Yay for us guys. We're moving on to Regionals. They wrote on Anne's wall that they want us to work on doing more songs as a group, so I guess we need to figure out how we'll get that done.
Second, our theme is self-acceptance. Someone asked what that means exactly so I guess we'll have to wait until we figure out if self-acceptance is strictly self or can include accepting others or getting others to accept themselves.
Until then here is my super duper long list of possible songs.
I ain't movin or You Gotta Be by Des'ree, Shine Like the Sun from 9 to 5 the musical, Fabulous, Baby! from Sister Act the musical, Gold by Britt Nicole, There's a place for us by Carrie Underwood, I'm Not Perfect by Cheesa and Charice, Human by Christina Perri, Not Ready to Make Nice by the Dixie Chicks, Beautiful by Christina Aguilera, I Feel Pretty/Unpretty from West Side Story/TLC (Glee), Invisible by Hunter Hayes, Let it go from Frozen, The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson, Follow Your Arrow by Kasey Musgraves, Part of Me or Firework by Katy Perry, Roar/Brave by Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles, Defying Gravity from Wicked, Born this way by Lady Gaga, So Much Better from Legally Blonde the musical, Reflection from Mulan, Wings by Little Mix, So What by P!nk, Big Blonde and Beautiful from Hairspray, Original from Smash, and Who You Are by Jessie J.
It doesn't matter if you love him, or capital H-I-M Just put your paws up 'cause you were born this way, baby
My mama told me when I was young We are all born superstars She rolled my hair and put my lipstick on In the glass of her boudoir
Nick "There's nothing wrong with loving who you are" She said, "'Cause he made you perfect, babe" "So hold your head up girl and you'll go far, Listen to me when I say"
I'm beautiful in my way 'Cause God makes no mistakes I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way Don't hide yourself in regret Just love yourself and you're set I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way
Oh there ain't no other way Baby I was born this way Baby I was born this way Oh there ain't no other way Baby I was born this way I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way Nick
Don't be a drag ‒ just be a queen[x3] Don't be!
Give yourself prudence And love your friends Subway kid, rejoice your truth In the religion of the insecure I must be myself, respect my youth Anne and Nick
A different lover is not a sin Believe capital H-I-M Tami:(Hey hey hey) I love my life I love this record and
Mi amore vole fe yah
I'm beautiful in my way 'Cause God makes no mistakes I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way Don't hide yourself in regret Just love yourself and you're set I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way Oh there ain't no other way Baby I was born this way Baby I was born this way Oh there ain't no other way Baby I was born this way I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way
Nick Don't be a drag, just be a queen Whether you're broke or evergreen You're black, white, beige, chola descent You're Lebanese, you're orient Whether life's disabilities Left you outcast, bullied, or teased Rejoice and love yourself today 'cause baby you were born this way
No matter gay, straight, or bi, Lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby, I was born to survive.
Anne and Nick (with Tami)
No matter black, white or beige Chola or orient made, I'm on the right track baby, (I was born to be brave).
I'm beautiful in my way 'Cause God makes no mistakes I'm on the right track, baby (I was born this way) Don't hide yourself in regret (Just love yourself and you're set I'm on the right track, baby I was born this way)
Anne and Nick (Tami)
Oh there ain't no other way (Oh there ain’t no) Baby I was born this way (Baby I was) Baby I was born this way (Baby I was born this way) Oh there ain't no other way (Oh there ain’t no) Baby I was born this way I'm on the right track, baby (I’m on the right track baby I was born this way) I was born this way
I was born this way hey! I was born this way hey! I'm on the right track baby I was born this way hey! I was born this way hey! I was born this way hey! I'm on the right track baby I was born this way hey!
As for Anne and I (someone get her here xD) I like the idea of I Feel Pretty Unpretty as a duet. Maybe she can be Quinn and I be Rachel? Unless she wants to be Rachel. :) http://cl.ly/003s2q2x2S0e0p0Z3m3v
I wish I could tie you up in my shoes
Make you feel unpretty too
I was told I was beautiful
But what does that mean to you?
