This cover of the Rebecca Black
tune was performed by Puck (Mark Salling), Artie (Kevin McHale) and Sam (Chord Overstreet) on the prom episode of Glee
that aired May 10, 2011.
So why did the Fox show decide to cover Black's much-maligned heavily auto-tuned hit? Glee
co-creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter
: "There's a rule for it that's explained in the show. The [glee club] is hired to perform songs for the prom and they were told by the principal to please do popular songs that the kids know. It's songs that supposedly 17-year-olds are performing for other 17-year-olds," he continued. "I think younger kids have a definite reaction to that song. The show pays tribute to pop culture and, love it or hate it, that song is pop culture."