The TV cast has been recording the songs in advance, so it won't be a technically be a true soundtrack—that is, taken from the actual track on the film of the special. But it will contain all the same performers, arrangements, etc.
The album will be available digitally on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 PM ET/PT, to coincide with the start of the three-hour live event on FOX. A special pre-order from Republic Records is available now and includes the option to download immediately Jessie J’s “Grease (Is the Word)” written by Barry Gibb. In addition to the digital release, Target will have the exclusive CD package with four bonus tracks released on March 4.
The recording features the show’s cast performing classics from the original Broadway musical, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and the 1978 Paramount film, plus two original tracks written by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey performed by Carly Rae Jepsen and DNCE, and an original track written and performed by DNCE.
The cast features Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carlos PenaVega, Keke Palmer, Kether Donohue, Jordan Fisher, Andrew Call, David Del Rio, Boyz II Men and others. Grammy Award®-nominated pop singer Jessie J leads off the album with her rendition of the film's theme song “Grease (Is the Word)."
Here is a complete track list:
Standard CD Tracks:
1. "Grease (Is The Word)"
2. "Summer Nights"
3. "Freddy My Love"
4. "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee"
5. "Greased Lightnin'"
6. "Those Magic Changes"
7. "All I Need Is An Angel"
8. "Beauty School Dropout"
9. "Cake By The Ocean"
10. "Maybe (Baby)"
11. "Born To Hand Jive"
12. "Hopelessly Devoted To You"
14. "There Are Worse Things I Could Do"
15. "You're The One That I Want"
16. "We Go Together"
Bonus Tracks for Target Exclusive:
17. "Rock N' Roll Party Queen"
18. "Rock N' Roll Is Here To Stay"
19. "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee (Reprise)"
20. "Grease (Is The Word)" — Karaoke Version