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Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
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Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Released: January 31, 2012
By: Michael Jackson
Sung by: Blaine Anderson with New Directions
Place: Hallway, Library, and The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Michael

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin by Michael Jackson is featured in Michael, the eleventh episode of the Season Three. The song is sung by Blaine with New Directions.

The song begins in the school hallways after Mercedes, Santana and Brittany complain about not being able to sing Michael Jackson with New Directions because they were apart of The Troubletones. Will then says they may perform it for Regionals, leading to Blaine to be inspired and begins to sing. They dance on through, into the school library and they soon end up in the auditorium with the rest of New Directions, everyone wearing Michael Jackson costumes inspired by the singer who wore them. 

Lyrics

Blaine with New Directions:
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
You got to be startin' somethin'

Blaine (New Directions):
Too high to get over (Yeah, Yeah)
You're too low to get under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (Yeah, Yeah)
And the pain is thunder (Yeah, Yeah)

Too high to get over (Yeah, Yeah)
You're too low to get under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (Yeah, Yeah)
And the pain is thunder (Yeah, Yeah)

Blaine (New Directions):
I took my baby to the doctor
With a fever but nothing he found
By the time this hit the street
They said she had a breakdown!

(Aaah) Someone's always trying, (Aaah) to start my baby crying
(Aaah) Talkin', squealin', lyin'
Sayin' (with New Directions: You just wanna be startin' somethin')

Blaine with New Directions:
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
But you got to be startin' somethin'
I said you wanna be startin' somethin'
But you got to be startin' somethin'

Blaine (New Directions):
Too high to get over (Yeah, Yeah)
You're too low to get under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (Yeah, Yeah)
And the pain is thunder (New Directions Girls: Na na na, Na na na na) (Yeah, Yeah)

Too high to get over (Yeah, Yeah)
You're too low to get under (Yeah, Yeah)
You're stuck in the middle (Yeah, Yeah)
And the pain is thunder (New Directions Girls: Na na na, Na na na na) (Yeah, Yeah)

Blaine (New Directions):
You're a vegetable (You're a vegetable)
You're a vegetable (You're a vegetable)
Still they hate you (Still they hate you)
You're a vegetable (You're a vegetable)
You're just a buffet (You're just a buffet)
You're a vegetable (You're a vegetable)
They eat off of you (They eat off of you)
You're a vegetable, ow! (You're a vegetable) (Wee!)

Blaine with New Directions:
Lift your head up high
And scream out to the world!
I know I am someone
And let the truth unfurl!

No one can hurt you now
Because you know it's true
Yes, I believe in me
So you believe in you!

Blaine:
Help me sing it!

New Directions (Blaine):
Ma ma se, ma ma se, (Hoo, hoo!) ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (He, he, he!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (He, he, he!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Help me sing it, baby!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (He, he, he!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Yeah!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Sing it to the world!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Sing it out loud!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Whoo, hoo!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!

Blaine:
Help me sing it!

New Directions (Blaine):
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Whoo, hoo!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (He, he, he!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Help me sing it!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Hoo, hoo!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (He, he!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa! (Sing it to the world!)
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!
Ma ma se, ma ma se, ma ma coo sa!

Trivia

  • Similar to how Wanna Be Startin' Somethin is the first track on Michael Jackson's Thriller album, this song serves as the opening number in the Michael Jackson tribute episode on Glee.
  • Finn and Quinn were the only member to be wearing a non-Michael Jackson inspired costume/accessories during the number in the Auditorium (though there was glitter on the number five on Finn's jock, it may give reference to the glittery accessories of Michael Jackson). 
  • The references of the costumes are as follows:
    • Blaine: Billie Jean
    • Kurt, Sam, Rory, and Brittany: Bad Era
    • Tina: Smooth Criminal
    • Mike: Beat It
    • Rachel: Billie Jean
    • Santana: Billie Jean and Bad Era
    • Mercedes: Billie Jean
    • Artie: Thriller

Gallery

Videos

Michael Jackson - Thriller - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'06:04

Michael Jackson - Thriller - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

GLEE - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Full Performance) (Official Music Video) HD02:41

GLEE - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Full Performance) (Official Music Video) HD

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Glee HD FULL STUDIO02:33

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Glee HD FULL STUDIO

Glee - Wanna Be Startin Somethin' (Acapella)02:21

Glee - Wanna Be Startin Somethin' (Acapella)

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