The Troubletones were a glee club based at William McKinley High School. The club was started when Al Motta privately donated enough money to Principal Figgins to allow for the continuation of an additional show choir which heavily featured his daughter, Sugar. In Al Motta's request, Principal Figgins summoned Shelby Corcoran from New York to direct the group.
Will and Shelby have the New Directions and The Troubletones compete in a "Mash Off" to make peace between the teams. However, Santana wages war against the New Directions. The Troubletones sing Rumour Has It/Someone Like You, which ends in Santana slapping Finn Hudson for outing her. (Mash Off)
Finn invites The Troubletones to participate in the New Directions' assignment for the week, in hopes to get Santana comfortable with coming out. (I Kissed a Girl)
Will has Quinn Fabray and Tina Cohen-Chang perform with The Troubletones at Nationals after Mercedes falls ill. Mercedes manages to get better in time for their performance of Edge of Glory. (Nationals)
- Former members
- Temporary members
(Arranged in the chronological order of joining)
|1||Sugar Motta||Quit||2||Creator, Member, Back-up Singer|
|2||Mercedes Jones||5||President, Lead Singer, Costume Designer|
|3||Santana Lopez||7||Member, Lead Singer, Choreographer|
|4||Brittany Pierce||4||Member, Lead Singer, Choreographer|
|13||Quinn Fabray||Temporary||1||Temporary lead singer, dancer|
|14||Tina Cohen-Chang||1||Temporary lead singer, dancer|
- Note: Only known members are listed.
|Candyman||Pot o' Gold||Brittany, Mercedes, Santana, and Sugar|
|Hit Me with Your Best Shot/One Way or Another||Mash Off||Finn and Santana|
|Rumour Has It/Someone Like You||Brittany, Mercedes, and Santana|
|I Kissed a Girl||I Kissed a Girl||Rachel and Santana|
|Survivor/I Will Survive||Hold on to Sixteen||Brittany, Mercedes, Santana, and Sugar|
|What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)||On My Way||Brittany, Mercedes, and Santana|
|Edge of Glory||Nationals||Mercedes, Quinn, Santana, and Tina|
- Sectionals, 2011
- Regionals, 2012
- Nationals, 2012
- Vanessa Lengies as Sugar Motta
- Amber Riley as Mercedes Jones
- Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez
- Heather Morris as Brittany Pierce
- Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran
- Comfort Fedoke
- Jaimie Goodwin
- Athena Perample
- Courtney Galiano
- Brittany Parks
- Hannah Douglass
- Glenda Morales
- Janelle Ginestra
- Originally believed to be called "Pot of Sugar," although Pot o' Gold confirmed the club's actual name as being "The Troubletones."
- In all Troubletones' competition numbers, Santana is the first to sing.
- Rachel is the only girl from New Directions, prior to Season Four, who hasn't been part of The Troubletones at one point in the series.