However, even if the show doesn’t find a way to include Kandi herself, we’d still like to hear more of her tunes on the show. Glee has previously done amazing renditions of “No Scrubs” and “Bills, Bills, Bills,” which Kandi wrote. So here are the five other Kandi songs that Glee still needs to do, whether they’re tunes that she’s performed or has written.
5. “Just Kickin’ It” by Xscape
It’s a little hard to believe that Glee hasn’t yet covered a tune by Kandi’s group, Xscape. And Xscape’s biggest hit, “Just Kickin’ It” — which went platinum in 1993 — would be just the kind of upbeat throwback number that New Directions could knock out of the park. Or maybe Blaine (Darren Criss) could sing it to Kurt (Chris Colfer) while the two are relaxing on their sure-to-happen honeymoon?
4. “Don’t Think I’m Not” by Kandi Burruss
Kandi has written so many songs for other people, it might be easy to forget that she herself had a burgeoning pop career at one time. This song was her debut solo single from 2000, and we think that this catchy screw-you anthem would be perfect for, say, Marley (Melissa Benoist) to sing to Jake (Jacob Artist). Get it, girl.
3. “There You Go” by Pink
Glee loves covering Pink songs, so we’re not sure why they haven’t yet picked this awesome one that Kandi wrote. This would be a pretty solid post-breakup song for any number of the show’s characters, but we especially envision Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) doing it justice.
2. “Who Can I Run To” by Xscape
Kandi is the master at songs where girls tell their exes where they can shove it. But the reason we love this one is because it’s so emotional and heartfelt, which is why it’s perfect for someone who might be feeling down, like perhaps Rachel (Lea Michele).