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Give up the Funk
Giveuupthefunk
Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 3 - Showstoppers
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One
Released: June 1, 2010
By: Parliament
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Artie, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, and Tina
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Funk

Give up the Funk by Parliament is featured in Funk, the twenty-first episode of Season One. It is sung by the New Directions, with solos from Artie, Finn, Kurt, Mercedes and Tina.

The song was sung as part of a scrimmage against their rivals, Vocal Adrenaline, who had teepeed their Choir Room and performed in their auditorium, after breaking in with Sue's help. By performing this song, the New Directions are showing them what happens when you let go and enjoy the fun of performing and just getting funky. This is also partly revenge for Vocal Adrenaline throwing eggs at Rachel. Jesse also says, "They performed a funk number. We have never been able to pull off a funk number," to which Giselle agrees saying that they were "souless automatons" echoing what was said earlier. Puck smirks after the performance saying, "See you punks at Regionals."

Lyrics

Kurt:
Roof off
We're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker
Tear the roof
We're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker

Tear the roof
We're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker
Tear the roof
We're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker
Tear the roof off the sucker

Finn and Mercedes with Tina and New Directions:
You've got a real type of thing going down, getting down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round
You've got a real type of thing going down, getting down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round

Finn, Mercedes, and Tina with New Directions:
We want the funk, give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk
We want the funk, give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk
Na-na-na-na-na
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, ow
Na-na-na-na-na
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, ow

Artie and Mercedes with New Directions:
We're gonna turn this mother out
We're gonna turn this mother out

Finn and Mercedes with Tina and New Directions:
You've got a real type of thing going down getting down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round (Mercedes: Rhythm going round yeah yeah)
You've got a real type of thing going down getting down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round (Mercedes: Rhythm yeah)
You've got a real type of thing going down getting down (Mercedes: Heey)
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round (Mercedes: Rhythm going round and round and round)

Finn, Mercedes, and Tina with New Directions:
We want the funk, give up the funk
We need the funk, (New Directions: There's a whole lot of rhythm) we gotta have that funk
We need the funk, (New Directions: There's a whole lot of rhythm) we gotta have that funk
We want the funk (Mercedes: Get funky now)
Give up the funk (Mercedes: Get funky)
We need the funk (Mercedes: Get funky now)
We gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Get funky)
We want the funk (Mercedes: Yeeaah)
Give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Gotta have that funk)
We want the funk (Mercedes: Aowl!)
Give up the funk (Mercedes: Heeey)
We need the funk (Mercedes: Woohoo)
We gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Hey)

Artie and Mercedes with New Directions:
We're gonna turn this mother out (New Directions: We want the funk, give up the funk)
We're gonna turn this mother out
(New Directions: We need the funk, we gotta have that funk) (Mercedes: This mother out)
We're gonna turn this mother out (New Directions: We want the funk, give up the funk)
We're gonna turn this mother out
(New Directions: We need the funk, we gotta have that funk) (Mercedes: We're gonna turn this mother out hey!)

Finn, Mercedes, and Tina with New Directions:
Ow, we want the funk give up the funk
Ow, we need the funk we gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Gotta have that funk)
We want the funk (Mercedes: Woohoo heey)
Give up the funk
We need the funk (Mercedes: We need it)
We gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Heey)
We want the funk (Mercedes: Heey)
Give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Gotta have that funk)
We want the funk (Mercedes: Heeeeeeey)
Give up the funk (Mercedes: Heeeeeeey funk funk funk)
We need the funk (Mercedes: Give it up give it up)
Gotta have that funk

Finn and Mercedes with Tina and New Directions:
Na-na-na-na-na
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, ow (Mercedes: Doo doo doo)
Na-na-na-na-na (Mercedes: Na-na-na heeey..Sing it!)
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo, ow (New Directions: You've got a real type of thing going down)
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going down (Mercedes: Whole lot of rhythm going down!)
You've got a real type of thing going down, gettin' down
There's a whole lot of rhythm going round

Mercedes:
Yeeaahh!

Finn, Mercedes, and Tina with New Directions:
We want the funk, give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk (Mercedes: Funky!)
We want the funk, (Mercedes: Yeahhh!)
Give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk
We want the funk (Kurt: We're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker)
(Mercedes: Funky funky!) (Kurt: Tear the roof off the sucker)
Give up the funk (Kurt: Tear the roof off)
We need the funk (Kurt: We're gonna tear the roof off the mother sucker)
(Mercedes: Get down man!)
We gotta have that funk (Kurt: Tear the roof off the sucker)
(Mercedes: Heey)
We want the funk, give up the funk
We need the funk, we gotta have that funk

Mercedes:
Heeeeeyyy!

Trivia

  • Despite the rumors that the start of the song was pitch-edited, Chris Colfer confirmed it was his actual voice and that he has a very wide range.

Gallery

Videos

Parliament - give up the funk03:47

Parliament - give up the funk

GLEE - Full Performance of <i>Give Up the Funk</i>02:33

GLEE - Full Performance of ''Give Up the Funk''

Give Up The Funk- Glee04:34

Give Up The Funk- Glee

Glee - Give Up The Funk (Acapella)02:12

Glee - Give Up The Funk (Acapella)

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