Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers

Common Sense Media says

The TV show may be iffy, but latest songs are OK for kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Following the leads of Volumes 1 and 2, Volume 3 includes overall positive messages about life, love, and dreaming big.

Positive role models

Both the characters and cast have continued to exhibit overall positive behaviors during the show's second season.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Olivia Newton-John's classic song, "Physical," includes some light sexual references. For example, "I been patient, I been good, trying to keep my hands on the table / It's getting hard just holding back, you know what I mean."

Language

One song, "Gives You Hell," repeats the h-word throughout.

Consumerism

Promotes the TV show.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD is another largely clean collection of music from the TV show. Though some songs contain mildly suggestive lyrics -- for instance, Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" -- they're mostly free of adult content and explicit language.

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Kids say

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?

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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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Glee Cast
Release date:May 18, 2010
Label:Columbia
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old October 31, 2011
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cece song

this is good for ever one to wacth!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byHajile May 19, 2011
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GLEE!

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Great messages
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Teen, 14 years old Written bykarley Quick April 18, 2011
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sounds good
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