In Ryan Murphy’s Twitter Q&A session yesterday, the Glee creator spilled that the show will be doing a tribute episode to Stevie Wonder. Let that sink in for a second.
“I think we’re going to do a big Stevie Wonder tribute toward the end of this year, which I’ve wanted to do for four years,” he told Hollywood.com.
I have not been this excited since the Michael Jackson episode.
It has been confirmed that Harry Shum will return as Mike Chang and Kurt will have a solo number. They might even be filming this now based on Harry Shum’s tweet earlier this morning.
In my opinion, Stevie Wonder has one of the greatest discographies ever and the Glee cast will without a doubt do the iconic singer justice. The show has already done one of his songs, “Isn’t She Lovely” with Kevin McHale singing it a capella. His version was incredible, and a good indicator of whats to come.
I have been seriously contemplating what Stevie songs might be featured in the episode, and who will sing them. Of course there will be duets, solos, a group number, and at least one number that reconstructs a music video. With this knowledge, I have drafted up a possible track list for the impending episode. It’ll be interesting to if I got it right when the episode airs or when song titles start to be released.
Here are 10 songs and who should sing them in Glee’s upcoming Stevie Wonder episode
1) Signed Sealed Delivered – Kurt
Reason: Ryan Murphy confirmed that Kurt will have a solo in this episode. “Like a fool I went and stayed to long/ now I’m wondering if your love’s still strong.” There is a strong likelihood Kurt may sing this to Blaine upon their inevitable reconciliation.
2) Livin For The City – Kurt/Santana/Rachel/Mercedes
Okay so all of these characters have been living it up in the city. Kurt, Santana, and Rachel are shacked up together in NYC, and Mercedes was in LA last time we checked. Amber Riley sang this song for president Obama (with Stevie in the room) and absolutely killed it, so I hope we can re-live it.
3) You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Finn/Rachel
Not sure how likely this is, but Lea and Cory would sound incredible singing this duet. I just really miss Finchel duets.
4) For Once in my Life – Artie
I refuse to believe that Kevin McHale, one of the most soulful singers on Glee, will not get a solo to perform in the tribute episode. We were teased with a possible Artie/Kitty story line, so maybe something good happens and Artie chooses to sing about it in true Glee fashion.
5) My Cherie Amour – Ryder/Jake/Blaine/Artie/Sam
When all the boys of the Glee club perform for the girls, it is always enjoyable – which is why I think the boys of the New Directions should dedicate a number to the girls. This would be the perfect song for that.
6) Do I Do – Mike
Mike Chang is back so obviously he will try to serenade Tina. Okay, maybe it’s not obvious, but I just really want it to happen because I miss them.
7) Part-Time Lover – New Directions
This would make a great group number, and perfect for a music video reconstructions. I can see it now. Blaine at the piano and the rest of New Direction’s dancing silhouettes in the background like in the music video.
8) Uptight (Everything’s alright)/ Top 40 – Marley, Kitty, Santana, Rachel
So there has to be a mashup and “Uptight (Everything’s alright)” would be perfect to mash up with a new top-40 song. Also, what would a season four episode be without a New York/ Mckinley montage?
9) Superstition – Jake/Blaine/Artie
This doesn’t even need to be plot relevant to fit in this episode. When Mr. Schuester writes STEVIE WONDER in big letters on that white board of his, why not have Jake, Blaine, and Artie have something ready to perform to get everyone else in the spirit?
10) I Just Called To Say I Love You – Mr. Schue/Emma
Mr. Schue never sings anymore, and quite frankly its a crime. Why not throw in a Wemma duet?