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We Got the Beat
Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Three
Released: September 20, 2011
By: The Go-Go's
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Brittany, Rachel, and Santana
Place: William McKinley High School Cafeteria
Episode: The Purple Piano Project

We Got the Beat by The Go-Go's is featured in The Purple Piano Project, the first episode of Season Three. It is sung by the New Directions with solos from Brittany, Rachel, and Santana.

It is sung as an attempt to attract new members for the Glee Club, but the entire time through, no one seems to be interested, giving awkward and uncomfortable expressions. After the song, Jacob screams "Food Fight!" which leads to everyone in the cafeteria throwing food at the Glee Club members. Sugar Motta can be seen during the performance, to which she later attempts to join the Glee Club in The Choir Room.


See the people walking down the street
Fall in line just watching all their feet
They don't know where they wanna go

Rachel with New Directions:
But they're walking in time
They got the beat
They got the beat
They got the beat
Yeah, they got the beat

All the kids just getting out of school
They can't wait to hang out and be cool
Hang around 'til quarter after twelve

Santana with New Directions:
That's when they fall in line
They got the beat
They got the beat
Kids got the beat
Yeah, kids got the beat

Go-go music really makes us dance
Do the pony puts us in a trance
Do watusi just give us a chance

Brittany with New Directions:
That's when we fall in line, 'cuz
We got the beat
We got the beat
We got the beat
Yeah, we got it

New Directions:
We got the beat
We got the beat
We got the beat

Santana (New Directions):
Everybody, get on your feet (We got the beat)

Brittany (New Directions):
We know you can dance to the beat (We got the beat)

Rachel (New Directions):
Jumpin' get down (We got the beat)

Rachel, Santana, and Brittany:
Round and round and round

Brittany (New Directions):
We got the beat (We got the beat)
We got the beat (We got the beat)

We got the beat

Santana (New Directions):
We got the beat (We got the beat)

We got the beat!

Rachel and New Directions:
We got the beat


  • It is similar to Season Two's Empire State of Mind.
    • Both performed outside the choir room (Courtyard/Food Cafeteria).
    • Both Rachel and Santana have solos in the songs.
    • It is performed to attract and recruit new members for the Glee Club.
    • After watching the performance, new members auditioned for the Glee Club (Sam and Sunshine/Sugar).
    • Something unexpected happened after the performance (No one—except for Sam and Sunshine—noticed their performance/Food Fight).
    • Both were the first song performed in the season.
  • Chris Colfer hurt his foot while dancing on a table during this number. He talks about it here.
  • When Puck is doing pushups on the table, Sugar makes her first appearance sitting at the table watching him. It was assumed by many people that Puck would be Sugar's love interest but it turned out by Yes/No and Heart that Rory and Artie liked her.
  • This marks the first group number of Season Three with everyone in the Glee Club participating in it.


  • While Santana, Brittany, and Rachel are dancing/singing on the tables, they continuously change locations. Originally Brittany is in the middle with Rachel on her right and Santana on her left, but in the next scene, Santana is in the middle with Brittany to her right and Rachel to her left. They then go back to their original places in the next scene.
  • Near the end of the performance, there's a random line of Rachel saying "Whooo."



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