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30 Days of Music Meme, Day 30: Your favorite song at this time last year 
20th-Jul-2010 12:07 pm
Between the airing of the pilot in May to the launch of the series in September, my music in the summer of '09 was all about one thing: GLEE! I re-watched the pilot some crazy amount of times, not least of which to show it to my Danish friends and say, "See? This is what I (kinda) did in high school!" I listened to the two singles from the pilot like crazy as well, and this song was my favorite:

Amazing how, at the time, we didn't realize the foreshadowing in seeing Santana, Quinn, and Puck looking on from the back of the house... by a few episodes into the season, they too, would be singing and dancing with the so-called losers.

Cooler yet? Realizing that I wasn't even remotely alone in catching Glee fever... check out how stoked the audience is when the original 6-person ensemble performs live on Oprah, joined halfway through the number by the other 6:

(I just wish they hadn't overbalanced Lea Michele's mike so badly... plenty of the other ladies have fantastic voices too!)

And the awesomest thing about the season 1 finale? The recap of this number, with the fully expanded New Directions show choir, as part of a Journey medley for Regionals (Don't Stop Believin' starts at 4:20):

I love how the medley perfectly touched back and summed up to the major musical themes of the season: emotionally-charged duets between Finn and Rachel (Faithfully), awesome mashups (Anyway You Want It / Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'), plus this song and everything it meant in the context of the series: never stop believing in yourself, and you can achieve things you'd never dreamed were possible.

This wraps up my version of the 30 Days of Music Meme. I've had a lot of fun doing it, and hope you guys have had fun listening, viewing, and reading along. I hope to see more of you do this meme, as it's a fantastic insight into my friends' musical tastes.
20th-Jul-2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Great finale to Glee and great finale to your music meme! I enjoyed it! Man, it's impossible to be depressed when watching Glee; it's like pop culture Prozac. : )
22nd-Jul-2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted to follow suit and try this meme myself, but I'm never really sure if people are truly interested in hearing my usual beep/click/wroinkgipoopgrunnngk/hum music library.

I may just subject my flist to such a thing anyway, regardless of their delicate sensibilities...

Also, don't mention Glee around my wife, or she will force me and everyone else within 50km to watch the entire DVD set all over again, again.
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