'Glee' vs 'Smash': Who did 'It's a Man's Man's Man's World' and 'Rumor Has It' better?
True, "Glee" does have a two-and-a-half-year head start, does approximately 80 percent more covers and can't really stake a claim on the entire American songbook, we do hope the "Smash" producers keep their predecessors in mind when choosing songs for future episodes.
But let's get down to business: Who's done a better job at each song? Note: This doesn't include "Rose's Turn," which Chris Colfer destroyed (in a good way) during "Glee's" first season but we're expecting to see on "Smash" later during Season 1.
"Rumor Has It," Original Artist: Adele
While Karen (Katharine McPhee) and her fellow chorus members rocked out to the tune at a bar in episode 4, she doesn't compare to the smoking hot Adele mashup sung by the Troubletones for "Glee's" 300th musical number. Advantage: "Glee"
"It's a Man's Man's Man's World," Original Artist: James Brown
The "Glee" rendition is already ridiculous because it involved a bunch of pregnant teenage girls shaking their baby bellies in sync with each other, but Dianna Agron's voice, lovely as it is, cannot ever compare to almost-"American Idol" McPhee's. Advantage: "Smash"
(Ignore the Spanish dubbing during the "Glee" dialogue -- it's the best YouTube video we could find.)
So, who do you think did it better? "Smash" or "Glee"?