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Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers is a soundtrack album by the cast of the American television series Glee. The album contains songs from the second half of the show's first season, except for the episodes "The Power of Madonna" and "Journey to Regionals", songs from which feature on the extended plays Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna and Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals respectively. The album was released on May 18, 2010. Two editions are available: a standard edition containing 14 songs, and a deluxe edition, featuring 20 songs. Showstoppers debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200, selling 136,000 copies in the first week. On November 21, 2010, it was announced that the album won Favorite Soundtrack of the Year at the American Music Awards.

Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
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Soundtrack album by
Released18 May 2010 (2010-05-18)
Recorded2009–2010
GenrePop, rock, show tune, soundtrack
Length54:16 (Standard edition)
72:55 (Deluxe edition)
LabelColumbia / 20th Century Fox TV
ProducerDante Di Loreto (exec.), Brad Falchuk (exec.), Adam Anders, Tim Davis, Peer Åström, Dominick Maita, Ryan Murphy, Ryan Petersen
Glee Cast chronology
Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
(2010)
Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
(2010)
Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Digital Spy4/5 stars[3]

Sales and chart performanceEdit

The album debuted at number one on the American,[4] Australian,[5] Canadian,[6] and Irish charts.[7] It sold 136,000 copies in its first and 63,000 in its second week of release in the US,[4][8] and saw the Glee cast beat the record previously set by The Beatles in 1966, for shortest span between first weeks at number one, just four weeks after they reached number one with the extended play Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna.[9] In Canada, 14,000 copies were sold in the first week of release,[10] and 9,400 in the second.[11] The album has been certified platinum in Australia and Ireland, and gold in the United States.[12][13][14]

Each of the songs included on the album were released as singles, available for digital download.[15] The best-performing were "Gives You Hell", charting at the top position in Ireland,[16] "Total Eclipse of the Heart", which charted at number 9 in the United Kingdom[17] and number 16 in the US,[18] and "Jessie's Girl" at number eight in Australia[19] and number ten in Canada.[18] 134,000 copies of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" were purchased in the US in its first week of release, making it the series' second best sales week ever to that point, with only the début single "Don't Stop Believin'" registering bigger sales in its first week.[20] "Jessie's Girl" has been certified gold in Australia, the first single to have reached this certification since "Don't Stop Believin'".[21] Comparing the singles' chart positions with prior charted versions, Billboard noted that by reaching number 26, the Glee cast version of "Dream On" surpassed the original Aerosmith version, which peaked at number 59 in 1973 (but was re-released in 1976 and reached number 6).[9] The cast's cover of "Physical" saw Olivia Newton-John make her first Hot 100 appearance since her remake of "I Honestly Love You" reached number 99 in 1998.[22]

Track listingEdit

Standard editionEdit

Unless otherwise indicated, Information is taken from Liner Notes[23]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."Hello, Goodbye" (featuring Amber Riley, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele)John Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles3:29
2."Gives You Hell" (featuring Lea Michele)Nick Wheeler, Tyson RitterThe All-American Rejects3:26
3."Hello" (Lea Michele featuring Jonathan Groff)Lionel RichieLionel Richie3:32
4."One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home" (Matthew Morrison featuring Kristin Chenoweth)Burt Bacharach, Hal David / Bacharach, DavidThe 5th Dimension / Dionne Warwick[A]4:42
5."Beautiful" (featuring Amber Riley)Linda PerryChristina Aguilera3:59
6."Physical" (Jane Lynch featuring Olivia Newton-John)Steve Kipner, Terry ShaddickOlivia Newton-John3:18
7."Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith featuring Jonathan Groff)Jim SteinmanBonnie Tyler4:24
8."Lady Is a Tramp" (featuring Mark Salling and Amber Riley)Richard Rodgers, Lorenz HartMitzi Green in the musical Babes in Arms2:46
9."One" (featuring Lea Michele and Cory Monteith)Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.[24]U23:56
10."Dream On" (Matthew Morrison featuring Neil Patrick Harris)Steven TylerAerosmith4:34
11."The Safety Dance" (featuring Kevin McHale)Ivan DoroschukMen Without Hats3:19
12."I Dreamed a Dream" (Lea Michele featuring Idina Menzel)Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc NatelRose Laurens (French) and Patti LuPone (English) in the musical Les Misérables3:08
13."Give Up the Funk" (featuring Chris Colfer and Amber Riley)Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, William “Bootsy” CollinsParliament4:25
14."Bad Romance" (featuring Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron and Amber Riley)Stefani Germanotta, Nadir KhayatLady Gaga4:54

