‘Glee’ Takes The ‘Journey to Regionals’ In Tonight’s Finale

Becky Bain | June 8, 2010 1:30 pm

Give or take about five minutes have passed since the last Glee soundtrack was released, which means we’re way overdue for another album filled with Gleeked-out Top 40 hits! Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals drops today, the same day as (sniff) the Season 1 finale.

Oh, Glee, you’ve taken us on a wild, musical-and-plot-hole-filled ride these past 12 months. Despite all our complaints, we’re going to miss you. But let’s not think about that yet, because we’ve still got an hour-long episode with six rockin’ songs to look forward to tonight! Your “Journey” song spoiler after the jump. (And here’s your first spoiler: Journey is featured. A lot.)

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Glee-Cast-To-Sir-With-Love.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – To Sir, With Love” dl=”0″]

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Glee-Cast-Somewhere-Over-The-Rainbow.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Somewhere Over the Rainbow” dl=”0″]

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Glee-Cast-Faithfully.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Faithfully” dl=”0″]

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Glee-Cast-Dont-Stop-Believin-Regionals-Version.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast – Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version)” dl=”0″]

[wpaudio url=”//idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Glee-Cast-Bohemian-Rhapsody.mp3″ text=”Glee Cast feat. Jonathan Groff – Bohemian Rhapsody” dl=”0″]

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SO MUCH JOURNEY. We can thank The Sopranos series finale for that, we guess. Regardless, all three tracks are pretty great, and as we mentioned last time, Lea Michele has never sounded better than on “Faithfully.”

In non-Journey-song news, Vocal Adrenaline’s gorgeous “Bohemian Rhapsody” proves that New Directions isn’t the only show choir that can blow the roof off a Queen number! Matthew Morrison showcases some sweet vocals on Israel Kamakawiwoʻole’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, although we think it would pack more of a punch if we still didn’t fondly remember Jason Castro singing it back on American Idol Season 7.

Including “To Sir, With Love” was an inspired choice on Ryan Murphy’s part, as the 1967 movie of the same name featured students singing this thank-you song to their teacher for caring about them, which is exactly the same ode the glee club kids should be giving to Mr. Schuester.

Check out a preview video of Lea, Cory and the Glee kids performing Journey’s “Faithfully” right here.