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Glee: Who's Singing What?

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.

I also have added some improvements of my own. In the "Songs Ordered by Points" section, you may notice that some of the numbers and names are colored. Those colors represents whether the character have gotten up, down, or stay in the position he/she was from last week. Red represents that the character is descending, green represents that the character is ascending, while black or regular represents that the character stays on the same position as last week.

With those criteria laid out, here is the breakdown of songs, up to Episode 4x10: Glee, Actually.

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Who Sang in Episode 4x10?:
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Number of Songs:

Artie: 1 solos(Feliz Navidad), 0 duets, 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Kurt: 0 solos, 1 duets(White Christmas), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 2 songs total.
Literally why Burt gave his son this abomination: 0 solos, 1 duets(White Christmas), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 2 songs total.
Puck: 0 solos, 1 duets(Hanukkah oh Hanukkah), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 2 songs total.
Jake: 0 solos, 1 duets(Hanukkah oh Hanukkah), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 2 songs total.
Brittany: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 1 song total.
Sam: 1 solos(Jingle Bell Rock), 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 2 songs total.
Marley: 1 solos(The First Noel), 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 2 songs total.

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Number of Points:

Artie: 1 solos(Feliz Navidad), 0 duets, 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
Kurt: 0 solos, 1 duets(White Christmas), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 3 points total.
Literally why Burt gave his son this abomination: 0 solos, 1 duets(White Christmas), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 3 points total.
Puck: 0 solos, 1 duets(Hanukkah oh Hanukkah), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 3 points total.
Jake: 0 solos, 1 duets(Hanukkah oh Hanukkah), 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 3 points total.
Brittany: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 1 points total.
Sam: 1 solos(Jingle Bell Rock), 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 4 points total.
Marley: 1 solos(The First Noel), 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas) = 4 points total.


Honourable Mentions:
Actually Quinn's death.
Actually Terri's flawless appearance.
Actually questioning where Emma is.
Actually every little thing they did to women.


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Songs Ordered by Totals
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1. Literally why Burt gave his son this abomination.: 6 solos; 6 duets; 4 Group Lead = 16 songs total.
2. Marley: 4 solos; 5 duets; 5 Group Lead = 14 songs total.
3. Rachel: 3 solos; 8 duets; 2 Group Lead = 13 songs total.
4. Brittany: 2 solos; 3 duets; 4 Group Lead = 9 songs total.
5. Sam: 1 solos; 5 duets; 3 Group Lead = 9 songs total.
6. Jake: 1 solos; 4 duets; 3 Group Lead = 8 songs total.
7. Kurt: 1 solos; 3 duets; 3 Group Lead = 7 songs total.
8. Finn: 0 solos; 4 duets; 3 Group Lead = 7 songs total
9. Tina 1 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
10. Ryder: 0 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 6 songs total.
11. Santana: 1 solos; 1 duets; 3 Group Lead = 5 songs total.
12. Kitty: 1 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 songs total.
13. Unique: 0 solos; 4 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 songs total.
14. Cassandra: 1 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
15. Puck: 0 solos; 1 duets; 2 Group Lead = 3 songs total.
16. Artie: 1 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
17. Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
18. Quinn: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
19. Irrelevant Warbler: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
20. Joe: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
21. Flawless Boss: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
22. Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead = 2 songs total.
23. Sebastian: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
24. Will: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
25. Emma: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
26. Mike: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 songs total.

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Songs Ordered by Points
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1. Literally why Burt gave his son this abomination.: 6 solos; 6 duets; 4 Group Lead = 34 points total.
2. Marley: 4 solos; 5 duets; 5 Group Lead = 27 points total.
3. Rachel: 3 solos; 8 duets; 2 Group Lead = 25 points total.
4. Brittany: 2 solos; 3 duets; 4 Group Lead = 16 points total.
5. Sam: 1 solos; 5 duets; 3 Group Lead = 16 points total.
6. Jake: 1 solos; 4 duets; 3 Group Lead = 14 points total.
7. Kurt: 1 solos; 3 duets; 3 Group Lead = 12 points total.
8. Tina: 1 solos; 3 duets; 2 Group Lead = 11 points total.
9. Finn: 0 solos; 4 duets; 3 Group Lead = 11 points total.
10. Ryder: 0 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 10 points total.
11. Kitty: 1 solos; 2 duets; 1 Group Lead = 8 points total.
12. Unique: 0 solos; 4 duets; 0 Group Lead = 8 points total.
13. Santana: 1 solos; 1 duets; 3 Group Lead = 8 points total.
14. Cassandra: 1 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 7 points total.
15. Artie: 1 solos; 1 duets; 0 Group Lead = 5 points total.
16. Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 points total.
17. Quinn: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 points total.
18. Irrelevant Warbler: 1 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 4 points total.
19. Puck: 0 solos; 1 duets; 2 Group Lead = 4 points total.
20. Joe: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
21. Flawless Boss: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
22. Sebastian: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
23. Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 2 Group Lead = 2 points total.
24. Will: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
25. Emma: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
26. Mike: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.

Biggest Jump:
Artie, from the 2-points zone position number 22 or 23 to 15.
Puck can also be considered as the biggest jumper, but since he was on the 1-point zone (along with Will, Emma, and Mike) and he jumped into the 4-points zone (along with Brody, Quinn, and Irrelevant Warbler), I consider he merely jumped from 23(the highest 1-point zone position) to 18(the lowest 4-point zone position).

i can't believe i don't have to do this until January o m g

Happy Holidays ontd_glee!


Tags: episode 4x10, music
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