1. "We Got the Beat"
"We Got the Beat" is the song New Directions are to sing in order to encourage other students to join the glee club. They perform it in the lunch room leading to a massive food fight. The original version of "We Got the Beat" was the first single from girl group the Go-Go's and was released in May 1980. After it hit stores in the UK in January 1981, "We Got the Beat" became an underground dance hit in the US as an import. It was re-recorded and re-released in the US in January 1982 as the second single from the group's debut album Beauty and the Beat. The result was a #2 smash hit single that became the group's biggest record.
2. "It's Not Unusual"
The new school year opens with Blaine Anderson indecisive about whether he will leave Dalton Academy and enroll in McKinley High. Kurt Hummell, his boyfriend, states his wish for the transfer to take place to avoid being rivals in singing competitions. "It's Not Unusual" is sung by Blaine after he enrolls at McKinley out of his love for Kurt. The song was the second single released by Welsh singer Tom Jones. It appeared in 1965 and went to #1 on the UK pop singles chart. In the US it went to #10. A last minute substitution for the intended keyboard player in the recording session for "It's Not Unusual" was an unknown teenager later named Elton John.
3. "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead"
Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel are planning to audition for an elite musical theater school to attend following high school graduation. In order to get themselves in the spirit of Broadway musicals, they perform a duet of "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead." The song originated on the sountrack to the 1939 movie The Wizard Of Oz. It is sung by the Munchkins in celebration of Dorothy's house landing on and killing the Wicked Witch of the East. The version of the song referenced by Rachel and Kurt was a duet recorded by songwriter Harold Arlen and Barbra Streisand in 1966.
4. "Anything Goes" / "Anything You Can Do"
Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel meet other students planning to audition for the elite musical theater school. The rousing performance the students present is a medley of "Anything Goes" and "Anything You Can Do." "Anything Goes" is the title song from the 1934 Cole Porter musical. It is the final number of the first act of the show. "Anything You Can Do" was composed by Irving Berlin for the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun. It is a setup for the climactic shooting contest between Annie Oakley and Frank Butler.
5. "You Can't Stop the Beat"
Rachel Berry kicks off "You Can't Stop the Beat" to help invigorate her fellow glee club members and inspire confidence in their quest to return to nationals. The entire club are then seen performing the song onstage dressed in purple. "You Can't Stop the Beat" originated as a showstopping number from the 2002 Broadway musical Hairspray. It closes the show in rousing fashion.