'Glee' to Add Coldplay Music

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Chris Martin of Coldplay, Rachel Berry of Glee
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Patrck Darcy

Maybe it's a bid for popularity with the jocks or a classic case of peer pressure, but Brit-rockers Coldplay have granted high school musical-comedy sensation Glee access to their entire hit-laden catalog, after initially refusing the Fox TV show's request.

"At the beginning [of the series]," Glee-creator Ryan Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, "a lot of people didn't know what we were and asked to see pages [in advance], but I refused because I didn't want to set precedent of them having any [artist] involvement.My favorite rejection was Bryan Adams. Coldplay and Bryan Adams were really the only rejections.But Coldplay called a week ago and said, 'We're sorry, you can have our catalog.'"

The change of heart makes sense for Chris Martin and Co., whose collection of tender alt-rock seems poised for transformation into memorable (and chart-topping!) Glee moments.Glee's cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" rocketed up the iTunes charts and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart; the album Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers and the EP Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

So what would we like to see when Coldplay meets Glee next season? "Trouble" would make a lovely, and uncharacteristically introspective, Lea Michele-sung power ballad. "In My Place" or "The Scientist" could soar as a group ditty. And Sue Sylvester could choreograph the hell out of a cheerleading sequence to an absurdly camp rendition of "Viva la Vida."

How do you see Coldplay classics playing out next season?Let us know in the comments section!

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