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Defying Gravity
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Album: Glee: The Music, Celebrating 100 Episodes
Released: March 18, 2014
By: Cast of Wicked
Sung by: Kurt Hummel, Mercedes Jones,
and Rachel Berry
Place: The Choir Room
Episode: 100
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Defying Gravity from Wicked is featured in 100, the twelfth episode of Season Five. It is sung by Kurt, Mercedes, and Rachel. They re-do the song previously sung in Wheels, the ninth episode of Season One, as part of the show's special hundredth episode.

Rachel and Mercedes had been rivalizing ever since their return to McKinley High. While being interviewed on Fondue For Two, Rachel and Mercedes realize that they plan to sing the same song to Glee Club. Although Rachel objects that herself and Kurt wanted to sing the song, Mercedes manages to persuade her to let the three of them sing it, and to make it a diva-off between the two of them.

As a result, Mercedes, Kurt, and Rachel end up singing Defying Gravity in front of the current and past New Directions. They want them to vote for who should win the diva-off, but Will gets them to postpone that until the following day.

Lyrics

Mercedes:
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by
The rules of someone else's game

Rachel:
Too late for second guessing
Too late to go back to sleep

Kurt:
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap

It's time to try defying gravity

Rachel:
I think I'll try defying gravity

Mercedes:
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you won't bring me down, no

Rachel:
I'm through accepting limits
Cause someone says they're so

Kurt:
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I'll never know

Rachel:
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost

Mercedes:
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost

I'd sooner buy defying gravity

Rachel:
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity

Kurt:
I think I'll try defying gravity

Mercedes:
And you won't bring me down

I'd sooner buy defying gravity

Rachel:
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity

Kurt:
I think I'll try defying gravity

Rachel:
And you won't bring me down

Mercedes:
Bring me down

Mercedes:
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same

Kurt:
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game

Rachel:
Too late for second guessing
Too late to go back to sleep

Mercedes:
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

Kurt:
It's time to try defying gravity

Mercedes:
I think I'll try defying gravity

Rachel:
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity

Mercedes:
And you won't bring me down, no

Rachel:
I'm through accepting limits
'Cause someone says they're so

Mercedes:
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I'll never know!

Rachel:
Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost

Kurt:
Well, if that's love
It comes at

Rachel:
much too high a cost...

Mercedes:
I'd sooner buy defying gravity

Rachel:
Kiss me goodbye

Mercedes:
I'm defying gravity

Rachel:
I think I'll try defying gravity

Mercedes:
And you won't bring me down

Rachel:
I'd sooner buy defying gravity

Mercedes:
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity

Rachel:
I think I'll try defying gravity

Kurt:
And you won't bring me down

Rachel:
Bring me down (Mercedes: down)

Kurt/Rachel:
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game

Too late for second guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It's time to try defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you won't bring me down

I'm through accepting limits
'Cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I'll never know!

Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost...

I'd sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you won't bring me down

I'd sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you won't bring me down
Bring me down

Mercedes:
Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game

Too late for second chances
Too late to fall back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes and leap!

It's time to try defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye, I'm defying gravity
And you won't bring me down, no...

I'm through accepting limits
'Cause someone says they're so
Some things I cannot change
But till I try I'll never know!

Too long I've been afraid of
Losing love I guess I've lost
Well, if that's love
It comes at much too high a cost...

I'd sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you won't bring me down

I'd sooner buy defying gravity
Kiss me goodbye I'm defying gravity
I think I'll try defying gravity
And you won't bring me down
Bring me down

Trivia

  • Chris expressed interest in re-doing this song when asked about what song he wanted to do in the 100th episode. Source
  • After the performance, April states that "that song should be on the Broadway." This is an ironic reference to portrayer Kristin Chenoweth's long-time role as Glinda in the Broadway production of Wicked, which Defying Gravity is from.
  • Rachel explains to Mercedes that she can't sing Defying Gravity for the assignment, because she and Kurt already planned to re-do their duet, remixing it by switching parts so that she could hit the high note at the end. However, Rachel and Kurt only sung the song together in the released versions; in-universe, the two took turns to sing the song.
  • This is the Glee's cover with more versions released, with a total of seven: Season Five Trio, Mercedes solo version, Rachel solo version, Kurt solo version, Season One Duet, Rachel solo version and Kurt solo version.

Gallery

Videos

Defying Gravity - Wicked06:02

Defying Gravity - Wicked

GLEE - Defying Gravity from "100" Episode02:19

GLEE - Defying Gravity from "100" Episode

Defying Gravity Glee HD FULL STUDIO02:22

Defying Gravity Glee HD FULL STUDIO

Defying Gravity (Season 5) (Rachel Solo Version) - Glee Cast HD FULL STUDIO02:28

Defying Gravity (Season 5) (Rachel Solo Version) - Glee Cast HD FULL STUDIO

Defying Gravity (Season 5) (Kurt Solo Version) - Glee Cast HD FULL STUDIO02:28

Defying Gravity (Season 5) (Kurt Solo Version) - Glee Cast HD FULL STUDIO

Defying Gravity (Season 5) (Mercedes Solo Version) - Glee Cast HD FULL STUDIO02:28

Defying Gravity (Season 5) (Mercedes Solo Version) - Glee Cast HD FULL STUDIO

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