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It looks like Glee is recycling its music from previous seasons as a new cover art image has surfaced, but there’s a catch! It’s the acoustic version!

UPDATE: Listen to a live performance Darren Criss performed of this song in July 2011!

Set to air on episode 4, “The Break Up,” Glee will be covering Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” again, though this time acoustically.

The original version that Glee did way back in season 2 ended up debuting at No.1 on the Billboard charts and was downloaded 214,000 times in its first week.

It’s assumed that Darren Criss (Blaine Anderson) will perform this version, but no official word has been made yet.

UPDATE: Darren Criss has performed an acoustic arrangement of this song as many dedicated fans know! Check out this performance from July 2011 to get a taste of what we might be hearing!

What are your thoughts about Glee using previously used music? Is it okay because it’s an acoustic version and not the same song? We actually love the idea and expect that episode 4 will be a very dramatic, emotional episode based on the title “The Break Up” alone.

Click here to see a list of all of the other covers for the music that will be used in episode 4, “The Break Up.”

Thanks to ONTD for posting the cover art.

More ‘Glee’ season 4 news

  • Recently we learned a handful of new spoilers for the rest of the season including “shocking” details about Finn.
  • Lea Michele has also announced that she is also on the road to recording her first solo album!
  • Click here to check out all of the cover art and a song list for episode 4, “The Break Up.”
  • You can also check out our recaps of the first two episodes of Glee season 4: The New Rachel and Britney 2.0. Hypable fans weighed in on the comments section of the season 4 premiere directly after it finished airing to talk about what they thought of the new “revolutionary” Glee. Some fans were upset in episode 2 that the Britney tribute actually turned into a Britney bashing. Do you agree?

Glee airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on Fox!

  • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

    Probably begging Kurt to take him back by performing the song that he first sang in Kurt’s presence.

  • http://twitter.com/MaireadNguyen Mairead Nguyen


  • Isistelle

    Hopefully it’s a scene where Blaine is singing it to Kurt to remember to day they met, how they fell in love and then they make out and don’t break up?

  • Kristen Kranz

    Here’s hoping that it’s just Blaine (read Darren) and his guitar… I would love to hear the stripped down version that Darren has performed many times in his own shows…

    • jen

      Blaine doesn’t really seem like the guitar playing type

      • Kristen Kranz

        Well, we’ve seen him run down to play the piano in the courtyard, so maybe just Blaine and a piano? I would just like to hear it be a little less produced and just Darren really show off his skills…

        • http://www.hypable.com/ Louie Schuth
          • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

            Just updated the post with this! Thanks Louie!

          • http://www.hypable.com/ Louie Schuth

            Fail on me for just commenting that and not putting it in the post.

          • Saskia17

            I’ve heard this a couple of times before and its such a great cover of the song, I think my heart would break if he sang that

          • http://purplehrdwonder.livejournal.com/ Caitlin Kelly

            I’ve had that video on repeat since seeing this story yesterday, haha. He sounds amazing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/isak.kohaly Isak Kohaly

        I think that Glee is the kind of show where anyone can play anything at moment’s notice…

  • theaterboy1

    I too love this!! I look forward to hearing this acoustic version!

  • http://twitter.com/MariiaSimon María Simón

    Wait… What? I think I’m dying…

  • andy

    Here’s the thing. They first covered this song at the point in the series where all they were doing was singing every song currently on the itunes charts without any relation to storyline or character just to cash in on songs whose popularity was already established. Now perhaps the song actually makes sense to the plot and is not just some musical number randomly inserted so that the Warblers could have more screen time. I’m not really sold on repeating their own songs (which they have already done twice with I Kissed A Girl and Tonight) and no an acoustic version is still the same song, but if it makes sense to the plot I guess it is ok.

  • sisi

    My first thought: seriously glee?
    My second thought: OMG, that is going to make me cry so hard.

  • Indigo

    i regret reading this spoiler now. now that Glee is getting good again, i enjoy the surprises when i watch as oppose to searching for spoilers to convince me to watch the show. from now on, i’m going to try and avoid spoilers!

    but while i’m here, i’ll put my two cents in and say that i’m not a fan of Klaine but i was to begin with. if Blaine is singing this song acousticlly preferably with a guitar, i think i might cry

    • Guest

      good again?! have I been missing episodes!? good episodes!?

      • Indigo

        you probably have. last two episodes were very good actually

  • http://twitter.com/LiamFloyd Liam Floyd

    We all knew this day would come…

  • http://twitter.com/StarkidSims Simone

    hmmmm… this is either good news or bad news…

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    Will it be Kurt breaking up with Blaine, or Blaine breaking up with Kurt?

