Gwyneth Paltrow sings Cee lo’s “Forget You” on Glee (Plus “Umbrella” and Song Previews!)

GLEE:  Holly (guest star Gwyneth Paltrow,  C) performs "Singing in the Rain" and "Umbrella" with New Directions in "The Substitute" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday,  Nov. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Adam Rose/FOX

Get a sneek peak of Gwyneth Paltrow singing Cee lo’s “Forget You” (actually, the radio edit of “F**k You”) on next week’s Glee.

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The episode is aptly named “Substitute” as Paltrow plays a sub teacher who comes to McKinley High to take over for some ailing teachers.

I’ve also posted some photos from the episode that include Gwynnie singing a mash up of “Singing in the Rain”/”Umbrella”

Update 2: Listen to a full stream of 3 songs: “Forget You”, “Make ‘Em Laugh” and “Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag”. Listen HERE.

UPDATE: Added Gwynnie’s performance of “Umbrella”/”Singing In The Rain”

Photos and Videos after the JUMP…

“Forget You”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfdzDSd-25M&feature=player_embedded

“Umbrella”/”Singing in the Rain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eqZOBcnwlw&feature=youtu.be

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19 Comments

  1. Nice job Gwyneth. We can always count on a Rachel stank face. LOL

  2. I fucking hate when they change the words to songs with swear words. It sounds fucking stupid.

  3. gangreen29:
    11/12/2010 at 5:38 pm

    I fucking hate when they change the words to songs with swear words. It sounds fucking stupid.

    Well I actually hate when they just put swear words in for effect when its so unnecessary. Gwyneth has improved her singing so much over the years. She sounds great here!

  4. Well I actually hate when they just put swear words in for effect when its so unnecessary

    Swear words are actually pretty necessary in the song Fuck You. Forget you just doesn’t have the same….bite

  5. Well I actually hate when they just put swear words in for effect when its so unnecessary

    Swear words are actually pretty necessary in the song Fuck You. Forget you just doesn’t have the same….bite

    Well for me I wouldn’t buy the song in the first place with that title[ & I think many would be put off] but I would buy the version Gwyneth sang . Still don’t think you need swear words- to have “bite”- but that’s just my take on it!!

  6. Gwyneth is great singing that song! I had no idea that she could sing and perform so well. Looks like that will be a good episode.

  7. I just hate it when they ruin good melodies with stupid lyrics. That’s why I love Boyce Avenue’s “Teenage Dream” cover. Wouldn’t enjoy the song otherwise.

  8. Well for me I wouldn’t buy the song in the first place with that title[ & I think many would be put off] but I would buy the version Gwyneth sang . Still don’t think you need swear words- to have “bite”- but that’s just my take on it!!

    Cee Lo Green release several version of this song — including two radio edits, “Forget You” and FU. The original version “Fuck You” was the big seller on iTunes so most people seem to have preferred the original explicit version.

  9. heck, not using swear words is so friggin silly…the intent is the same….besides they are just words that peeps have designated as being sinister for whatever reason. It’s like the word “bloody” in England…I have no idea why it is a “bad” word.

  10. 11/12/2010 at 8:38 pm

    heck, not using swear words is so friggin silly…the intent is the same….besides they are just words that peeps have designated as being sinister for whatever reason. It’s like the word “bloody” in England…I have no idea why it is a “bad” word.

    Well as I said that it was my opinion & respect that you have a different one . In different countries words have different meanings & the intent with some swear words is definitely different to using other words!F*** you is definitely a lot more offensive to me as an Aussie than bloody because of the more violent connotation the “F”word has here.
    Thanks Q3 for the explanation- my daughter also informed me that there are several versions of the song. I wonder if the original version had been the edited version whether it may have been an even bigger seller – but that’s hard to say now.

  11. Q3: Cee Lo Green release several version of this song — including two radio edits, “Forget You” and FU. The original version “Fuck You” was the big seller on iTunes so most people seem to have preferred the original explicit version.

    After hearing the explicit version, which was first released on YT with the follow the bouncing ball video, the other versions seemed so tame and uninteresting so I can understand why it was the most popular version on itunes.

  12. It’s not like they can sing the word “f**k” on this kind of show…

  13. Judes, just want to say that I SO agree with your opinion about the dreadful wording in that song. I’m with you, I would never buy it, and it’s so unnecessary. Bravo to you!

  14. I’ve been a longtime fan of Gwyneth’s, and I’m glad that she got to guest in the show. As for explicit versions or not, a family-friendly show like Glee won’t willingly have swear words in the dialogue or songs so they got the next best thing (which was released by the artist himself).

  15. Truthfully, I’m one who doesn’t have any problem at all with “bad words” (if I did, working in kitchens for a living wouldn’t ever work since it’s so pervasive), but that said…having heard both versions of the song, I actually prefer Forget You. Maybe it’s because you know what the intention actually is. To me, it’s funnier that way. (ETA – Also might help that I first heard it as Forget You on the Bob and Tom show, then again on CSI, then finally YouTubed the original, so in my case the edited version was the first one I’d heard.)

    Haven’t watched the videos – I usually wait to just see it on the show. Plus, I’m not that much of a fanatic :-P

  16. Kipper:
    11/13/2010 at 12:46 am

    Judes, just want to say that I SO agree with your opinion about the dreadful wording in that song. I’m with you, I would never buy it, and it’s so unnecessary. Bravo to you!

    Thanks Kipper I’m glad there’s someone else around that doesn’t appreciate swearing like this in songs!! Seeing that this song had to be adjusted to be played on radio & for video countdowns – it seems unless you own an original copy- the Forget You version would be the most heard in public anyway!!

  17. I wonder if the original version had been the edited version whether it may have been an even bigger seller – but that’s hard to say now.

    Nah. I mean, I actually like the word fuck, few words are so cathartic and awesomely versatile, but I understand some people find it offensive and thus I typically refrain in polite conversation. That said, the use of the word in the song is not gratuitous like, say, the way it’s gratuitous in an old school Eddie Murphy stand up routine. The cheeky and hilarious juxtaposition of the upbeat Motown throwback melody with the ultimate angry expletive that everyone secretly wants to shout at someone who does them wrong is what made the song so genius. It’s like the anti-My Girl. I guarantee it never goes massively viral if they only release the Forget You version.

    Aww, Mattie and Gwynnie actually sound pretty good together.

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