Glee Season 6 Episode 6 Songs – Listen to ALL the Burt Bacharach songs from “What the World Needs Now”
This week’s Glee theme is all about love, in it’s many forms. And what better way to celebrate than through the iconic songs of Burt Bacharach? Yes, these songs are 40 and 50 years old, but a good song is a good song, and these tunes have more than stood the test of time. I have such a personal attachment to so many of them.
The episode, aptly titled “What The World Needs Now” is centered on Brittany and Santana and what happens as they break the news of their engagement to their respective families.
While Santana hasn’t spoken to her grandmother since she came out to her in Season 3, there are family secrets that Brittany is only learning now. Jennifer Coolidge and Ken Jeong play her parents in what looks to be a very comic turn.
Mercedes (Amber Riley) is BACK to serves as mentor to the fledgling New Directions, and Artie (Kevin McHale) will serve as Brittana’s wedding planner. Good times!
DANG. These songs are AMAZING. But, when you start off with amazing songs, it’s hard to go wrong. Without a doubt, my favorite set of songs from the season so far.
Listen to ALL THE SONGS from Glee Season 6 Episode 6 “What the World Needs Now”
I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – sung by Rachel and Sam – Samchel take it to another level. Hypnosis not necessary.
Baby It’s You – Mercedes with Rachel, Santana and Brittany – I love the way this is produced with that vintage sound of early 60’s girl groups. Amber Riley does a wonderful job channeling her inner Shirrell.
Wishin’ and Hopin’ – Brittany, Artie and Blaine – Hm. This is probably the scene in heaven where they are dressed as angels. The lyrics are super super dated, which is why the gender flip is fun.
Arthur’s Theme – sung by Roderick, Blaine, Kurt, Artie, Sam, Mason, Spencer – The boys perform this in the auditorium wearing top hats and tuxes! (this song is another one of my super-secret guilty pleasures)
Promises, Promises – sung by Rachel – Lea Michele does Broadway, and it’s incredible.
They Long to Be Close to You – sung by Sam – Originally done by The Carpenters, Chord Oversteet’s acoustic version is simply lovely.
Alfie – sung by Santana – HOLY MOTHER OF GOD. SANG IT Naya Rivera SANG IT. TERRIFIC. version of a classic.
What the World Needs Now – Full group song that ends the episode (Celebrated by the cast and crew as the 700th Glee song) – Songs that address the love of mankind can be incredibly trite and cliched. The lyrics are corny, but there’s something about it–maybe the soaring melody, maybe its sincerity, maybe that it came out of an incredibly turbulent time (the 60s)–that gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
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