Look into the mirror who's inside there
The one with the long hair
Same old me again today, hey
My outsides are cool
My insides are blue
Every time I think I'm through
It's because of you
I've tried different ways
But it's all the same
At the end of the day
I have myself to blame
I'm just trippin'
Quinn (and Rachel):
(You can buy your hair if it won't grow)
You can fix your nose if he says so (Rachel: Ahh ahh)
(You can buy all the make up That M.A.C. can make
But if, you can't look inside you)
Find out who am I to (Rachel: Ahh ahh)
(Be in a position to make me feel so)
Quinn (with Rachel):
I feel pretty (Rachel: Oh, so pretty)
I feel (pretty and witty and bright) and I pity
Rachel: Any girl who isn't me tonight
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh (Rachel: Tonight)
I feel pretty (You can buy your hair if it won't grow)
Oh, so pretty (You can fix your nose if he says so)
I feel pretty and witty and bright (You can buy all the make up that M.A.C. can make, but if)
Quinn (and Rachel):
(You can't look inside you)
Find out who am I to (Rachel: Ahh ahh)
(Be in a position to make me feel so)
Quinn (and Rachel):
I feel pretty
I love Born this way and think you guys will sound amazing with I Feel Pretty/Unpretty. For I Gotta Be Me, I can give it a try but I'm not that familiar with the song and it's a little high for me. Later I'll sing a bit of it on Soundcloud and let you guys judge, after I practice it and listen to it for a bit. I'll also post a bit of Born this way and possible other songs for you guys to judge.
And side note, I Feel Pretty/Unpretty is my favorite mashup done on glee, followed by Rumour Has it/Someone Like You and Anything Goes/Anything You Can Do.
The tracks are I've Gotta Be Me, then Born this Way, then Not Ready to Make Nice by The Dixie Chicks, then Fabulous, Baby! from Sister Act the musical, then Follow Your Arrow by Kasey Musgraves. I'm also considering I'm Not Perfect, which is already on my Soundcloud account. Not Ready to make nice and I'm Not Perfect can be sung solo but sound better as duets if either of you would like to sing one of them with me. Or if either of you have other suggestions, I'm open to anything.
i actually like all of them except for the first one (gotta be me) because i feel like you were struggeling to hit the high notes... (is that true? if not i'm sorry :S). i think i liked not ready to make nice the most because it was really uhm (i don't know the english word for it but i think it sounded the best) haha so... that's it i guess...
Tami, can you send me the link for i feel pretty/unpretty so i can try to record my part? and should i sing it without the music? because it might be easier to edit
Yep. The joys of being a baritone/bass, high notes are killer. My range is pretty limited. Even in concert choir, my choir teacher tells us to let the tenors and sopranos drown us out, mainly because he always chooses soprano/tenor heavy songs, while the basses/altos sing harmony or have to reach to their key.
And okay, Not Ready to make nice it is. Would you guys prefer I sing it solo or would you prefer it as a duet or trio?
guys!!!! i tried to upload my shizzle on soundcloud.... but i can't.... i can't upload anything anymore..... This keeps popping up: dit bestand is onveilig en kan niet worden geuplaod. which means: (this file contains an something unsafe and can't be uploaded) and this happens everytime i try to upload it... i've tried to record it with different programs and even the recordings i did with soundcloud couldn't be uploaded..... i really don't wanna let you down.... is there another way to upload my parts?? because if there is i really really need to know because i've been trying everything and it just doesn't work..... i do have my parts ready tho.... it sounds kinda cool but tami if we sing i feel prett/unpretty together i think it will sound amazing :)
tami...... you're a hero.... it truly sounds amazing..... i am serious...
i am really sorry for all the problems i made this time..... i just resetted my soundcloud but now i lost everything i ever put on there, even the private things.... i hope i will be able to put anything on there ever again.... otherwise i will make a new soundcloud account....
also i wasn't able to read the messages from the last 2 days because my dad took my laptop.... i am now using my brother's laptop so i can send this message but i won't have internet acces for the next couple of days so i won't be able to communicate with you in anyway at least until thursday....
now here comes the explanation.... my dad doesn't approve of my boyfriend and he took my phone and my laptop and i won't get them back until i break up with him (and i am really sorry but he's worth more to me than the gwgcc so i won't break up with him for this) but i need my laptop for some last school things on thursday so my dad will have to give my laptop back to me and then i will be able to talk to you again....
also because everything went wrong with me and my soundcloud this time i am determined to do more if we get through. (i swear i will do as much as i can) and i really hope you guys won't hate me for this.... (i totally get it if you do hate me tho... i mean... i totally screwed up this time....)
