When you consider that “Glee” is doing a two-episode tribute to the Beatles, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that one of the songs that is being covered here is the iconic “I Saw Her Standing There,” which is one of the first songs that turned the Fab Four into an international success so many decades ago.
With that in mind, take a listen to the full song below! This is almost constructed to sound like the original recording of the show, and the one that the Beatles performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in what turned out to be a history-making performance for them. The easy assumption here is that Blaine (Darren Criss), Sam (Chord Overstreet), Ryder (Blake Jenner), and Jake (Jacob Artist) will each take on a role in the performance, and apparently Blake is going to take on the drummer role.
Do we dig the cover? Definitely, but there’s something that is not entirely exciting about listening to when “Glee” does a song and makes it sound almost identical to what the original version did. The only real benefit that comes out of this is that it educates young viewers on the music, since you are really not getting much out of it when it comes to artistry. It’s nothing really like the excellent version of “Yesterday” in that regard.
This song will be featured in next week’s “Love, Love, Love” premiere, which is going to more or less span the earlier days of the Beatles. Meanwhile, the episode airing the following week (“Tina in the Sky with Diamonds“) is going to take on some of the band’s later music. Does this mean that “Let It Be” will be the last one performed? It’s hard to say, but it is a song that we’ll be talking about in the upcoming week and a half.