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“Glee” cast singing two original songs on upcoming episode

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: So the “Glee” cast is growing tired of being part of primetime television’s version of a cover band?

It’s probably not that extreme, though it is interesting that the show – and its vocal talents – finally are deciding to branch out from musical-theater versions of other people’s hits and attempting to launch a smash hit or two of their own.

Listen to the upcoming “Glee: The Music, Volume 5” CD, which streets on March 8, and you’ll hear two original songs: “Loser Like Me” and “Get It Right.” The first is an upbeat number co-written by Max Martin, while the latter is a ballad sung by Lea Michele. Both will be part of the Tuesday, March 15 episode.

The “Glee” cast have set all kinds of chart records with their versions of other people’s songs. And you’ll be able to hear several of those renditions on “Volume 5,” from Katy Perry’s “Firework” to Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

But can they work that same magic with original tunes? We’ll find out.

The full track listing for Glee: The Music, Volume 5, according to ONTD.com, is:

Thriller/Heads Will Roll
Need You Now

She’s Not There
Fat Bottomed Girls
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Somebody To Love
Take Me or Leave Me
Don’t You Want Me
Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
Get It Right
Loser Like Me

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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