Over the Rainbow is the final song in the season one finale of Glee, Journey. Mr. Schuester performs this song as a thank-you towards New Directions after their performance of To Sir, With Love, which was sung especially for him. It was announced that they get another year to perform as New Directions before Will starts singing with Puck. It is originally by Judy Garland for the movie The Wizard of Oz, though the Israel Kamakawiwoʻole version is covered. Over The Rainbow is included in Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals. In this scene, we see Shelby adopt Beth. It is last song performed in season one.
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I dreamed of
Once in a lullaby... (Puck: lullaby...)
Will with Puck:
Somewhere over the rainbow Will:
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true... (Puck: come true)
Oh, Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are
Far behind me...
Will with Puck:
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
High above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me...
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, then, oh, why can't I...? (Puck: I...?)
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Matthew Morrison also covered this song in a duet with Gwyneth Paltrow on his debut album as well as in many of his solo performances (with backing singer Kiley Dean) and with Leona Lewis as a special one-off performance during one of her London concerts on her 2010 Labyrinth tour.
The song was also performed long before the airing of the episode during the 2010 Easter Egg Roll at the White House and during the May 28, 2010 performance of the Glee Live tour at Radio City Music Hall in New York
This was Matthew's audition song for Glee
This is the last song performed in season one of Glee.