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Glee: Who's Singing What? I'm posting this now leave me alone I'm not okay.



I've decided to do a running tally on who gets to sing what on the third season of Glee. At the end of each season I usually went through the song list and saw who sang the most, who sang the least and what kind of song they got to sing (solo, duet, etc.). This year I decided to just keep track of the songs as we progress through the episodes. For me, there are three main types of songs; Solos, Duets and Group Leads. I define each of them as follows:

Solo: where the character is the only one singing, or is the obvious lead while the other people sing backup. For example, Rachel singing Don't Rain On My Parade is considered a solo. Additionally, I would consider Raise Your Glass a solo since the rest of the Warblers were intended to be backing vocals to Blaine’s “singing”.

Duets: where two or more characters share roughly equal time leading a song or both partners sing together throughout the song. For example, Pretending and Somewhere would be considered duets. Additionally, I would consider Candyman a duet, even though there were more than two singers. Candles is considered an abomination unto the lord.

Group Lead: where the character gets one or more featured lines in a mostly group song. For example, Finn singing in Loser Like Me would be considered a Group Lead. Additionally, Quinn and Kurt in Time Warp are considered Group Leads. *Note: at least two people must sing in the group setting for it to be considered a Group Lead. So, if an entire group is singing but only one singer is featured, it’s considered a solo (Valerie).

Sometimes the definitions can get a little mucky. For example, I would consider Run The World (Girls) to be a solo for Brittany, even though Santana had a featured line of singing. In this case, I would give the Solo to Brittany since she did almost all of the singing and give Santana a tick under Group Lead, despite the fact that it wasn't exactly a group song. Even though Mercedes was featured quite heavily in It's All Over there were too many different people singing too many other lines for me to consider it a solo for her, so she (along with anybody who sang) would get a tick under Group Lead. There is a little bit of wiggle room with these definitions so what you might classify as a duet, I might classify as a group lead.

I will generate two lists after each episode. One will list the characters in order of total number of songs sung with the characters who have sung the most at the top. However, since Solos are generally considered more valuable than Group Leads, I will generate a second list.

The second list is determined by a simple point system:

Solos = 3 points
Duets = 2 points
Group Lead = 1 point

For example, if Finn had 2 solos, 3 duets, and 4 Group Leads he would have a total of 16 points (3+3+2+2+2+1+1+1+1 = 16). So even though Santana may have sung more songs than Blaine, he could appear above her on the list if his total number of points exceeds hers.

I'm only going by the songs that they sing on the show and not by the singles they release to the public. So if a character's part of a song is cut for the show, they won't get credit on this list. Characters will be added to the list as they appear singing on the show.

With those criteria laid out, here is the breakdown of songs, up to Episode 3x14: On My Way:

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Who Sang in Episode 3x14?:
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Number of Songs:
The theme for Regionals is inspiration SO HERE IS THE SOLO I HAVE PREPARED FEATURING NOBODY BUT ME: 1 solos(Cough Syrup); 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly)= 2 songs total.
Sebastian: 2 solos(Stand, Glad You Came); 0 duets; 0 Group Lead= 2 songs total.
Rachel: 1 solos(Here’s To Us); 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly)= 2 songs total.
Santana: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, Stronger)= 2 songs total.
Merslaydes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, Stronger)= 2 songs total.
Brittany: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Stronger)= 1 songs total.
Artie: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly)= 1 songs total.
Finn: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Can Believe I Can Fly)= 1 songs total.
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Number of Points:
Sebastian: 2 solos(Stand, Glad You Came); 0 duets; 0 Group Lead= 6 points total.
The theme for Regionals is inspiration SO HERE IS THE SOLO I HAVE PREPARED FEATURING NOBODY BUT ME: 1 solos(Cough Syrup); 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly)= 4 points total.
Rachel: 1 solos(Here’s To Us); 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly)= 4 points total.
Santana: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, Stronger)= 2 points total.
Merslaydes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly, Stronger)= 2 points total.
Brittany: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Stronger)= 1 point total.
Artie: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Believe I Can Fly)= 1 point total.
Finn: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Fly/I Can Believe I Can Fly)= 1 point total.

