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This article is about the song sung by New Directions. You may be looking for the version sung by Artie, Blaine, Sam, and Tina or the Season Six episode.
Loser Like Me
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Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 5
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Two
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released: March 8, 2011
By: Glee original composition
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, and Santana
Place: 2011 Midwest Regional Championship
Episode: Original Song

Loser Like Me is an original song featured in Original Song, the sixteenth episode of Season Two. It is sung by the New Directions with solos from Brittany, Finn, Mercedes, Rachel, and Santana.

The title of the song is a collaboration of words that the New Directions said during a brainstorm session, when talking about the bad things Sue has done to them recently and how it made them feel, such as throwing sticks at Mercedes' head, filling Brittany and Santana's lockers with dirt, and asking to get Tina's name changed to "Tina Cohen-Loser" by pretending to be her. Using these words, Will created the title 'Loser Like Me.' The song is about the members of the New Directions, and how they have been bullied and treated like outcasts, but how they are using these experiences to rise above the others.

The performance ends with the New Directions throwing red confetti slushies at the crowd, a parody of how they are often slushied. This is one of the two winning original songs, the other being Get It Right (a Rachel solo). Loser Like Me is sometimes known as the "Glee Theme Song" as it describes New Directions as losers and underdogs and what Glee Club and performing is seen as at McKinley.

It was written by Adam Anders, Max Martin, Peer Åström, Savan Kotecha, and Johan Schuster, but in the episode is written by the New Directions.

Lyrics

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Rachel:
Yeah, you may think that I'm a zero (Santana: Huh)
But

Rachel with New Directions:
Hey, everyone you wanna be
Probably started off like me

Rachel:
You may say that I'm a freak show (Santana: I don't care)
But

Rachel with New Directions:
Hey, give it just a little time
I bet you're gonna change your mind

Rachel (with New Directions):
All of the dirt you've been throwing my way
It ain't so hard to take
(That's right)
Cause (I know one day you'll be screaming my name)

Rachel:
And I'll just look away

Rachel with New Directions (New Directions):
That's right
Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
(So everyone can hear)
Hit me with the worst you've got and knock me down
(Baby, I don't care)
Keep it up and soon enough you'll figure out

You wanna be, you wanna be
A loser like me
A loser like me

Finn:
Push me up against the locker
And

Finn with New Directions:
Hey, all I do is shake it off
I'll get you back when I'm your boss

Finn:
I'm not thinking 'bout you haters
Cause

Finn with New Directions:
Hey, I could be a superstar
I'll see you when you wash my car

Rachel with New Directions:
All of the dirt you've been throwing my way

Rachel:
It ain't so hard to take

Finn and Rachel:
That's right

Rachel with New Directions (Rachel):
(Cause) I know one day you'll be screaming my name

Rachel:
And I'll just look away

Finn and Rachel:
That's right

Rachel with New Directions (Finn with New Directions):
Just go ahead and hate on me and run your mouth
(So everyone can hear)
Hit me with the worst you've got and knock me down
(Baby, I don't care)
Keep it up and soon enough you'll figure out

You wanna be, you wanna be
A loser like me
A loser like me

Rachel:
A loser like me

Brittany and Santana with New Directions:
Hey, you, over there
Keep the "L" up-up in the air
Hey, you, over there
Keep the "L" up, cause I don't care
You can throw your sticks
And you can throw your stones
Like a rocket, just watch me go
Yeah, l-o-s-e-r
I can only be who I are

Rachel:
Yeah

New Directions:
Just go ahead and hate on me
And run your mouth

Finn and Rachel:
So everyone can hear

Rachel with New Directions (Finn with New Directions):
Hit me with the worst you've got and knock me down
(Baby, I don't care)
Keep it up, and, soon enough, you'll figure out

You wanna be, you wanna be
A loser like me

Mercedes:
Yeah

Rachel with New Directions (with Mercedes):
Go ahead, and hate on me and run your mouth
(Finn and Mercedes with New Directions: So everyone can hear)
Hit me with the worst you've got and knock me down
(Finn and Rachel with New Directions: Baby, I don't care)
Keep it up, and, soon enough, you'll figure out (Mercedes: Oh)

You wanna (be), you wanna be
A loser like me (Rachel: A loser like me)
A loser like me (Rachel: A loser like me)
A loser like me

Trivia

  • At the Glee Live tour, Blaine was part of the Loser Like Me performance, despite not being in New Directions yet - as was Kurt, who wasn't in New Directions at the time.
  • Loser Like Me was submitted under two categories for Grammy nominations.
  • This song was inspired by Sue's hate to the New Directions.
  • In an early draft script of Original Song, Quinn and Rachel wrote this song.
  • In the Glee Live 2011 Tour, in which this song is featured, Santana and Brittany can be heard singing along with Rachel in the beginning. Brittany and Santana also sung more lines during the live tour version. The parts at the beginning that are sung by Rachel with New Directions is Rachel with Santana and Brittany during the Glee Live! version.
  • This song has sold over 617,000 digital downloads in the US, making it the 4th best-selling Glee song of all time.
  • This song debuted and peaked at #6 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the 2nd most successful Glee song of all time.

Errors

  • When Mike is pushing the slushie cart at the end of Loser Like Me one of the slushie cups has fallen over, but when the camera shot changes it's standing up again.
  • When Kurt is handing out foam L fingers he passes them out to only his row but when the shot changes to a wide shot the whole audience has them.

Gallery

Videos

Glee - Loser Like Me03:10

Glee - Loser Like Me

Glee - Loser Like Me (Acapella)01:35

Glee - Loser Like Me (Acapella)

Glee Live Tour 2011 - Loser Like Me - Manchester June 23rd03:22

Glee Live Tour 2011 - Loser Like Me - Manchester June 23rd

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