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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.

Also, since this season Glee adds more and more characters to sing in their already humongous cast, some of the names will be colored blue. This represents a new character or a new addition to the list, even though he/she's already a character in the past seasons but have not yet to sing (Sugar, for this example).

With those criteria laid out, here is the breakdown of songs, up to Episode 4x14: I Do.

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Who Sang in Episode 4x14?:
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Number of Songs:

Marley: 0 solos, 2 duets(You're All I Need To Get By, Anything Could Happen), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 3 songs total.
Jake: 0 solos, 1 duets(You're All I Need To Get By, Anything Could Happen), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 3 songs total.
Emma: 0 solos, 1 duets((Not) Getting Married Today), 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Will: 0 solos, 1 duets((Not) Getting Married Today), 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Mercedes: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead((Not) Getting Married Today) = 1 songs total.
Slot Machine: 0 solos, 1 duets(Just Can't Get Enough), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 2 songs total.
Kurt: 0 solos, 1 duets(Just Can't Get Enough), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 2 songs total.
Rachel: 0 solos, 1 duets(We've Got Tonight), 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Finn: 0 solos, 1 duets(We've Got Tonight), 0 Group Lead = 1 songs total.
Santana: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 1 songs total.
Quinn: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 1 songs total.
Artie: 0 solos, 1 duets(Anything Could Happen), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 2 songs total.
Betty: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 1 songs total.

*Author's Note: I consider NGMT a Group Lead point for Mercedes because her part was cut so short (only some lines) and Emma and Will kinda sing the most part, so a duet point for them. Unless, I maybe change this if someone can send me a link to the performance (because I forgot, oop)

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Number of Points:

Marley: 0 solos, 2 duets(You're All I Need To Get By, Anything Could Happen), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 5 points total.
Jake: 0 solos, 1 duets(You're All I Need To Get By, Anything Could Happen), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 5 points total.
Emma: 0 solos, 1 duets((Not) Getting Married Today), 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Will: 0 solos, 1 duets((Not) Getting Married Today), 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Mercedes: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead((Not) Getting Married Today) = 1 points total.
Slot Machine: 0 solos, 1 duets(Just Can't Get Enough), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 3 points total.
Kurt: 0 solos, 1 duets(Just Can't Get Enough), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 3 points total.
Rachel: 0 solos, 1 duets(We've Got Tonight), 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Finn: 0 solos, 1 duets(We've Got Tonight), 0 Group Lead = 2 points total.
Santana: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 1 points total.
Quinn: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 1 points total.
Artie: 0 solos, 1 duets(Anything Could Happen), 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 3 points total.
Betty: 0 solos, 0 duets, 1 Group Lead(We've Got Tonight) = 1 points total.


Honourable Mentions:

Quinn is GAY (kinda)


Jayma Mays slayed this episode. AGAIN.

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

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Songs Ordered by Points
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1. Slot Machine x2: 7 solos; 7 duets; 7 Group Lead = 42 = 7x6 = 777 + 777! points total.
2. Marley: 4 solos; 10 duets; 7 Group Lead = 39 points total.
3. Rachel: 4 solos; 10 duets; 3 Group Lead = 33 points total.
4. Jake: 2 solos; 7 duets; 6 Group Lead = 26 points total.
5. Brittany: 2 solos; 5 duets; 5 Group Lead = 21 points total.
6. Sam: 1 solos; 6 duets; 6 Group Lead = 21 points total.
7. Tina: 3 solos; 4 duets; 2 Group Lead = 19 points total.
8. Santana: 3 solos; 2 duets; 5 Group Lead = 18 points total.
9. Kurt: 1 solos; 5 duets; 4 Group Lead = 17 points total.
10. Ryder: 1 solos; 4 duets; 5 Group Lead = 16 points total.
11. Unique: 0 solos; 6 duets; 1 Group Lead = 13 points total.
12. Finn: 0 solos; 5 duets; 3 Group Lead = 13 points total.
13. Artie: 1 solos; 2 duets; 3 Group Lead = 10 points total.
14. Kitty: 1 solos; 2 duets; 2 Group Lead = 9 points total.
15. Cassandra: 1 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 7 points total.
16. Quinn: 1 solos; 0 duets; 3 Group Lead = 6 points total.
17. Brody: 0 solos; 2 duets; 0 Group Lead = 4 points total.
18. Steroid 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; 2 Group Lead = 4 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. Adam: 1 solos; 0 duets; 0 Group Lead = 3 points total.
24. Mercedes: 0 solos; 0 duets; 3 Group Lead = 3 points total.
25. Will: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
26. Emma: 0 solos; 1 duets; 1 Group Lead = 3 points total.
27. Mike: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.
28. Betty: 0 solos; 0 duets; 1 Group Lead = 1 points total.

Biggest Jump:
Artie, from the 7-points zone position number 15 or 14 to number 13, with 10 points.


Quinntana really happened YOU GUYS. First half season's theme: Season 1 2.0. Second half? CRACKSHIPS.

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