A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
Back for its second season, Glee continues to thrill audiences young and old with both its storylines and musical performances. GLEE: THE MUSIC, VOLUME 3 SHOWSTOPPERS is the first compilation of songs from the second season, featuring fourteen tracks from a range of heavy-hitting contemporary and older artists, including Lady GaGa, the Beatles, All American Rejects, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, U2, and even Olivia Newton-John. Though they represent a range of styles, each song shares a commonly clean theme, with little in the way of references to sex, substances, or other mature content.
Is it any good?
The Glee cast ups its creative game with this album, turning in inspired performances that go beyond just solid vocals. On the Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye," for example, the cast effects some excellent harmonizing. They also go all the way from tackling '80s classics like Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" to the show tune "Lady is a Tramp" from the 1937 Rodgers and Hart musical Babes In Arms.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why the show's writers and producers would have chosen these particular tunes for this compilation. How do the songs match up with the themes of each episode?
What other song choices would also do a good job of describing the topics covered on the show? Do you have to watch the show to appreciate these songs?