    • http://twitter.com/Dillon_Mays Dillon Mays

      I’m hoping for Kurt to break up with him.

    • http://www.facebook.com/amber.carney3 Amber Carney

      Kurt with Blaine since I’m imagining this song will be Blaine trying to get him to stay by reminscing on the first time they met and all of their memories since then…with flashbacks. and in glee flashbacks=tears.

    • Mirna Farah

      It’s Blaine with Kurt. That’s what people on set said, and what the photos made it look like.

      A few weeks back, Lea tweeted a photo of her and Darren at the piano, on the double date, and that is when Blaine sings the song. Before the whole park scene.

    • http://twitter.com/MariiaSimon María Simón

      No idea… Just know I’m gonna have a hard time…

  • http://twitter.com/BeccaPhoenix16 Rebecca Feliciano

    I just want some Warblers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712505880 César Arturo Zapata Acevedo

    not the first time they repeat a song. I kissed a girl was on the pilot and then again when Santana got out of the closet

  • RumbleroarLuna

    So everyone’s probably guessing this anyway but before I move to the comments…
    I’m guessing Blaine’s going to go to New York to talk to Kurt and they’ll go to Battery Park for a date and Blaine will take out the guitar he magically learned to play so Darren can show off his skillz and then he’ll sing Teenage Dream and it’ll be all romantic and then they’ll break up and I’ll cry. Maybe.

  • http://twitter.com/jenmariesings Jennifer Marie

    I’m wondering since Blaine sang this when he met Kurt, if him singing it again mean anything for him and Kurt… like an ending. :( OR maybe he tries to win Kurt back after their fight scene? We can only hope.

  • Brianna

    I think that maybe they had their huge fight, and now Blaine is singing the song to Kurt to remind him of how they first met and how good they are together. I think it’ll be a really touching moment, but I know I’ll be bawling my eyes out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/amber.carney3 Amber Carney

    I am looking forward to this because Darren does a gorgeaussss acoustic version of this, but dreadin it sooo much at the same time because of the amount of tears that will be shed in a 3 minute period while this is being sung…I’m picturing Blaine reminding Kurt of when they first met…heck, I’m crying now. ugh.

    • Saskia17

      Someone mentioned that it could be in the scene before the park where they’re in a bar, maybe he sings it there? Either way, I’m expecting to be in tears! I think it could be really good if they do it properly but still terribly sad and awful :P

  • http://hypable.com John Thrasher

    After hearing Darren’s version (how had I not heard it before) I don’t think I’m going to be able to handle this scene, emotionally.

    • thegarbar13

      This is only your first time….? I’m not afraid to admit I have a whole youtube playlist devoted to JUST Darren’s Teenage Dream versions.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5LjimmaO2k&feature=related <– By far the funniest one… MUST watch it all the way through

      • http://www.facebook.com/amber.carney3 Amber Carney

        I loveeee this one!!! :)

  • emily

    People are putting way too much thought into the song choice. He’s singing it again because the singles sales have been down this season.

    • jen

      No one has confirmed that Darren is singing it. It could just as easily be any other character.

  • Corin Boswell

    This is a fabulous version of this song. Very anxious for this episode.

  • http://twitter.com/Speech_Geek Gabby

    Anyone else miss his long hair? It was so majestic….

  • http://about.me/dshana Shana Debusschere

    I love it!!!!!

  • Lauren

    That version is seriously AMAZING! I am going to cry so much during this episode. Kurt and Blaine forever!

  • http://twitter.com/TrueKlainer21 ProudGleek


  • thegarbar13

    If Darren doesnt sing this…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531808242 Courtney Gibson

    In the video he makes the song seem a little sad, which would be perfect in the break up episode. i’ll be excited if it’s Darren singing it with just a piano. they would definitely have another number one on iTunes with that.

  • Miley

    I have no problem with Glee using it again- since Klaine will be breaking up- it’s a touching way to end their relationship with the same way it started. Never will forget the first time Darren was on the show…speechless. This cover is amazing- and the video.

    My one problem is that if Darren won’t be singing- if it’s someone else- I have a real problem. No one new should sing it- if they do- they might loose me as a fan. I have been watching since the pilot- so a lot is weighing on episode four and how it all ends.

  • Vanj203

    Since this version will be in ep 4 when Blaine breaks up with Kurt, my guess is that Kurt sings it alone in his grief remembering Blaine. Does anyone else think it’s weird how quickly this break up happens since Kurt just left Lima for NYC?

  • Claire

    Hooopefully after Kurt and Blaine argue he’ll sing it to Kurt and they’ll fall in love all over again oops feelings

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