Glee: The Music, Volume 4 is an album that was released on November 30, 2010. It contained 18 songs, starting from Audition. Songs from The Rocky Horror Glee Show are not featured on the album, as they were already included on Glee: The Music, The Rocky Horror Glee Show (similar to the Season One episode, The Power of Madonna, as all those Madonna songs were released on a separate CD).
The album received mixed reviews from most critics. According to MTV News," Empire State of Mind lacked gravitas and the Washington Post thought it was "maybe-trying-too-hard." However, the latter also deemed Billionaire the best performance of the episode. Artists like Alicia Keys and Travie McCoy approved of their songs covered, while Spears was impressed with the cover of Stronger and Hayley Williams complimented Lea Michele's vocals on The Only Exception and Katy Perry praised Darren Criss' vocals for the a cappella version of Teenage Dream and Cee-Lo Green expressed flattery of Gwyneth Paltrow performing his song.
|Glee: The Music, Volume 4|
|1.||"Empire State of Mind" (Performed by Amber Riley, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Mark Salling, and Naya Rivera)||Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane't Sewell, Jay-Z, Sylvia Robinson||Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys||4:37|
|2.||"Billionaire" (Performed by Chord Overstreet, Kevin McHale, and Mark Salling)||Travie McCoy, Bruno Mars, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence||Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars||3:31|
|3.||"Me Against the Music" (Performed by Heather Morris and Naya Rivera)||Britney Spears, Madonna, Christopher Stewart, Penelope Magnet, Thabiso Nikhereanye, Terius Nash, Gary O'Brien||Britney Spears feat. Madonna||3:45|
|4.||"Stronger" (Performed by Kevin McHale)||Max Martin, Rami||Britney Spears||3:23|
|5.||"Toxic" (Performed by Heather Morris, Jenna Ushkowitz, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Naya Rivera)||Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg||Britney Spears||3:24|
|6.||"The Only Exception" (Performed by Lea Michele)||Hayley Williams, Josh Farro||Paramore||4:26|
|7.||"I Want to Hold Your Hand" (Performed by Chris Colfer)||John Lennon, Paul McCartney||The Beatles||2:36|
|8.||"One of Us" (Performed by Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Lea Michele)||Eric Bazilian||Joan Osborne||4:01|
|9.||"River Deep, Mountain High" (Performed by Amber Riley and Naya Rivera)||Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich||Ike & Tina Turner||3:32|
|10.||"Lucky" (Performed by Chord Overstreet and Dianna Agron)||Jason Mraz, Colbie Calliat, Timothy Fagan||Jason Mraz & Colbie Calliat||3:07|
|11.||"One Love (People Get Ready)" (Performed by Kevin McHale and Mark Salling)||Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield||Bob Marley & The Wailers||2:34|
|12.||"Teenage Dream" (Performed by Darren Criss)||Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Benjamin Levin, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald||Katy Perry||3:40|
|13.||"Forget You" (Performed by Amber Riley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin McHale and Naya Rivera)||Cee Lo Green, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Brody Brown||Cee Lo Green||3:41|
|14.||"Marry You" (Performed by Chord Overstreet, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and Lea Michele)||Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine||Bruno Mars||3:44|
|15.||"Sway" (Performed by Matthew Morrison)||Pablo Beltran Ruiz||Pablo Beltran y Su Orchestra||3:09|
|16.||"Just the Way You Are" (Performed by Cory Monteith)||Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Khalil Walton, Khari Cain||Bruno Mars||3:40|
|17.||"Valerie" (Performed by Naya Rivera)||Dave McCabe, The Zutons||The Zutons||3:33|
|18.||"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" (Performed by Amber Riley, Chord Overstreet, Dianna Agron, and Naya Rivera)||Franke Previte, John DeNicola, Donald Markowitz||Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes||4:37|
The album charted at number five on the Billboard 200 and number two on the Billboard Soundtrack Charts.