Music Friday: Glee Mashup Features ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ Injected With ‘Material Girl’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fantastic tunes with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the lyrics or title. Today’s installment is dedicated to the legions of “Glee” fans who enjoyed the clever mashup of “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and “Material Girl” on the March 7 episode, as well as their parents and grandparents who grew up loving the original versions.


Sung by “Glee” characters Marley and Unique with the New Directions Girls, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” was originally made famous by Marilyn Monroe in 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Cleverly injected into Monroe’s song is 1984’s “Material Girl.” Many will remember that Madonna channeled Monroe in a made-for-MTV number that mimicked the set and costumes of the ‘50s starlet and her male dancers.


The “Glee” cast performed the song for the mashup competition in the episode called “Girls (and Boys) on Film.” The top-rated Fox show, which features the New Directions glee club at a fictional high school in Ohio, is in its fourth season.

In the song, the heroine explains that “A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the fun mashup last month, we’ve got the video at the end of this post. The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend/Material Girl
Written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin/Peter Brown and Robert Rans

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A kiss may be grand but it won’t pay the rental
On your humble flat, or help you feed your owww … Pussy cat

Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end
But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don’t lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend


Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

Come and get me, boys
Black Star, Roscor
Talk to me, Harry Zilder, tell me all about it!

There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer
Thinks you’re awful nice
But get that ice or else no dice

He’s your guy when stocks are high
But beware when they start to descend
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

Let’s make love
Everything’s going so well!

Cause that’s when those louses go back to their spouses!
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

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