Five Songs We'd Love to See On Glee (and Storylines to Go With Them)
With the Foo Fighters songbook currently unavailable to Murphy, we suggest five hit songs for the show and include story lines to accompany each.
5. "Rain On the Scarecrow" by John Mellencamp
Singing stepbrothers Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) see their blended familial bliss upended when Kurt's dad loses his job and falls behind on the mortgage payments. After repo agents swarm their Lima, Ohio, McMansion, the family is reduced to sleeping in a station wagon near the railroad tracks. Increasingly anguished and unkempt at school, Finn breaks down one morning and delivers a searing rendition of "Rain On the Scarecrow," the Reagan-era protest song about the plight of displaced Midwestern families.
Glee club director Will Schuester tries to organize a fund-raiser musical for Finn and Kurt's family, but concerned school officials notify child services instead. The episode ends with Finn and Kurt dragged away by social workers into the foster care system, never to be heard from again.
The video for Mellencamp's tune, a staple of 1980s MTV, is above.