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What the World Needs Now
WhatTheWorldNeedsNowPerformance
Album: Glee: The Music, What The World Needs Now Is Love
Released: February 2, 2015
By: Jackie DeShannon
Sung by: Alumni, New Directions and Will Schuester
Solos: Artie, Blaine, Kurt, Mercedes, Rachel, Sam and Will
Place: April Rhodes Civic Pavilion and Will's Apartment
Episode: What the World Needs Now
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What the World Needs Now by Jackie DeShannon is featured in What the World Needs Now, the sixth episode of Season Six. It is sung by Will, the Alumni and the New Directions, with solos from Artie, Blaine, Kurt, Mercedes, Rachel, Sam, and Will.

Santana and Brittany walk to the auditorium. They are escorted to their seats by SpencerArtie, as the wedding planner, rolls out to the stage and announce that there's a problem. There's an empty seat at the wedding reception, because Alma Lopez is not coming. He adds that the problem is adding more chairs for more members of their family. WillMercedesRachelKurtSamBlaine, and Kitty show up, and give the definition of "family". Mercedes starts to sing as everyone comes to the stage. There's a flash-forward where everyone is together at Will's apartment, when he opens the door to find Santana and Brittany. They greet Will and Daniel. Sam and Rachel talk while Mercedes looks at them happily. Artie hands a pie for Kitty, and she smiles, indicating they're in good terms now. Kurt opens the door to find Blaine coming alone, not with KarofskyEmma was also seen from the back. The scene cuts back to auditorium where they finish the song and gather around Brittany and Santana, with a group hug.

Lyrics

Mercedes:
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
What the world needs now is love, sweet love

Rachel:
No, not just for some but for everyone

Artie (with Kurt):
Lord, we don't need another mountain
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
(There are oceans and rivers enough to cross)

Will (with Kurt)
Enough to last (til the end of time)

Blaine with Alumni and New Directions:
Til the end of time

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
What the world needs now is love, sweet love

Rachel:
It's the only thing that there's

Kurt and Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
Just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
No, not just for some but for everyone

Will:
Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are corn fields and wheat fields
Enough to grow

Sam:
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine

Blaine with Rachel, Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
Oh, listen lord, if you want to

Blaine and Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
Know

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will (Mercedes):
What the world (What the world)
Needs now (Needs now)
Is love, sweet love (Love, sweet love)
It's the only thing that there's (There's just)
Just too little of (Too little of)

What the world needs now (What the world needs now)
Is love, sweet love (Oh, oh)
No, not just for some (No, not just for some)
Oh, but just (Just)
For (For every)
Everyone (Yeah)

Alumni, New Directions, and Will (Mercedes):
What the world (Rachel: World!) needs now (What the world needs is love)
Is love,

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will (Mercedes):
Sweet love (Oh, oh)

It's the only thing (Oo, oo, oo)
That there's just (Just)

Rachel with Mercedes, Alumni, New Directions, and Will (Mercedes):
Too little of (Yeah)

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will (Mercedes):
What the world needs now (What the world needs now)
Is love, sweet love (Is sweet love)
No, not just for some (Woah)
Oh, but just (Just)
For (For)
Every (Every)

Rachel with Alumni, New Directions, and Will:
Everyone (Alumni, New Directions, and Will: Everyone)

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Videos

Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love03:14

Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love

GLEE Full Performance of "What The World Needs Now" from "What the World Needs Now"02:30

GLEE Full Performance of "What The World Needs Now" from "What the World Needs Now"

Glee - What The World Needs Now03:08

Glee - What The World Needs Now

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