Warblers rule: April 19 CD album has a lucky 13 songs

We knew the Dalton Academy Warblers had performed 10 songs so far on Glee. We also knew they’d get their own album on CD April 19, titled Glee: The Music Presents The Warblers. And we knew that since the Warblers lost at Regionals, they might not be featured much in season two’s closing six episodes.

What we didn’t know, until today, is that the new Warblers album will have a lucky 13 songs, and those extra three tracks are as follows: What Kind of Fool (Barbra Streisand), Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? (Rod Stewart’s catchy sell-out to late-’70s disco) and, finally, the best of the unsung bunch, Somewhere Only We Know, by British group Keane.

What an incredibly beautiful song — romantic, wistful and with one of the great melodies in recent years. I can’t wait to hear the Warblers’ rendition. But then, I can’t wait to hear anything by Dalton Academy’s finest male acapella group — and I don’t care if they change the color of their jackets’ piping or not.

Warblers rule — and so does Glee, with almost a million downloads in the past week, mostly from the Original Song episode, whose Loser Like Me is #2 and Get It Right is #5 on the charts. And while I think the feuding between Glee’s producers and the music groups which spurn them is silly (Ryan Murphy, why not just ignore them?), I’m compelled to point out that such groups, in order to thumb their nose at Glee, fail to get the royalties they’d have earned if they’d let this masterful show take a shot at their songs. Their loss.

Meanwhile, I’m eager for April and Somewhere Only We Know — which should be our great gain. That’s reason enough, in itself, to be glad it’s finally spring.

Here’s the complete Warblers track list:

  1. Teenage Dream
  2. Hey Soul Sister
  3. Bills, Bills, Bills
  4. Silly Love Songs
  5. When I Get You Alone
  6. Animal
  7. Misery
  8. Blackbird
  9. Candles
  10. Raise Your Glass
  11. Somewhere Only We Know
  12. What Kind of Fool
  13. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
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