The Madonna-themed 'Glee' EP: Truly Madge-ical?

madonna_gleeImage Credit: Glee: Carin Baer/FOX; Madonna: Sylvain Gaboury/PRThe holy alliance more than five months in the making has finally arrived: Glee‘s Madgesty-themed mini-album, The Power of Madonna will hit stores April 20, like a show-choir meteor (or should we say, lucky star).

The task of cherrypicking seven tracks from La Ciccone’s massive catalog is a bit of a shuffle-button Sophie’s Choice; but did they choose wisely? See the tracklisting after the jump:

The Power of Madonna Track Listing

1. Express Yourself

2. Borderline/Open Your Heart

3. Vogue

4. Like A Virgin

5. 4 Minutes

6. What It Feels Like For A Girl

7. Like A Prayer

Now, we can guess who might trilling “Like a Virgin” (the barn door on everything but the “Like” has closed on this preggo), and “What It Feels Like for a Girl” undoubtedly belongs to Rachel (Lea Michele), unless they go rogue with a bold move like Sue (Jane Lynch) or Kurt (Chris Colfer).

Though these seven songs are pretty career-encompassing for Madge, I can’t lie; I would not be mad at a little “La Isla Bonita” (you only need one tenuous reason for maracas and an onstage margarita machine); and while we’re talking “Express Yourself,” I say go video-thematic (monocles! pinstripe crotch grabs! bohunk prison choreography!).

We turn to you now, Gleeks: Are you fully Into the Groove on this one, or perhaps feeling a little Borderline? You’ve got approximately four weeks—April 20—until both the EP and the episode arrive; in the meantime, tell us which cast member(s) you see doing each song, and why.

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  • Geo

    Looks like a pretty good line up to me. I can’t wait until this episode!!!

    • Tim

      Damn, that pic of Madge isn’t flattering. She is starting to have the puffed-up, plastic mask look of women who get too much plastic surgery. I love Madonna and her music, and I wish she would’ve refrained from those awful cheekbones implants and that much botox…

    • Sasha Grey

      I think Glee is one of the most over rated, worst hit we have seen in a wile.
      @ Geo – I hope you have something better to look forward to than this episode.
      @ Tim – Thanks for your thoughtful insight, gag. How do you feel about Nicole kidman and Megan Fox?

    • Nick T

      Yeah, they’re just missing Erotica. I’m sure families would love that.

  • Rock Golf

    Now, we know who probably won’t be trilling “Like a Virgin” (that barn door has closed for this preggo)…”
    You’ve got it exactly backwards! The song only make sense when sung by a NON-virgin. “You make me feel shiny and new like a virgin”. Well, really virgins always feel that way.

    • Fridge

      What about Will’s wife Terri? Maybe she sings it to him to try and get him back? Do we know what’s happening with Terri at all?

    • StrawberryFields737

      Like a Virgin is being sung by 6 people: Will, Emma, Finn, Santana, Rachel, and Jesse (Jon Groff.)

      • gianna

        jon groff=loveee!

  • Fridge

    Hmmm…there was a spoiler earlier that said Sue was going to be singing Vogue after Kurt and Mercedes gave her a makeover, I believe. I’m going to say Sue sings “Vogue”, Rachel sings “Like a Prayer”, maybe they’ll have Emma sing “Like a Virign”? Not too sure on the rest yet but I can’t wait for the episode and the album!

    • Kal

      I think Emma is singing “Like a Virgin.”

      • ashley

        yea emma and will are singing “like a virgin” he said that in the paley fest interview

    • LAJackie

      Yes, Sue is singing Vogue. They talked about it at the PaleyFest panel.

      • Yesenia

        There is a preview where Rachel sings Like a Prayer and then they cut to a choir and the rest of the cast on the stage so I’m guessing that’s a group performance at the end of the episode. The BIG number to close with.

    • Beth

      Can Emma sing? Cus if not please don’t sing lol…

  • Kay

    Sue Sylvester + Vogue = AWESOME!

  • pop

    i think kurt would sing “what it feels like for a girl” based of the lyrics of that song

  • RJ

    I can think of a few other Madonna songs I like better but I guess in terms of working it into the show this is a good list. I’ll be happy either way just as long as the show is on the air!

  • i know art

    Have you clicked on the link to Amazon? The cover of the EP is awesome.

  • Amiee

    Didn’t Justin Timberlake sing with Madonna on 4 minutes? Is it too much to hope that Will is going to be a part of this one?

  • Ambient Lite

    What? No “Papa Don’t Preach” for Quinn?!?

    • AJ

      Already done, while babysitting with Puck. It was good, included some of the moves from the video.

    • Dav

      Didn’t she already sing that in the first half of the season?

    • Ambient Lite

      Oh, I totally forgot! Thanks.

    • tex

      uh, she already did that one

      • Ambient Lite

        Uh, yeah. I know that now. ^ See?? ^

      • toysrdave

        which is why it should be on the EP

    • Shamus N.

      They should put that on as a bonus track.

    • Beth

      DONE! How did you miss that one? Must not be a true GLEEK…;)

  • Marianne

    Well from the promos, it looks like Express Yourself is done by cheerleaders, or maybe thats to throw us off.

    Anyway it sounds like Dianna’s voice at the beginning.

    • tex

      Its Lea’s

  • AJ

    Amber Riley (Mercedes) is gonna *kill* at the end of “Like a Prayer.” I am already expecting tears for “WIFLfaG.”

  • tex

    considering the latest promo I dont think anything will trump like a prayer.

  • Jase

    I could’ve done without 4 Minutes. I like it ok, but it certainly isnt Madonna’s best. 90’s Madonna was basically ignored – throw in Take A Bow, and ixnay 4 mintues.

    • Damion

      As much as I see your point, the songs chosen need to be part of a story and thus lyrical content is what is relevant, not chronology…

    • Tim

      90’s Madonna is not ignored: VOGUE came out in 1990, although it was only her second biggest hit from that era; her # 1 selling/most played nineties song was Take A Bow…

      • Kevin

        Take a Bow was her longest-running #1 in the 90’s (and ever) in America, but it wasn’t her top-selling single of the decade. “Vogue” sold 2 million and “Justify My Love” sold 1 million.

        “Take a Bow” was one of twelve additional gold (1/2 million) singles she had over the course of the decade. (More than she had in the eighties, amazingly enough.)

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  • Damion

    OMG OMG OMG, I so cannot wait. Featuring the most important music artist in history is going to make history! :)

    • Nathan

      Yeah, she’s not.

      • Kevin

        She’s up there, though.

    • Yoja

      I want some of what you’ve been smoking, Damion.

  • john

    where’s “Hung Up”!?!?!? best madonna song ever!!!!!!

    • ak

      quinn totally doing borderline

      • Glee-tastic!

        I see Terri singing Borderline as she’s stalking Will and Emma.

    • Glee-tastic!

      I too love Hung Up and would have loved hearing Kurt sing it about his Finn crush. But I can totally see Will doing Timberlake’s part in 4 Minutes. I’m not familiar with the what it feels like for a girl so they could have left that one off for me.

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