Oh well. It was so much fun working with you two. And frankly, it seems for the best with Anne no longer having a computer and Tami starting class and I just found out I will not be near a computer between July 5 and 12. Thank you both for making this a fun experience.
Since we are in a glee club together wth evan i thought it might be easy to exchange skype or something like thatso we can discuss in a group everything for the club... we also should think of a name for the club.... do you maybe have any ideas? Evan and i are still figuring out who should be club capitain. i look forward to your reply ;) Xx
Omg.... you're a really good singer!!! I especially liked your cover of chasing pavements... I just found out that Evan doesn't have skype so talking in a group over skype isn't gonna happen.... so we should figure out a way to talk in a group because that would be easier :)....
Here is a link for my soundcloud account.
I am a baritone/bass and there are three covers on there. I'm just posting here to make it easier. You both have very good voices. I like your covers of Valerie and Chasing Pavements and sort of imagine both of you singing things like Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, or Regina Spektor. I like the name "Unregistered". Also, yes, the time zone difference is going to make this hard.
My profile may say my name is Evan from Ohio, or Felix from Arizona, or Aidan from Florida, but I'm really Nick from New Jersey, USA. I just put a fake name on my profile, just in case.
I'm in concert choir and enjoy singing.
Also, looks like we have our assignment for sectionals and our theme for at least one of our songs is 90s. We have until June 14th and I can't wait to start working with you guys. Right now, I guess at the moment we should start spit balling potential ideas.
Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana Maybe we tone it down, make it more like Lindsey Pavao's version or something lighter, less grungy but still dark to fit our voices.
Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve It's a well known classic that can be sped up, slowed down, sung in any key, etc.
Zombie by The Cranberries It can be hard rock or smooth alternative or a mix of both.
Anything from The Lion King, Beauty and the beast, Mulan, etc.
Something like Britney Spears, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, or NSYNC, etc.
That's what I've come up with for the moment. I'll think of more.
And a little get to know: I'm the unicorn from the land where it's sunny everyday, except for the monsoons. As I said I am a part of my competing school choir, and I am fond of Michael Jackson's music (hence my profile picture). :)
i love your ideas guys... i'm not much of a nirvana girl tho... i especially liked the disney ideas (i love disney) and the idea to sing a song from michael jackson because he was just so fab..... i also like bittersweet symphony but i don't know if it will impress the jury.... i also thougt of songs....if you guys don't like them you should just say so ;) they are songs like :
- losing my religion by R.E.M
- If i let you go by westlife
- all star by smashmouth (god i love that song so much xD)
The 90s really were a good time for Disney. Mulan and The Little Mermaid are in my top 5 Disney movies of all time, along with Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Plus we also have Anastasia, Rent, and Sunset Boulevard at our disposal (Rent is my favorite Broadway show of all time, followed by Wicked, Hairspray, Chicago, and Anything Goes.) And All Star and I Want it that Way were my jams in elementary school, along with Avril Lavigne and Simple Plan. And I forgot there was an Irish Backstreet boys. I'll have to look up the song you suggested.
I know, I didn't realize until my friend pointed it out to me. But we can still include it in the set list. The rules said we only needed one song to be from the 90s, the rest can be whatever we want. And that is one of my favorite Disney songs along with Colors of the Wind, I just can't wait to be king, Sally's song, and Reflection.
guys i love all of the ideas but we can only sing 6-8 minutes so we have got to choose something because we have to upload it in a week and i'm probably gonna have so much trouble editing.... (i honestly don't know how to do that) xD..... so maybe we could get to choosing some songs
Depending on what Anne wants to do, I plan to do either a power ballad or a soft song. The power ballads I'm considering are Thinking of You by Katy Perry or Arms by Christina Perri, while the soft songs I'm considering are Caroline Glaser's cover of I Will Follow You Into the dark by Deathcab for cutie or Sleeping at last's cover of I'm Gonna be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers. Those are the songs I'm considering. Which ones I consider depends on what Anne wants to do, so we have a mix of songs. Unless you guys have other ideas, like maybe we make our setlist a sort of theme around whichever song you choose, Bills bills bills or Baby one more time. Whatever you guys decide.
