All Out of Love – Glee Cast [music review]

“I’m all out of love, I’m so lost without you. I know you were right, believing for so long.  I’m all out of love, what am I without you.  I can’t be too late, to say that I was so wrong.”

Just when I think Glee is losing its touch, BOOM!  They hit me with a song cover that leads me to buy it right after the episode, as well as renewing my love for the original.

All Out Of Love was released by Air Supply in February 1980, just a month before their album Lost in Love, the record the song was off of, was released.  The song quickly rose on the charts, reaching #2 on the Hot 100 and #5 on the Adult Contemporary charts in the United States.

The song has been featured numerous times in television shows and movies and has been covered by numerous artists – it was really only a matter of time before Glee got its hands on this wildly popular song.

As always, when Glee covers a song that I love, it’s hit or miss.  With this song, they knocked my expectations out of the park!  It was a beautiful cover, showcasing Glee newcomers Mason (Billy Lewis Jr.), Madison (Laura Dreyfuss) and Jane (Samantha Marie Ware).  What made the performance enjoyable in the show was the reaction of one Sue Sylvester, whom we see having an emotional breakdown during the song as it’s off her personal playlist of emotionally-vulnerable songs.  But it also helps that the voices of the six glee kids on stage meshed so well together for this song, even if you’re not a Gleek this version of the song is not one to miss!  Heck, you might find yourself crying like one Sue Sylvester.

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This song has been the highlight of this season of Glee, at least for me.  I still don’t think Glee is anywhere where it used to be and I don’t know if it will ever get back there.  There are only a few weeks left before the era is over.  I just hope they can pull out a few more performances as amazing as this one was.  Their version of All Out Of Love is proof that you don’t need a flashy routine for a killer performance.

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