Music Featured in this Episode:
"Red Solo Cup" by Toby Keith
"Buenos Aires" from Evita
"Survivor" / "I Will Survive" by Destiny's Child / Gloria Gaynor
"ABC" by The Jackson 5
"Control" by Janet Jackson
"Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson
"We Are Young" by fun. feat. Janelle Monáe
Goof: When The Troubletons sing 'We Are Young' with New Directions, Brittany is hugging Rory while singing. As the camera angle changes, she is hugging Mike. It keeps changing as the camera changes.
Quinn: (talking to Mercedes, Santana and Brittany and trying to convince them to come back to Glee club) Do you know what growing up is about? Losing things. In six months, we'll all be gone, scattered.
Mercedes: We'll keep in touch.
Quinn: Yeah, but it won't be the same. When we'll see each other, it'll be on a special occasion. It'll be different. I don't want to grow up yet. I'm not ready to lose you girls.
Mercedes: And what are we supposed to do? Come back to Glee club and sing background for Blaine and Berry until we graduate? I'm not doing that again. We know what it feels like to be out front now.
Quinn: What if Mr. Schue agreed to let the Trouble Tones sing at least one number per competition?
Santana: Well, even if Mr. Schue did agree to that, Rachel never would.
Quinn: What if I told you that they both already did?
Mercedes: I'm listening.
Quinn: Look, I know I went a little crazy. But I'm here now. I'm 17, I have the rest of my life in front of me. I love Glee Club. I love you girls. And when we're 27, or 87, I want us to be able to look back on these next couple months and talk about how it was the best times of our lives. Can't do that if we're not all together. We're doing a big number in the auditorium to celebrate our victory and to prepare for Regionals. We could use a couple more girl voices. Let me know if you hear about anybody who might want to join.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: December 6, 2011 on Global
United Kingdom: December 8, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
Australia: February 3, 2012 on Network TEN
Norway: April 29, 2012 on TV2 Bliss
Czech Republic: October 7, 2012 on Prima LOVE
The title of this episode "Hold on to sixteen" is a line in the John Cougar Mellencamp (as he was known when the song came out)track "Jack and Diane". The song is about growing up.
"Hold on to sixteen as long as you can
Changes coming 'round real soon make us women and men"