Episode 13 of Glee's season 3 is the Valentine's Day episode and centers on matters of love, in particular the planned marriage of Rachel and Finn.
1. "Chapel Of Love"
"Chapel Of Love" provides the music for one of the most highly anticipated introductions on the Glee series. Rachel's two dads roll into the auditorium on a piano singing the classic song. "Chapel Of Love" was a #1 hit for the Dixie Cups in 1964.
Michael and Tina illustrate the power of their relationship with a performance of "L-O-V-E." The song was originally released by Nat King Cole as the title song from his final studio set released prior to his untimely death in 1965. The song has been covered by Nat King Cole's daughter Natalie Cole, and it became a minor chart hit for Joss Stone in the UK in 2007.
Throughout this episode of Glee Artie and Rory are battling to be Sugar's date to the party that will close the episode. As part of his efforts at wooing her, Artie performs "Let Me Love You." The song was a massive hit for Mario in 2004 hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and becoming one of the 10 biggest hits of the decade.
McKinley High's God Squad has decided to raise money by offering to perform singing telegrams for Valentine's Day. They deliver a version of "Stereo Hearts" for Rachel from Finn. The song was released in the summer of 2011 and became the bestselling single yet by Gym Class Heroes. It reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified triple platinum for sales.
Rory sings Michael Buble's "Home" after saying he is facing deportation. The drama of the performance wins Sugar's heart. Released in 2005, "Home" became Michael Buble's first major US hit reaching #1 on the adult contemporary chart and ultimately being certified platinum.
Mercedes has been faced by a difficult love triangle for weeks now. In this episode she tells Sam she can not be with him because of her own cheating and lying about their kiss while she was dating another. It is the occasion for her to sing Whitney Houston's biggest hit "I Will Always Love You." It is an odd coincidence that this performance would be timed with the singer's tragic death. Whitney Houston spent a phenomenal 14 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Will Always Love You." Dolly Parton, who wrote the song, hit #1 on the country chart on two different occasions with it.
Rachel's two dads sing the Cole Porter classic "You're the Top" filling each other with compliments. The song originated in the 1934 musical Anything Goes.
After lengthy consideration the God Squad decides it is ok to sing a telegram for a lesbian couple. They perform a mash-up of two songs called "Cherish" for Brittany from her girlfriend Santana. It all results in the first on-screen kiss by the pair. "Cherish" by the all-male vocal group the Association was a #1 pop hit in 1966. Madonna's "Cherish" was released in 1989 as a single from the Like a Prayer album. It reached #2 on the pop singles chart.
9. "Love Shack"
The "Heart" episode of Glee closes with Blaine showing up as the special mystery guest at Sugar's party and he leads everyone in a rousing version of "Love Shack." The song was originally released by the B-52's in 1989 and it became the band's first top 10 pop hit rising all the way to #3.