There are some people out there that are incredibly hard to emulate … and then there’s the Beastie Boys. There’s a reason why this rap group is considered to be a trailblazer for all of the music industry, and it’s pretty simple: they managed to do things that only others can dream up when it comes to originality and bringing a different sort of musical sensibility to the table.
So with this in mind, “Glee” had their work cut out for them in even attempting to cover “Fight For Your Right To Party.” This is arguably one of their two or three most iconic songs, and neither Cory Monteith nor Mark Salling are known for really having this sort of musical sensibility.
If you listen to this performance below from Thursday night’s “Sweet Dreams” episode with a musical ear in mind, you may not dig it. It really just feels like two characters trying to do their best impression of the Beastie Boys, when they may have been much better suited by trying to bring some sort of different and unique twist to the song.
However, they did do a pretty great job in capturing the song’s sense of rebellion of fun. This song is going to be performed within the context of some sort of college montage; we can’t really imagine that either one of these characters are enrolled (mostly given that they haven’t had the time to do so), but you don’t have to be in school to really enjoy some of the parties thrown by the frats and the sororities.
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