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CAST VERSIONS OF "JUMP" AND "SMILE" AMONG SONGS FEATURED IN "GLEE" WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, ON FOX
Columbia Records and Twentieth Century Fox Television today released select songs on iTunes featured in this week's episode of GLEE, including cast versions of Van Halen's "Jump," Lily Allen's "Smile" and Charlie Chaplin's "Smile."
In this week's all-new episode, airing Wednesday, Dec. 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, the Glee Club is left out of the yearbook because of budget cuts, and everyone seems to be relieved that they won't have to suffer the ridicule of years past. Everyone except RACHEL (Lea Michele), that is, who wants her legacy cemented in print. Meanwhile, QUINN (Dianna Agron) makes it her mission to be in the Cheerios yearbook photo, and WILL (Matthew Morrison) and TERRI's (Jessalyn Gilsig) relationship is shaken to its core.
In addition to these new songs, cast versions of Destiny's Child's "Bootylicious," John Lennon's "Imagine," Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," Diana Ross and Lionel Richie's "Endless Love," The Pretenders' "I'll Stand By You," Jennifer Paige's "Crush," Paul Anka's "(You're) Having My Baby," Bill Withers' "Lean On Me," Ike & Tina Turner's "Proud Mary," "Defying Gravity" from Broadway's "Wicked," Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself," Young MC's "Bust A Move," Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," Sisqo's "Thong Song," Jill Scott's "Hate On Me," The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On," Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown's "No Air," Avril Lavigne's "Keep Holding On," Queen's "Somebody To Love," Heart's "Alone," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," "Maybe This Time" from "Cabaret," C�line Dion's "Taking Chances," Rihanna's "Take A Bow," Carrie Underwood's "Last Name," Jazmine Sullivan's "Bust Your Windows," Kanye West's "Gold Digger," REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling," Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" and Duffy's "Mercy," as well as mash-ups of The Police's "Don't Stand So Close To Me" with Gary Puckett and the Union Gap's "Young Girl," Broadway's "Hair" with Beyonc�'s "Crazy in Love," Bon Jovi's "It's My Life" with Usher's "Confessions Part II" and Beyonc�'s "Halo" with Katrina and the Waves' "Walking on Sunshine," are also available for purchase via all digital service providers.
"Glee: The Music, Volume 1," which features music heard in the first season of the series, is currently available for purchase. Released on November 3, the album sold in excess of 113,000 units in its first week alone and garnered an astounding No. 4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. And for fans who just can't get enough of GLEE's high-spirited music, "Glee: The Music, Volume 2" hits stores on Tuesday, Dec. 8.
GLEE, the genre-defying new musical comedy series, follows an optimistic teacher who � against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach � attempts to save McKinley High's Glee Club from obscurity while helping a group of aspiring underdogs realize their true star potential. Starring Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz, GLEE is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are co-creators of the series. Murphy, Falchuk and Dante Di Loreto serve as executive producers, while Ian Brennan serves as co-executive producer.