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Glee: Who's Singing What?

since thecanuckian have decided to stop this post, he had granted me his Canadian blessing to continue his legacy to me. from now on, i'll be taking care of this particular post bc i have nothing to do, not because i dedicate myself to this particular clusterfuck of a show or anything smh i just love how statistics can prove everyone's wrong.

i'm still new and still not used to the formats (and still a human), please warn me if you notice anything's wrong!

thecanuckian have 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.

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 4x09: Swan Song.

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Who Sang in Episode 4x09?:
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Number of Songs:

Brittany: 0 solos, 1 duets(Something Stupid), 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 2 songs total.
Sam: 0 solos, 1 duets(Something Stupid), 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 2 songs total.
Rachel: 2 solos(O Holy Night, Being Good Isn’t Good Enough, 1 duets(All That Jazz), 0 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
Cassandra: 0 solos, 1 duets(All That Jazz), 0 Group Lead = 1 song total.
Kurt: 1 solos(Being Alive), 0 duets, 0 Group Lead = 1 song total.
Finn: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 song total.
Marley: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 song total.
Tina: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 song total.
He came back to sing and steal more.: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 song total.


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Number of Points:

Brittany: 0 solos, 1 duets(Something Stupid), 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 3 points total.
Sam: 0 solos, 1 duets(Something Stupid), 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 3 points total.
Rachel: 2 solos(O Holy Night, Being Good Isn’t Good Enough, 1 duets(All That Jazz), 0 Group Lead = 8 points total.
Cassandra: 0 solos, 1 duets(All That Jazz), 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Kurt: 1 solos(Being Alive), 0 duets, 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Finn: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 point total.
Tina: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 point total.
Marley: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 point total.
He came back to sing and steal more.: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Don't Dream It's Over) = 1 point total.

Honorable Mentions:

Sugar quits New Directions.
RIP Vogue
RIP Flawless Boss
That is all.


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Songs Ordered by Totals
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He came back to sing and steal more.: 6 solos; 5 duets; 3 Group Lead = 14 songs total.
Rachel: 3 solos; 8 duets; 2 Group Lead = 13 songs total.
Marley: 3 solos; 5 duets; 4 Group Lead = 12 songs total.
Brittany: 2 solos; 3 duets; 3 Group Lead = 8 songs total.
Finn: 0 solos; 4 duets; 3 Group Lead = 7 songs total.
Sam: 0 solos; 5 duets; 2 Group Lead = 7 songs total.
Jake: 1 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
Ryder: 0 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
Tina: 1 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
Santana: 1 solos; 1 duets; 3 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Kurt: 1 solos; 2 duets; 2 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
Unique: 0 solos; 4 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 songs total.
Kitty: 1 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 songs total.
Cassandra: 1 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Joe: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Flawless Boss: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Quinn: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Irrelevant Warbler: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
Artie: 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.
Puck: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Mike: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Sebastian: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.

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Songs Ordered by Points
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He came back to sing and steal more.: 6 solos; 5 duets; 3 Group Lead = 31 points total.
Rachel: 3 solos; 8 duets; 2 Group Lead = 25 points total.
Marley: 3 solos; 5 duets; 4 Group Lead = 23 points total.
Brittany: 2 solos; 3 duets; 3 Group Lead = 15 points total.
Sam: 0 solos; 5 duets; 2 Group Lead = 12 points total.
Finn: 0 solos; 4 duets; 3 Group Lead = 11 points total.
Tina: 1 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 11 points total.
Jake: 1 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 11 points total.
Ryder: 0 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 10 points total.
Kurt: 1 solos; 2 duets; 2 Group Lead = 9 points total.
Kitty: 1 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 8 points total.
Unique: 0 solos; 4 duets; 0 Group Lead = 8 points total.
Santana: 1 solos; 1 duets; 3 Group Lead = 8 points total.
Cassandra: 1 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 7 points total.
Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 points total.
Quinn: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 points total.
Irrelevant Warbler: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 points total.
Joe: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Flawless Boss: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Sebastian: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Artie: 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.
Puck: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
Mike: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.


this post is actually dedicated to me for searching the DDIO performance on who's singing it by going through 19283092830982304280398029384 blarren stans tumblrs, my eyes need a break.


Tags: episode 4x09, music, season 4
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