his virginity to Santana, she is surely going to be very angry. We certainly know that Rachel loves to express her anger in song (Gives You Hell, anyone?) and this is another perfect song for her to sing to Finn and/or Santana. The lyrics, detailing a girl losing her guy to someone else and the revenge she wishes to exact would fit right in to the storyline.
2. Back To December – Artie
In this song, Taylor is apologizing for treating someone wrongly who she was in a relationship with. This would work splendidly for Artie’s realization that he messed up and treated Tina badly. It could be his way of saying sorry to her and an attempt to win her back.
3. Never Grow Up – Quinn and/or Puck
I could definitely see Quinn or Puck singing this song to little baby Beth when they see her again. With lyrics about wishing a child would never grow up, it would convey Quinn and Puck missing their daughter, but also letting Beth know that they will protect her, no matter what. It’s a truly beautiful song and I know they would both do it justice.
4. Mine – Kurt
If Blaine and Kurt really do end up being boyfriends, this song would be a fabulous selection for Kurt to perform. Although we’ve yet to see much of Blaine, I can tell he’s a very mature young man and he’d treat Kurt right. And what better way for Kurt to thank him for his support than through song?
There you have it, my selections from Taylor’s album I think would perfect for the Glee kids.
What do you think about some of Taylor’s songs appearing on Glee? Were there any songs I left out you’d like to see performed? Share in the comments section below!