Fox and Columbia Records announced plans today to release a soundtrack to my favorite new show of the fall, Glee, with quite an eclectic track listing.
- “Don’t Stop Believin’”
- “Can’t Fight This Feeling”
- “Gold Digger”
- “Take a Bow”
- “Bust Your Windows”
- “Taking Chances”
- “Maybe This Time”
- “Somebody to Love”
- “Hate On Me”
- “No Air”
- “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”
- “Keep Holding On”
- “Bust a Move”
- “Sweet Caroline”
- “Dancing with Myself”
- “Defying Gravity”
Being a Glee fanatic—and lucky enough to have visited the set twice so far—I have some info on a few of the tracks you might be wondering about.
“Gold Digger” appears in the series premiere, airing Sept. 9 at 9pm, with Will (Matthew Morrison) taking lead vocals during a glee club rehearsal. While it sounds like it could be a hot mess, the whole performance is actually quite charming. Rachel (Lea Michele) performs Rihanna’s “Take a Bow” as the capper to the same episode. Fantastic. Rachel also tackles “No Air,” a duet between her and Finn (Cory Montieth), as well as Wicked‘s “Defying Gravity,” with Kurt (Chris Colfer). “Bust Your Windows” was already released on Hulu and is a Mercedes (Amber Riley) showstopper. Mercedes handles the cover of Jill Scott’s “Hate on Me,” a number I saw performed live and it is AH-MAZING. “Keep Holding On” is a big group number pegged to a twist involving cheerleader Quinn (Dianna Argon). And I believe “Bust a Move” is another Will number.
What do you think of these song selections, Music Mix-ers? Will you buy the Glee soundtrack? And how excited for the September 9th premiere are you?
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