Can Glee generate their own hits without relying on previously written, beloved pop songs? Well, being that this is same juggernaut that managed to best Elvis and The Beatles on the charts, we’re going to bet yes regardless of what their original songs even sound like. Thankfully, they’re not terrible, and one of them is even pretty great. (A gold star for Glee!)
Jump below to listen to the balled “Get It Right”, and the Max Martin-produced “Loser Like Me”, which fits in nicely with Pink’s “Raise Your Glass”, Ke$ha’s “We R Who We R” and all the other alleged “It Gets Better”-type pop songs that celebrate waving your freak flag high in the air.
The songs premiered this morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
Glee Cast – “Loser Like Me”
“You may think that I’m a zero, but hey everyone you wanna be probably started off like me,” sings Lea. “You may say that I’m a freak show / But hey just give it just a little time, bet you’re gonna change your mind.”
“Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth so everyone can hear / Hit me with the words you got and knock me down, baby I don’t care…. You wanna be a loser like me.”
We can imagine Avril Lavigne singing this. Or maybe even Pink. (Makes perfect sense, as Martin has worked with both those artists several times.) Although this song is credited to the whole cast, all we can hear is Lea.
Lea Michele – “Get It Right”
“What have I done? Wish I could run from this ship going under / Just trying to help, heard everyone else, now I feel the weight of the world is on my shoulders,” sings Lea on this piano ballad, which sounds like it could actually live on country radio. “What can you do when your good is not good enough?… How many times does it take to get it right?”
This one, compared to the instantly catchy “Loser Like Me”, is a bit more underwhelming, though Lea kills it.
Both songs will be featured on the March 15 episode, and will also be available on Glee: The Music, Volume 5, out March 8.