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In 2009 a little show debuted called Glee and it wasn't long before it became rather common knowledge that it is a show about singing. Whilst the most epic of the performances have a page, the purpose of this is to document the musical history of the show, rather than televisual. Like most singing groups, each track is released as by "Glee Cast" and guest stars included as featured artists.

Those who are included in "Glee Cast" for credits are named in the albums, line notes explaining that this was originally Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Jenna Ushkowitz, with Max Adler, Charice, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jonathan Groff, Grant Gustin, Dot Marie Jones, Samuel Larsen, Vanessa Lengies, Damien McGinty, Heather Morris, Mike O'Malley, Chord Overstreet, Naya Rivera, Romy Rosemont, Harry Shum Jr., Iqbal Theba, Becca Tobin, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, Laura Dreyfuss, Dean Geyer, Noah Guthrie, Blake Jenner, Oliver Kieran-Jones, Billy Lewis Jr., Alex Newell, Finneas O'Connell, Josie Totahnote , Samantha Marie Ware, Erinn Westbrook, and Marshall Williams being added at later dates.

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For the first four seasons, albums were released periodically throughout that encompassed a variety of songs, but not all of them. However, from season 5 onwards, digital EPs replaced the albums and one was released for nearly every episode (there are seven exceptions, with the first two episodes instead having a shared album). There were also some episodes and songs from prior to season 5 which had an EP release. Though there was an album release for season 4, it was not part of the Glee Volume series and included few songs; instead, every song performed in season 4 by a member of the Glee cast was released as a digital single if not included in another release. For episodes of season 5 which did not get an EP, the songs were released as digital singles.

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    Glee Discography 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 1 (S1 E1-9), November 3rd 2009note 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 2 (S1 E9-13), December 8th 2009
  • Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna, April 20th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers (S1 E14-21), May 18th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals, June 8th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One, September 14th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show, October 19th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album, November 9th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, Best of Season One, November 15th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 4 (S2 E1-9), November 26th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, Love Songs, December 28th 2010note 
  • Glee: Don't Stop Believin' (Pilot), February 4th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 5 (S2 E11-16), March 8th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers, April 19th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 6 (S2 E17-22), May 23rd 2011
  • Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Motion Picture Soundtrack, August 9th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music, Dance Party, August 29th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2, November 11th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 7 (S3 E1-8), December 6th 2011note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album, May 15th 2010note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Complete Season 2, August 28th 2012note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Complete Season 3, August 28th 2012note 
  • Glee: The Music Presents Glease, November 6th 2012note 
  • Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1 (S4 E1-9), November 27th 2012note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 3, December 11th 2012note 
  • Glee Sings The Beatles, music from S5 E1 and E2, September 24th 2013note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 4 (S5 E8), December 3rd 2013note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Complete Season 4, January 14th 2014note 
  • Glee: The Music, Celebrating 100 Episodes, music from 100 and 101, March 25th 2014note 

    Glee Digital EPs 
  • Britney 2.0, September 18th 2012
  • The Quarterback, October 7th 2013note 
  • A Katy or A Gaga, November 12th 2013
  • Movin' Out, November 19th 2013
  • City of Angels, March 11th 2014
  • New New York, April 1st 2014note 
  • Bash, April 4th 2014
  • Tested, April 15th 2014
  • Opening Night, April 22nd 2014
  • The Back Up Plan, April 23rd 2014note 
  • Old Dog, New Tricks, May 6th 2014
  • The Untitled Rachel Berry Project, May 7th 2014
  • Glee: The Music, Loser Like Me, January 5th 2015
  • Glee: The Music, Homecoming, January 5th 2015note 
  • Glee: The Music, Jagged Little Tapestry, January 12th 2015
  • Glee: The Music, The Hurt Locker, January 19th 2015note 
  • Glee: The Music, The Hurt Locker, Part Two, January 26th 2015
  • Glee: The Music, What The World Needs Now Is Love, February 2nd 2015note 
  • Glee: The Music, Transitioning, February 9th 2015
  • Glee: The Music, A Wedding, February 16th 2015
  • Glee: The Music, Child Star, February 23rd 2015
  • Glee: The Music, The Rise and Fall of Sue Sylvester, March 2nd 2015
  • Glee: The Music, We Built This Glee Club, March 9th 2015
  • Glee: The Music, 2009, March 16th 2015note 
  • Glee: The Music, Dreams Come True, March 16th 2015

All songs performed by Glee, sorted by decade.

