NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The cast of Fox's critically acclaimed new comedy Glee are ushering in the season with their own unique take on Wham's classic holiday heartbreaker "Last Christmas," available exclusively on iTunes today. Renowned for transforming pop music staples, and reminding a new generation of how great these songs are, Glee's "Last Christmas" is heartwarming and merry. In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, a portion of the proceeds from downloads of "Last Christmas" will be donated to GRAMMY Foundation® to support its GRAMMY In The Schools® education programs, which include GRAMMY Camp®, GRAMMY® Career Day, GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles, GRAMMY Signature Schools and GRAMMY SoundChecks(SM). Through these initiatives, the GRAMMY Foundation offers young people the opportunity to explore careers in the music industry and it recognizes excellence in music education. For more information, visit http://www.grammyintheschools.com.
Glee's music has consistently garnered raves from fans and critics alike for its unique and invigorating style. The debut soundtrack, Glee: The Music, Volume 1 shot to #4 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart when it was released on November 3rd. A second soundtrack, Glee: The Music, Volume 2, will be released on December 8th (see track listings for both volumes below). Fan reactions to the music from Glee have been immediate from the show's debut, the cast's version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" shot to #1 on iTunes Top Songs chart when it was released in May.
The full track listing for "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is as follows:
1. "Don't Stop Believin'" 2. "Can't Fight This Feeling" 3. "Gold Digger" 4. "Take a Bow" 5. "Bust Your Windows" 6. "Taking Chances" 7. "Alone" 8. "Maybe This Time" 9. "Somebody to Love" 10. "Hate On Me" 11. "No Air" 12. "You Keep Me Hangin' On" 13. "Keep Holding On" 14. "Bust a Move" 15. "Sweet Caroline" 16. "Dancing with Myself" 17. "Defying Gravity"
The full track listing for "Glee: The Music, Volume 2" is as follows:
1. "Proud Mary" 2. "Endless Love" 3. "I'll Stand By You" 4. "Don't Stand So Close To Me / Young Girl" 5. "Crush" 6. "(You're) Having My Baby" 7. "Lean On Me" 8. "Don't Make Me Over" 9. "Imagine" 10. "True Colors" 11. "Jump" 12. "Smile" (cover of Lily Allen) 13. "Smile" (cover of Charlie Chaplin) 14. "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" 15. "Don't Rain On My Parade" 16. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" 17. "My Life Would Suck Without You"
Artwork available for download at http://drop.io/GleeAlbumArt
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