On paper it sounds bizarre, possibly the worst idea ever. Glee's
Cory Monteith (Finn) covering Cyndi Lauper's iconic 1983 hit Girls
Just Want To Have Fun, singing it slowly in a gritty, sad voice to
mournful piano accompaniment. The weird thing is, though, it's
actually pretty good, a bold reinterpretation of a pop classic
that, well, kinda works.
This newest installment of the Glee album franchise also sees
Naya Rivera (Santana) sing kd lang's Constant Craving rather well.
It's a great song, and she wisely sticks fairly closely to the
original. Other highlights include Finn's take on Michael Jackson's
Man on the Mirror and the whole bunch boogying to The Jackson 5's
ABC. They also cover Beyonce's Run The World (Girls) and Katy
Perry's Last Friday Night, which hopefully means something to some
Obviously there are Glee cynics out there; I myself would
not-so-secretly prefer that the show didn't involve a musical
component all at (with the odd rare exception). In my ideal world,
Glee is The Sue Sylvester Hour. But now and again they do something
interesting with a song, like Finn's slow, sad take on Cyndi's
GJWTHF, and it makes you wonder if their covers might not have the
potential to be interesting after all.
Warning: Hot For Teacher is THE track to skip. Pure
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