Ready or not, Glee’s Season 5, Episode 6 tribute to Billy Joel is on its way. This Thursday, the show will honor the iconic Piano Man with an entire tribute episode dedicated to his music. You can get a first listen to all of the songs set to appear during November 21’s “Movin’ Out,” but a particular little ditty performed by one Mr. Darren Criss (Blaine) just might be our favorite of the bunch.
We should note, however, that this is not the first time Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” has been covered on Glee. Way back in Season 1, Episode 19: “Dream On,” Neil Patrick Harris (Bryan Ryan) — the man who, five season later, still remains our favorite Glee guest star of all time — sang it as a duet with Schue (Matthew Morrison).
Of course, that version wasn’t meant to be pristine or refined. It was all about former high school buddies kicking back with a drink and belting out a bit of karaoke.
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