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Summer Nights
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Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Glee: The Music Presents Glease
Released: January 17, 2012
By: Cast of Grease
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Finn, Kurt, Mercedes, Puck, Rory, Sam, Sugar, Santana, and Tina
Place: William McKinley High School Football Field and Schoolyard
Episode: Yes/No

Summer Nights from Grease is featured in Yes/No, the tenth episode of Season Three. It is sung by Mercedes and Sam with some of the New Directions having lines in the song. Finn, Kurt, Puck, Rachel, Rory, Santana, Sugar, and Tina provided back-up.

This song opens the episode. The girls of New Directions and the boys of New Directions ask Mercedes and Sam to talk about each other. Mercedes and Sam feel pressured so they begin to sing this song after the short scene, to tell the story of their summer fling, which the song is about.

Lyrics

Sam:
Summer lovin' had me a blast

Mercedes:
Summer lovin' happened so fast

Sam:
I met a girl crazy for me

Mercedes:
Met a boy cute as can be

Mercedes and Sam:
Summer days driftin' away,
To uh-oh those summer nights

New Directions:
Uh well-a well-a well-a huh!

New Directions Boys:
Tell me more, tell me more

Rory:
Did you get very far?

New Directions Girls:
Tell me more, tell me more

Sugar:
Like, does he have a car?

New Directions:
Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

Sam with New Directions harmonizing:
She swam by me, she got a cramp

Mercedes with New Directions harmonizing:
He ran by me, got my suit damp

Sam with New Directions harmonizing:
I saved her life, she nearly drowned

Mercedes with New Directions harmonizing:
He showed off, splashing around

Mercedes and Sam:
Summer sun, something's begun,
But uh-oh those summer nights

New Directions:
Uh well-a well-a well-a huh

New Directions Girls:
Tell me more, tell me more

Tina:
Was it love at first sight?

New Directions Boys:
Tell me more, tell me more

Puck:
Did she put up a fight?

New Directions:
Uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh-uh-huh

Sam with New Directions harmonizing:
Took her bowling in the arcade

Mercedes with New Directions harmonizing:
We went strolling, drank lemonade

Sam with New Directions harmonizing:
We made out under the dock

Mercedes with New Directions harmonizing:
We stayed out 'till ten o'clock

Mercedes and Sam:
Summer fling, don't mean a thing,
But uh-oh those summer nights

New Directions:
Uh well-a well-a well-a huh

New Directions Boys:
Tell me more, tell me more

Finn:
But you don't gotta brag

New Directions Girls:
Tell me more, tell me more

Kurt:
'Cause he sounds like a drag

New Directions:
Shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop,shoo-bop bop,
Shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, shoo-bop bop, YEAH!

Mercedes with New Directions harmonizing:
He got friendly, holding my hand

Sam with New Directions harmonizing:
While she got friendly down in the sand

Mercedes with New Directions harmonizing:
He was sweet, just turned eighteen

Sam with New Directions harmonizing:
Well, she was good, you know what I mean

New Directions:
Woah!

Mercedes and Sam:
Summer heat, boy and girl meet,
But uh-oh those summer nights

New Directions:
Woo, woo, woo!

New Directions Girls:
Tell me more, tell me more

Santana:
How much dough did he spend?

New Directions Boys:
Tell me more, tell me more

Rory:
Could she get me a friend?

Sam:
It turned colder - that's where it ends

Mercedes:
So I told him we'd still be friends

Sam:
Then we made our true love vow

Mercedes:
Wonder what he's doing now

Mercedes and Sam:
Summer dreams ripped at the seams,
Bu-ut oh those summer nights...!

New Directions:
Tell me more, tell me more!

Trivia

  • This is the only song from Yes/No to not be about marriage. All the other songs were either about a wedding or numbers meant for a proposal.
  • The performance of this song was filmed at the same school where the original performance in the movie Grease was shot, namely "Venice High School" in Los Angeles.
  • Each of the Grease characters are played by the following New Directions members:
  • Although Kurt sings Rizzo's line, Santana makes several gestures Rizzo makes during the song, such as kicking Mercedes (Sandy) and Rachel (Patty) off the bench.
    • This is the first time Santana played Rizzo, the second time was in Glease.
  • Kurt was originally planned to sing with the boys, but Chris Colfer suggested to Ryan Murphy that it wouldn't be in character for Kurt so he changed it.
  • This song was foreshadowed in Hold on to Sixteen, where Mercedes said to Sam: "We had a summer fling!".
  • The last verses, "It turned colder, that's where it ends" and "Then we made our true love vow" are sung by Sam as Danny and "So I told [him] we'd still be friends," and "Wonder what [he]'s doing now" are sung by Mercedes as Sandy. However, in the original, those verses are sung by the other character.
  • Artie is the only New Directions member absent from this number, due to the fact that he couldn't have climbed up and walked on the bleachers by himself.
  • This song was meant to be sung in the Pilot episode, as shown in the original script.
  • Although this song was released in Season Three, it was also included on the Glee: The Music Presents Glease released during Season Four.
  • This song is mentioned by Blaine again in Tested. He also mentions that Kurt did the Rizzo part to explain that Kurt used to be much more feminine than he is now.

Errors

  • In the performance, Brittany stands up, but then the shot is moved to a different camera angle and Brittany's sitting again and it goes back and forth.

Gallery

Videos

Grease - summer nights03:19

Grease - summer nights

Summer Nights - Glee HD Full Studio03:37

Summer Nights - Glee HD Full Studio

Glee - Summer Nights (Full Performance)02:23

Glee - Summer Nights (Full Performance)

Glee - Summer Nights (Acapella)02:16

Glee - Summer Nights (Acapella)

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