Coldplay Changes Mind on “Glee” Offer
Coldplay is now ready to be part of the “Glee” phenomenon. Chris Martin and the rest of Coldplay have changed their minds about allowing the kids of William McKinley High to sing their songs, paving the way for “Glee” to use the British rockers’ full catalog.
Earlier, Coldplay, along with Canadian singer Bryan Adams, had said no to the producers of “Glee,” contradicting a trend that saw just about every one wanting their songs to be featured on the hit television musical.
Writer and producer Ryan Murphy said that Coldplay has offered all their songs to the show. “Coldplay called a week ago and said, ‘We’re sorry, you can have our catalog’,” Murphy said. Coldplay could soon join a host of top artists whose songs attracted renewed interest after being performed by the “Glee” kids.
A Madonna-themed EP by the Gleeks hit No.1 after it was released while the “Glee” version of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” reached No.4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Last year, 25 “Glee” songs entered the Billboard Top 100 singles chart, the most by a single artist since 1964, when the Beatles charted 31 times.