*Note: I FUCKING HATE THIS TRIGGERING EPISODE.

Honourable Mentions:
Max Adler for being flawless and breaking my heart
The Trevor Project for being so, so important

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Songs Ordered By Totals:
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Rachel: 3 solos; 14 duets; 6 Group Lead = 23 songs total.
Santana: 0 solos; 12 duets; 9 Group Lead = 21 songs total.
Merslaydes: 4 solos; 10 duets; 7 Group Lead = 21 songs total.
The theme for Regionals is inspiration SO HERE IS THE SOLO I HAVE PREPARED FEATURING NOBODY BUT ME: 5 solos; 7 duets; 5 Group Lead = -9,000 (but really 17) songs total.
Finn: 1 solos; 5 duets; 8 Group Lead = 14 songs total.
Kurt: 1 solos; 5 duets; 6 Group Lead = 12 songs total.
Artie: 2 solos; 3 duets; 6 Group Lead = 11 songs total.
Puck: 3 solos; 3 duets; 3 Group Lead = 9 songs total
Sam: 2 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 8 songs total.
Tina: 0 solos; 2 duets; 4 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
Mike: 1 solos; 2 duets; 3 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
Quinn: 1 solos; 1 duets; 4 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
Will: 2 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Rory: 4 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Brittany: 2 solos; 1 duets; 2 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Sebastian: 2 solos; 1 duets; 2 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Shelby: 0 solos; 3 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
Harmony: 2 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
David Not Karofsky: 1 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Yes I am including Hiram: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead= 2 songs total.
Yes I am including Leroy: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead= 2 songs total.
Patches: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead= 2 songs total.
Sugar: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Coach Beiste: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Emma: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Cult Leader: Curt Mega: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Cute Latin Stranger Bitch Warbler: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.

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Songs Ordered By Points:
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Rachel: 3 solos; 14 duets; 6 Group Lead = 43 points total.
Merslaydes: 4 solos; 10 duets; 7 Group Lead = 39 points total.
The theme for Regionals is inspiration SO HERE IS THE SOLO I HAVE PREPARED FEATURING NOBODY BUT ME: 5 solos; 7 duets; 5 Group Lead = -9,000 (but really 34) points total.
Santana: 0 solos; 12 duets; 9 Group Lead = 33 points total.
Finn: 1 solos; 5 duets; 8 Group Lead = 21 points total.
Puck: 3 solos; 3 duets; 3 Group Lead = 18 points total.
Artie: 2 solos; 3 duets; 6 Group Lead = 18 points total.
Kurt: 1 solos; 5 duets; 6 Group Lead = 17 points total.
Sam: 2 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 16 points total.
Rory: 4 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 13 points total.
Will: 2 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 11 points total.
Mike: 1 solos; 2 duets; 3 Group Lead = 10 points total.
Sebastian: 2 solos; 1 duets; 2 Group Lead = 10 points total.
Quinn: 1 solos; 1 duets; 4 Group Lead = 9 points total.
Brittany: 2 solos; 1 duets; 2 Group Lead = 9 points total.
Tina: 0 solos; 2 duets; 4 Group Lead = 8 points total.
Shelby: 0 solos; 3 duets; 0 Group Lead = 6 points total.
Harmony: 2 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 6 points total.
David Not Karofsky: 1 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 5 points total.
Patches: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead= 4 points total.
Yes I am including Hiram: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead= 4 points total.
Yes I am including Leroy: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead= 4 points total.
Sugar: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Coach Beiste: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Emma: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Cult Leader: Curt Mega: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
Cute Latin Stranger Bitch Warbler: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.


this post is dedicated to The Trevor Project and by the way I fucking hate Republicans and I want to destroy people like Rick Santorum for destroying the lives of people like me and making them feel like they are worthless, diseased, immoral people. I cannot fucking believe that people like him are allowed to hold any political position when it's so fucking clear that he regards certain portions of his constituents with such disgust that he barely sees them as being worthy of being called human beings. God, fuck everything right now.




I don’t even care if I fucked anything up, but tell me anyways I can’t handle this episode omg.
Tags: episode 3x14, music, season 3
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