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Copacabana
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Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Four
Released: March 18, 2013
By: Barry Manilow
Sung by: Sam Evans with New Directions
Place: The Choir Room
Episode: Guilty Pleasures
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Copacabana by Barry Manilow is featured in Guilty Pleasures, the seventeenth episode of Season Four. It is sung by Sam, with the New Directions singing back-up. 

In the boys locker room, Sam reveals to Blaine that his guilty pleasure is Barry Manilow. He latterly nervously reveals this to the New Directions, who are slightly dubious about it. However, Sam sticks to his word and begins to perform the song, dressed in Manilow's signature outfit. After initial awkwardness, Brittany gets up to dance with him and grabs Jake, who brings maracas. As the trio dance, the rest of the New Directions slowly begin assist in back-up singing, percussion and dancing - Tina and Unique with a tambourine and Ryder banging the seats with drumsticks. Artie, Brittany and Jake play out the roles of Rico, Lola and Tony in the song as the Glee Club re-enacts the scene sung in the lyrics.

As Sam completes the solo, everyone applauds him, saying it was brave of him to reveal it. Then one by one, everyone in New Directions begin to reveal that they too like Barry and are "fanilows." Sam is pleasantly surprised, and everyone thanks him for making it easier for them to speak out about their true love for Manilow too.

Lyrics

Sam:
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
She would merengue and do the cha-cha
And while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
Across the crowded floor, they worked from 8 til 4
They were young and they had each other
Who could ask for more?

Sam (New Directions):
At the copa (copa!) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (copa!)

Sam with New Directions:
Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa.... (Sam: they fell in love)

New Diretions:
Copa, Copacabana

Sam with New Directions harmonising:
His name was Rico
He wore a diamond
He was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
And when she finished, he called her over
But Rico went a bit too far
Tony sailed across the bar
And then the punches flew, and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?

Sam (New Directions):
At the copa (copa!) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (copa!)

Sam with New Directions:
Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa.... (Sam: she lost her love)

New Directions:
Copa, Copacabana
Copa, Copacabana, Copacabana
Music and passion, always the fashion
Ooooh, oooh, oooh

Sam with New Directions harmonising:
Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl,
But that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
Now it's a disco, but not for Lola,
Still in the dress she used to wear,
Faded feathers in her hair
She sits there so refined, and drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost her Tony
Now she's lost her mind

Sam (New Directions):
At the copa (copa!) Copacabana (Copacabana)
The hottest spot north of Havana (here)
At the copa (copa!)

Sam with New Directions:
Copacabana
Music and passion were always the fashion
At the copa.... (Sam: don't fall in love)

Sam (New Directions):
(Copa) Don't fall in love (Copacabana)
Don't fall in love (Copacabana)
(Copacabana)

Sam with New Directions:
Copacaba-a-na

Trivia

  • Sam was originally going to sing I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift instead of this song. The promo even showed him saying his guilty pleaure was Taylor Swift. The song was changed to Copacabana for an unknown reason. Source
  • In this performance Tina is seen wearing the same clothes she's wearing in her Season 5 promo pic.

Gallery

Videos

Barry Manilow - Copacabana Lyrics04:01

Barry Manilow - Copacabana Lyrics

GLEE - Copacabana (Full Performance) (Official Music Video) HD03:15

GLEE - Copacabana (Full Performance) (Official Music Video) HD

Copacabana Glee HD FULL STUDIO03:37

Copacabana Glee HD FULL STUDIO

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