So I had some spare time on my hands, and I decided to do something useful. https://soundcloud.com/nonametothinkof/t-1 Hopefully it will be easier for you guys to decide on which I should continue on. This is what I'd call "demo versions". Nothing official yet. :)
Well, my opinion on this is that you should do Arms. There were notes in the first three songs that you weren't able to reach that well, and plus your cover of Arms was pretty good. :) Hopefully you'll be able to find a backing instrumental in the key you were singing. :)
hi guys... i'm so sorry for not being online this weekend.... i was staying at my nana's so.... i was thinking i could sing if i let you go by westlife... i will try to record and upload it tomorrow but i have a terrible cold so i hope that will be over before friday.... Tami, i liked your songs very much.... and nick... i like arms... do you play an instrument? if you do maybe you can make your own music if you can't find anything in your own key :)
I found this video on youtube of a piano cover. I couldn't find any other instrumentals of Arms. I think I can sing in key with it. Exactly how do you want us to get tracks to you? Also, should we post full versions then you'll edit them or post shortened versions?
And in a quick side note, I actually play piano, violin, and percussion, mainly because of poor funding in the school district, forcing me to switch instruments when transitioning between elementary, middle, and high school. Unfortunately, I haven't played piano or violin since high school, which is a shame because I loved both of them, but my band teacher did not enjoy the idea of a marching string section in marching band.
I have no idea how to edit so i hope i can figure out how to do that :S.... i think it might be easier to send me the short versions if that's possible... i might need a little help putting the songs in one combined soundcloud thing (gahwdd i'm really not good at this :3).....
Tami... i think it's best if you do bills bills bills ;) (only if that's what you want tho) i liked it better that baby one more time... but that might just be me xD i have never really liked baby one more time :3
you guys sounded really good on soundcloud so i think the three of us make like... an awesome glee club :3...
oh and by the way Nick.... wow... you played the violin??? that's so awesome... i personally love the violin... i myself have also been playing the violin for 9.5 years now.... (i started when i was 7 :3) did you play like classical music or jazzy music or pop music or something else?? for how long did you play???
Arms is up on my soundcloud. If you think I should change anything, just reply. I edited it to make it shorter, but I'm not sure how great the edit sounds because in the middle, it's one volume, then it jumps in the middle.
And I loved playing violin. We mainly played classical, but one year we got to play Fiddler on the Roof and Now I Have Everything from Fiddler on the Roof. I started in third grade and stopped after sophomore year of high school because I got so busy with college applications and things like that. I still play it if I have time, but I'm not as good as I was in middle school.
Anne, I was wondering when you would post your song because June 14 is tomorrow (well for me), and I might go somewhere tomorrow. I'll try to edit early in the morning so that I can get all the tracks combined and posted on Soundcloud before I leave. :)
Anne, I'd suggest you do Nutbush City Limits (here's the audio for the instrumental incase you need to know the shortened version of the lyrics http://cl.ly/2P1j0B2P2K1s). I hope you could post it in a few hours so that I can get right to it. :)
Hey tami... i'm sorry for being so late... i couldn't do nutbush city limits because i still have thatcold and i can't reach the high notes so i decided to do mean by taylor swift... i really hope that's okay with you guys but most songs i just couldn't sing because of my cold so i just did this one :(... It doesn't sound amazing.... you can hear i have a swollen throat so that's a shame but yea.... at least i could finnally make a cover... here's the link i used..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uA5eQyLx0I the song is now being uploaded on soundcloud so when you look on my account i think you'll see it.... i made it downloadable.... that's easier for you right? okay.... wel.. so... yeah.... that's it... i hope we get through sectionals
Oh okay. :) It's fine that you did Mean actually. I don't want you forcing your voice too much (because that will sound WAY worse). I hope we get through Sectionals as well. Anyway, drink lots of water (and vitamin c supplements if you have any) and get well soon! :D
PS, if ever we do pass the Sectionals round (which I hope we do),you guys can just post an audio file with your voice only. Anyway, with help of technology, I can just add the backing track with your file so that it sounds magical. :)
Hey Tami, since you already have experience with soundcloud, I think you should form a glee club. You could be the captain, and pick the other members from the people needing a club. What do you say? Will you message them like this? Ofc you can always form a club with other users, but the time is running out.