Deluxe editionEdit

Unless otherwise indicated, Information is taken from Liner Notes[25]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."Hello, Goodbye" (featuring Amber Riley, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele)John Lennon, Paul McCartneyThe Beatles3:29
2."Gives You Hell" (featuring Lea Michele)Nick Wheeler, Tyson RitterThe All-American Rejects3:26
3."Hello" (Lea Michele featuring Jonathan Groff)Lionel RichieLionel Richie3:32
4."A House Is Not a Home" (featuring Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith)Burt Bacharach, Hal DavidDionne Warwick2:55
5."One Less Bell to Answer / A House Is Not a Home" (Matthew Morrison featuring Kristin Chenoweth)Bacharach, David / Bacharach, DavidThe 5th Dimension / Dionne Warwick[A]4:42
6."Beautiful" (featuring Amber Riley)Linda PerryChristina Aguilera3:59
7."Home" (featuring Kristin Chenoweth)Charlie SmallsStephanie Mills in the musical The Wiz3:31
8."Physical" (Jane Lynch featuring Olivia Newton-John)Steve Kipner, Terry ShaddickOlivia Newton-John3:18
9."Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Mark Salling, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith featuring Jonathan Groff)Jim SteinmanBonnie Tyler4:24
10."Lady Is a Tramp" (featuring Mark Salling and Amber Riley)Richard Rodgers, Lorenz HartMitzi Green in the musical Babes in Arms2:46
11."One" (featuring Lea Michele and Cory Monteith)Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.[24]U23:56
12."Rose's Turn" (featuring Chris Colfer)Jule Styne, Stephen SondheimEthel Merman in the musical Gypsy2:00
13."Dream On" (Matthew Morrison featuring Neil Patrick Harris)Steven TylerAerosmith4:34
14."The Safety Dance" (featuring Kevin McHale)Ivan DoroschukMen Without Hats3:19
15."I Dreamed a Dream" (Lea Michele featuring Idina Menzel)Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, Jean-Marc NatelRose Laurens (French) and Patti LuPone (English) in the musical Les Misérables3:08
16."Loser" (featuring Mark Salling, Cory Monteith, Kent Avenido, Jessalyn Gilsig and Stephen Tobolowsky)Beck Hansen, Carl StephensonBeck3:47
17."Give Up the Funk" (featuring Chris Colfer and Amber Riley)Jerome Brailey, George Clinton, William “Bootsy” CollinsParliament4:25
18."Beth" (featuring Mark Salling and Cory Monteith)Peter Criscuola, Robert Ezrin, Paul Stanley, Stan PenridgeKiss2:37
19."Poker Face" (Lea Michele featuring Idina Menzel)Stefani Germanotta, Nadir KhayatLady Gaga3:39
20."Bad Romance" (featuring Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron and Amber Riley)Germanotta, KhayatLady Gaga4:54
Notes

PersonnelEdit

Sources:[23][25][27]

Charts and certificationsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Release date Edition(s)
Canada May 18, 2010 Standard, Deluxe[37]
United States Standard, Deluxe[38]
Australia May 21, 2010 Deluxe[39]
Ireland Deluxe[40]
New Zealand Deluxe[41]
United Kingdom May 24, 2010 Deluxe[42]
Japan May 28, 2010 Standard[43]
June 4, 2010 Deluxe[44]
Hong Kong June 21, 2010 Deluxe[45]
Taiwan June 29, 2010 Deluxe[46]
Brazil August 18, 2010 Standard, Deluxe[47]
Italy October 4, 2011 Standard[48]

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