Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna was released on April 20, 2010 and contained songs from the Season One episode The Power of Madonna, in which all songs performed are covers of Madonna songs.
The album has been given mixed reviews from critics. Fraser McAlpine of the BBC gave the EP a mixed review, writing: "At its best, it's a loving homage; at worst it's like the re-made pop music retailers play in shops to avoid paying proper royalties." He felt that: "As they are essentially photocopies of the originals, the songs depend on the context of the show to make sense. So listening to the album on musical merits alone is close to pointless." Allmusic's Andrew Leahey rated the album 3.5/5, writing: "It's a short release, but it also holds its ground against the two albums that preceded it, namely because the material is so compatible with the show itself. Madonna's music has always thrived on drama, and it lends itself well to Glee's theater-pop approach, which tends to bring out the cheese in even the most serious of songs.