We’re still only in the first season of “Glee” and already the masterminds behind the hit Fox show are planning the next soundtrack. Glee: The Music, Volume 3 – Showstoppers is expected to drop May 18 and it will feature a number of chart-toppers performed by the beloved cast from the show.
The soundtrack will also feature songs sung by this season’s guest stars, including Kristin Chenoweth, Olivia Newton-John, Neil Patrick Harris and Idina Menzel, according to Idolator.com. Two versions of the soundtrack are expected to be released. The deluxe edition will include Gaga’s “Poker Face” as performed by Menzel, as well as Beck’s classic “Loser.”
Other songs on the soundtrack include the All-American Rejects track “Gives You Hell,” Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and the ’80s classic “Safety Dance,” originally recorded by Men Without Hats. The soundtrack will also cover tunes by the Beatles, Aerosmith and Kiss.
At the “Glee” spring premiere party last week, castmember Jessalyn Gilsig teased about the [artist id="970"]Beck[/artist] cover. “I have a song coming up, which I’m really excited about,” she said. “It’s really, really fun! … It was a Beck song. Isn’t that cool? It’s like a little departure for the show in a very unexpected location and a very unexpected grouping of cast members.”
Fans were able to scoop up the soundtrack to this week’s “Power of Madonna” episode, technically making it the third soundtrack to be released from the show. And with a sequel to the episode in the works , count on the cast to work their magic on some additional classic Madonna tunes.
“The entire cast was amazing,” Madonna herself said about the episode. “They’re all so talented. I especially loved Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) and Kurt Hummel’s (Chris Colfer) characters. Ryan Murphy did a great job bringing all these elements together. [Daughter] Lola loved the show too. I wish I went to a high school like that. … If only.”