Glee Does Miley Cyrus: 5 Songs They Should Cover in “The End of Twerk”
Although Glee is on a short hiatus right now, it will soon return in a very big way. First, they’ll do a little Katy Perry / Lady Gaga-ing, and from the previews for Episode 4, it all looks pretty amazing. But what we’re really looking forward to is Season 5, Episode 5: “The End of Twerk,” because we know that you can’t say “twerk” without bringing to mind one Miss Miley Cyrus.
Demi Lovato is in the midst of her arc guest starring as Santana’s (Naya Rivera) new girlfriend Dani. What better way to welcome her to the show, and mesh a little NYC and Ohio than a mash-up of Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the USA” with Demi’s “Born in the USA”? Win-win.
2) “We Can’t Stop”
Remember that episode where everyone got underage drunk and sang songs? Season 2, Episode 14: “Blame It on the Alcohol”? Well, it got some mixed reviews, mostly because the kids were supposed to not be drinking, and then they drank instead. What if the show could address drug use with Miley’s song, which she’s said is about Molly, a form of Ecstasy?
While the Glee writers elected to sidestep the issue of substance abuse during October 10’s Cory Monteith tribute (for understandable reasons), they could take this opportunity to address the dangers of recreational drug use in a way that doesn’t hit as close to home. Just an idea...
3) “SMS (Bangerz)”
In the past, Glee has both praised and poked fun at Britney Spears, but this brand new Miley-Britney duet is such a mess for both artists, it would be kind of funny to see a pop star sing off. Might we suggest letting Marley and Kitty (Becca Tobin) showing off their combined rap prowess — or lack thereof?
4) “7 Things”
Vintage Miley — if there is such a thing — this single from back in 2008 totally shows off the pop star’s momentary Avril Lavigne influence. Since Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz) seems to be going through a pretty annoying phase of character change in her own right, this might be a good song for the New Directions kids to sing to her. They could even write a new version of it, as long as they include “suddenly not being Tina anymore” to the seven-item list.
We don’t really want this to be covered. In fact, we sort of wish it had never been recorded by Miley in the first place, but in our minds, a little dream sequence featuring Santana rapping this song would be pretty amusing. Or maybe it would be a nightmare...
Which Miley songs do you want Glee to cover, or is “Wrecking Ball” already more of the controversial 20-year-old than you want on your favorite show?