I watch Glee. I don’t love it, but I did like it a lot at one point. When I heard Florence + The Machine’s “The Dog Days Are Over” on Glee, my body convulsed. For some reason, I didn’t like that it was on Glee. Maybe it’s because I don’t want everyone to hear it. I was happy that the song was in the Eat, Pray, Love trailer, but Glee seemed like the point of no return. Point of no return being that Florence becomes “too mainstream.” Which is a stupid mentality altogether. I wonder why people (including myself) think this way. Everybody deserves to hear the song. It’s wonderful and so is the band.
This inspired today’s 3 Songs Thursday: Songs that should never be on Glee.
Naming songs with the reason “because Glee will ruin it” would spoil the fun. So I thought of legitimate songs that should not be on Glee because they are inappropriate.
One song has already been on the show, one song I could see being on the show, and one song is guaranteed to never ever be on the show.
I remember thinking when this song started playing on the radio this past summer “This song promotes sex. This will never be on Glee.” And a few episodes ago, it was featured on Glee. Not to promote sex. But to promote an all boys glee group. The show makes weird decisions and sometimes plays songs just to play them (example when Rachel sang “Poker Face” with her mom).
I could see Glee making another weird decision and using this song for the dentist, but probably not because it wasn’t a single. Super inappropriate song (I’m such a prude) that I love that is apparently about the truth (teeth apparently also means truth).
Minnesota Public Radio once played songs with the theme “songs with teeth.” They played songs like Wilco “Summer Teeth,” Kimya Dawson “Wiggle My Tooth,” Death Cab for Cutie “Crooked Teeth,” and more.
I would have donated $1 million (fake) dollars if they played “Teeth” by Lady Gaga. They didn’t. Probably because it wasn’t on Glee. Just kidding.
I was thinking of other inappropriate songs that I like and this one of course appeared. My Minnesota bias probably gives me a deep liking for Prince, and I like that. He’s proud of his Minnesota roots. And it is my goal to sing this song at karaoke (my falsetto is beautiful). There is a karaoke bar in Minneapolis that is rumored to have this song on the roster.
I can safely say that “Pussy Control” by Prince will never be on Glee.