“Grease: Live,” Fox’s first attempt at a live, televised musical, turned out to be a rockin’ good time. The classic show follows Sandy (Julianne Hough) as she transfers to the same school as her summer fling, Danny (Aaron Tveit), and they experience teenage life in the 1950s. The show was performed Sunday, but luckily, the best numbers can be relived via the internet. Check out some of the top songs from “Grease: Live”:
1. “Greased Lightning” – This “Grease” standard had some lyrical revamping before airing to remove a swear word and some sexual references. Despite changing a few words, Tveit, Carlos PenaVega and their ensemble brought their A-game to this performance. It really shows off the intense choreography from the show.
2. “Grease (Is The Word)” – Pop star Jessie J kicked off the night with this high-energy number. While the movie version had an animated sequence, “Grease: Live” opted to show the audience the obstacle course of sets that their cast would be running through. Jessie belted out the song as she took the audience through the whole set, even the rainy outdoor portions.
3. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” – Vanessa Hudgens was grieving the death of her father Sunday, and if she turned in a less-than-stellar performance as Rydell’s bad girl, Rizzo, she probably wouldn’t have had too many harsh critics. But Hudgens didn’t let her personal tragedy affect her professional life. She turned out to be one of the best performers in “Grease: Live,” and “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” was one of her high points.
4. “Rock n’ Roll Is Here To Stay” – Joe Jonas made a cameo with his band DNCE. The “Cake by the Ocean” performers provided the tunes for the school dance, and they make the dance competition even more fun.
5. “Freddy My Love” – KeKe Palmer’s Marty gets her moment to shine in this dream sequence about her military pen pal. She goes from Rizzo’s sleepover to performing at a USO show, complete with sailors and marines in the audience.
6. “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee” – Unsurprisingly, Rizzo’s other solo was fantastic. Hudgens seems to have fun with Rizzo’s mean-spirited song, and that makes it a delight to watch — until Sandy comes in.
7. “We Go Together” – The closing musical number had just as much energy as the opening. Though there wasn’t a flying car, there was a full-on carnival and the entire cast showed off their best moves. It was the perfect ending.
Which songs from “Grease: Live” did you love? Share your favorites in the comments section below!