not your average tubgirl (thecanuckian) wrote in ontd_glee,

Glee: Who's Singing What?



I've decided to do a running tally on who gets to sing what on the fourth 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.

Just to clear up any confusion, btw, the structure of this list was totally ganked from some flop tumblr account like two years ago whose url I’ve lost/stopped caring about/was never really relevant anyways. I just watch the show, plug in the numbers to this stolen and societal-changing list each week so you all can judge the show for being awful. Since I never bothered to take note of the creator of such an irrelevant and stupid list, or any of the dozen others who have created similar lists, charts and graphs, I could never, erm... 'credit' them, as if this is something anybody would want to be associated with in the first place. So to be crystal clear, the structure of this list was created by... literally don't know or care. It's a fucking glee song list, nobody cares.

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 4x05: The Role You Were Born To Play:

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Who Sang in Episode 4x05?:
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Number of Songs:

Lunesta: 0 solos; 1 duets(Blow Me (One Last Kiss)); 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 2 songs total.
Jake: 0 solos; 1 duets(Everybody Talks); 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 2 songs total.
Ryder: 0 solos; 1 duets(Jukebox Hero); 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 2 songs total.
: 1 solos(Hopelessly Devoted To You); 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Finn: 0 solos; 1 duets(Jukebox Hero*); 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Unique: 0 solos; 1 duets(Blow Me (One Last Kiss)); 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Kitty: 0 solos; 1 duets(Everybody Talks); 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total. **
Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 1 songs total.

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Number of Points:

Lunesta: 0 solos; 1 duets(Blow Me (One Last Kiss)); 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 3 pointss total.
Jake: 0 solos; 1 duets(Everybody Talks); 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 3 points total.
Ryder: 0 solos; 1 duets(Jukebox Hero); 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 3 points total.
: 1 solos(Hopelessly Devoted To You); 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Finn: 0 solos; 1 duets(Jukebox Hero); 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Unique: 0 solos; 1 duets(Blow Me (One Last Kiss)); 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Kitty: 0 solos; 1 duets(Everybody Talks); 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead(Born To Hand Jive) = 1 points total.

*Note: Cory sounded super sexy during Jukebox Hero and u will all deal.
**Note: Maybe Kitty would have gotten the Sandy role if she would have actually sung during her callback, smh…

Honourable Mentions:
double standards

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Songs Ordered By Totals:
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: 4 solos; 4 duets; 1 Group Lead = 9 songs total.
Marley: 2 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 7 songs total.
Rachel: 1 solos; 5 duets; 1 Group Lead = 7 songs total.
Brittany: 2 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Finn: 0 solos; 3 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 songs total.
Jake: 1 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 songs total.
Kurt: 0 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
Tina: 0 solos; 3 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
Unique: 0 solos; 3 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
Ryder: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Sam: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Santana: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Crazy July: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Joe: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Artie: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Isabelle: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Will: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Emma: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Kitty: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.



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Songs Ordered By Points:
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: 4 solos; 4 duets; 1 Group Lead = 21 points total.
Rachel: 1 solos; 5 duets; 1 Group Lead = 14 points total.
Marley: 2 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 14 points total.
Brittany: 2 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 11 points total.
Jake: 1 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 8 points total.
Finn: 0 solos; 3 duets; 1 Group Lead = 7 points total.
Tina: 0 solos; 3 duets; 0 Group Lead = 6 points total.
Unique: 0 solos; 3 duets; 0 Group Lead = 6 points total.
Kurt: 0 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 5 points total.
Sam: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 points total.
Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 points total.
Santana: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 points total.
Ryder: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Crazy July: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Joe: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Artie: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Isabelle: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Kitty: 0 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Will: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
Emma: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.


me when blaine gets a solo in an episode he was barely in, lmao


Tags: episode 4x05, music, season 4
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