Christmas singles, second albums, and original songs: Glee music news round-up
A feature article from Billboard this past Friday discussed how Glee is changing the face of music on TV, from its ridiculously high iTunes sales, to its potential summer concert tours. The article also included a few new Glee music scoops, so let’s highlight those, shall we?:
- The cast will be releasing a Christmas single (a cover of Wham’s “Last Christmas”) in mid-November that won’t appear on the show. I’m a huge Christmas music lover so I’m excited about this, although “Last Christmas” is one of those horribly overplayed songs, so I’m really hoping they can give it a good new spin.
- A second Glee: The Music album will hit stores before just over a month after the first one. Glee: The Music, Volume 2 drops on December 8. (Don’t forget that Volume 1 is out on November 3!) While the track list for the second album has not been officially released, a rumoured list has been floating around the web and can be seen here on the New York Post. Be warned that this is not yet official, but that if it is, this 17-song track list would be a spoiler for likely the majority of the songs to be included in future episodes of this season.
- Although up until this point Glee has only used cover songs in its episodes, co-creator Ryan Murphy has plans to change that for at least one episode in spring 2010. Murphy says that an episode is in the works called “Original Song,” in which Mr. Schue will ask the kids to write their own piece of music. Diane Warren, a popular pop and country music songwriter who has penned such hits as Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time,” Christina Aguilera’s “I Turn to You,” and Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” will write two ballads for the episode.