    Earlier 

1825

c.1850

Late 1800s

  • "La Cucaracha" (influenced by Gipsy Kings version), Glee S3 E12

    1920s 

c.1920

  • "This Little Light of Mine" by Harry Dixon Loes and Avis Burgeson Christiansen, Glee S2 E13

1929

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    1930s 

1931

  • "Dream A Little Dream (Of Me)", by Ozzie Nelson, Glee S1 E19

1936

    1940s 

1944

  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Frank Loesser and Lynn Garland, Glee S2 E10

1945

    1950s 

1954

1955

    1960s 

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

    1970s 

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

  • "Tell Me Something Good" by Rufus and Chaka Khan, Glee S1 E21
  • "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka, Glee S1 E10

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

    1980s 

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

    1990s 

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1998

1999

    2000s 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

    2010s 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

    Songs from Musicals 

From Funny Girl

From West Side Story

From The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in Glee S 2 E 5 The Rocky Horror Glee Show

From Saturday Night Fever, in Glee S 3 E 16 Saturday Night Glee-ver

Other

    Original Songs 

Glee S 2 E 16 Original Song

  • "Hell To The No", by Mercedes
  • "Big Ass Heart", by Puck
  • "Get It Right", by Rachel (and Quinn)
  • "Only Child", by Rachel
  • "Back In My Arms", by Rachel (cut)
  • "Trouty Mouth", by Santana
  • "Loser Like Me", by New Directions; also performed in Glee S 5 E 13 New Directions [Season 2]

Glee S 2 E 22 New York

Other

Season 1

Season 2

  • "Fondue For Two", by Brittany (multiple)
  • "My Headband", by Rachel, Glee S2 E14
  • "It's 10AM and I'm Drunk" by April, Glee S2 E19 (cut)
  • "Nice to Meet You, Have I Slept With You?" by April and Will, Glee S2 E19

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

  • "Glitter Rock Vampire" by Blaine and Elliott, Glee S5 E14
  • "Shakin' My Head" by Mercedes with Brittany, Glee S5 E20

Season 6

Album only

  • "Christmas Eve With You", performed by Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays on Glee: The Christmas Album, Vol. 2 (Season 3)

    Cut Songs 

Recorded but cut

Planned but never recorded

    Other 

Episode/Album Differences

  • In Glee S1 E11, the instrumental version of Dionne Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over" is played, instead of the one sung by Amber Riley that is included on Glee: The Music, Volume 2.
  • In the album version of "Time Warp" from Glee S2 E5, Naya Rivera sings "you're spaced out on sensation, oh" — one of Quinn (Dianna Agron)'s lines from the episode.
  • In Glee S2 E10:
    • Quinn has solo lines in "The Most Wonderful Day of the Year" as well as parts with Sam, Artie, and Brittany. On the album, Dianna Agron is replaced by Chris Colfer singing her parts.
    • "You're a Mean one, Mr Grinch" is sung by k.d. lang and used as effective background music, as well as changing the line to "Sue the Grinch". On the album, the lines are verbatim from the film and the song is a duet with Matthew Morrison.
  • In Glee S3 E19, the parts are rearranged to make it more like three solo parts than a group number (as it is on the album) for Kurt, Rachel, and Blaine on "Big Girls Don't Cry".

DVD Bonuses

  • "Planet, Schmanet, Janet" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and performed by Emma and Carl in Glee S2 E5 is only available as an extra on the Season 2 Volume 1 DVDs.
  • "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt and performed by Santana in Glee S3 E9 was included as a complete song on the Christmas album, but the actual filmed performance (that differs) is on the bonus features of the Complete Season 3 DVDs. It had previously been uploaded but then immediately removed from the official "Glee On FOX" YouTube channel.
  • "Mister Monotony" by Judy Garland that was performed by Will and Sue in Glee S4 E3 had a short preview released but the performance was included as a deleted scene on the Complete Season 4 DVDs.

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