We loved some of the song choices from Episode 2.4 — who can argue with a duet by Kurt and Kurt? That said, there seemed to be so many duets that got overlooked, including a few crowd-pleasing favorites. Here are the five duets that would have made the episode even better.
Song: “Over and Over” — Nelly featuring Tim McGraw Year it was released: 2004 Who’d sing it:Will and Carl Why: This song, originally performed by the unlikely combo of a rap star and country music juggernaut, is about two guys reminiscing about a lost love. So why wouldn’t Will (doing Nelly’s part, which you know would make him happy) and Carl team up to sing about Emma? And the sooner we get to hear John Stamos sing, the better!
Song:“Under Pressure” — Queen featuring David Bowie Year it was released: 1981 Who’d sing it:Finn and Rachel Why: True, it’s hard to hear this song with expecting Vanilla Ice to show up and start rapping about waxing chumps like a candle. But the original is actually pretty incredible, featuring two iconic voices in Bowie and Mercury. We loved Jesse’s Queen cover last season, so why not let Rachel give her take on Freddie Mercury? Rachel and Finn are perfect for a song with a line like, “Why can’t we give love that one more chance?” With this unstable twosome, it seems they’re giving each other “one more chance” just about every week.
Song: “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” — Jennifer Lopez featuing Ja Rule Year it was released: 2001 Who’d sing it:Sue and Figgins! (Who’s with us on this?) Why: Sue as J.Lo? We’re so there! Sue would be ideal for lyrics about men being too insecure to approach her. And we love the idea of Figgins finally grabbin’ the mic and acknowledging his and Sue’s love-hate relationship (with an emphasis on the hate).
Song: “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” — Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Year it was released: 1968 Who’d sing it:Tina and Artie Why: How have there not been anyMarvin Gaye songs on this show yet? (And we could say the same thing about Jennifer Lopez, too!) This week’s episode got us closer to a possible reconciliation between Tina and Artie, meaning this would have been a great song for the two of them to acknowledge their love. That is, as long as Brittany lets Tina have her man.
Song:“Unforgettable” — Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole Year it was released: 1991 Who’d sing it: Kurt and Burt Why: This song, originally recorded by Nat King Cole in the ‘50s, was released as a moving duet in the ‘90s with his daughter’s vocals spliced together with his. So why not keep the father-child motif going? We have yet to hear Burt sing, so we’re not completely sure that he could do Nat King Cole justice, but we’d love to see him try (and we’re sure Kurt would nail Natalie’s part!).