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Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
Gleemadonna
EP by Glee Cast
Released April 20, 2010
Recorded 2010
Length 30:38 (Bonus track included)
Label Columbia Records
Produced by Ryan Murphy, Adam Anders

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.

Reception

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.

Tracklist

Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
# Title Length
1. "Express Yourself" (Performed by Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, Lea Michele, and Naya Rivera) 4:00
2. "Borderline/Open Your Heart" (Performed by Cory Monteith and Lea Michele) 2:17
3. "Vogue" (Performed by Jane Lynch) 5:15
4. "Like a Virgin" (Performed by Cory Monteith, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Naya Rivera) 3:15
5. "4 Minutes" (Performed by Amber Riley and Chris Colfer) 3:11
6. "What It Feels Like for a Girl" (Performed by Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, and Mark Salling) 4:31
7. "Like a Prayer" (Performed by Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Jonathan Groff, and Lea Michele) 5:15
iTunes Bonus Track
# TitleWriter(s)Original Artist(s) Length
8. "Burning Up" (Performed by Jonathan Groff)MadonnaMadonna 3:05

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
AMPROFON Charts 34
ARIA Charts 10
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Irish Albums Chart 5
UK Albums Chart 4
U.S. Billboard 200 1

Gallery

  • Back cover of the EP
  • Disc

Trivia

  • This is the first album tribute album. (The Power of Madonna).
  • This is the first EP released from the show.

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