Episode 10 of Glee's season 3 focused on love relationships and two ultimate big questions. The answer to the first proposal was yes, and the second was left standing.
Glee's 10th episode of season 3 began with Mercedes and Sam recounting their summer involvement. This recreation of "Summer Nights" from Grease was filmed at the same place, Venice High School, where the 1978 movie was filmed. The John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John version of "Summer Nights" was a #5 pop hit.
Emma muses about wanting Will to propose marriage. Sue and Coach Bieste stand in as bridesmaids in the performance of this classic pop song. Laura Nyro's original version of "Wedding Bell Blues" released in 1966 just missed the Billboard Hot 100. The 5th Dimension took it all the way to #1 for three weeks in 1969.
Will gives the glee club the task of suggesting songs to accompany his marriage proposal to Emma. The boys suggest this mash-up. "Moves Like Jagger" was a massive chart topping hit for Maroon 5 in 2011. "Jumpin' Jack Flash" went to #3 for Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones back in 1968. Artie takes the lead vocal on this mash-up.
The girls' suggestion for Will's marriage proposal is "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." Rachel, Mercedes, Santana, and Tina sing the song as a quartet thinking about their relationships with Finn, Sam, Brittany, and Michael respectively. Folk singer Ewan MacColl wrote the ballad in 1957, but it was Roberta Flack's version that made it a classic. Her version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" spent six weeks at #1 in 1972. It also won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.
Rachel pledges her love to Finn with a version of David Guetta's top 5 pop smash "Without You." The song was a major hit this past fall and the original recording features a gorgeous vocal from Usher.
The song ultimately chosen for Will's proposal to Emma is the current #1 smash hit "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris. It provides the music for an Esther Williams style synchronized swimming production number to accompany the proposal. Rihanna has spent nine weeks at #1 with the song. That is the most weeks of any song since Ke$ha's debut hit "Tik Tok."