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Alfie by Cilla Black is featured in What the World Needs Now, the sixth episode of Season Six. It is sung by Santana with the Alumni and New Directions.

Brittany takes Alma Lopez to the McKinley auditorium. The curtain opens to reveals Santana singing Alfie. Alma looks shocked and touched to see her estranged granddaughter again after years. Brittany joins in with the alumni and New Directions singing back-up. After the performance, Brittany reveals that Santana is her fiancee. Abuela angrily recounts that Brittany tricked and lied to her. Santana then talks about how Alma taught her to be a strong Latina woman, and not to just exist, saying she just exists without Brittany and also her. Brittany asks abuela to come to the wedding, but she refuses, stating that she loves Santana but not her sin and that she disappointed her first. Brittany steps in, offending Alma, who ask Santana if she would let Brittany talk to her like that. Santana claims that Britt is her family now. Alma leaves, saddened by this.


What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give?
Or are we meant to be kind?

And if only fools are kind, Alfie
Then I guess it is wise to be cruel
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie
What will you lend on an old golden rule?

Santana with Alumni and New Directions vocalizing:
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie
I know there's something much more
Something even non-believers can believe in

Santana (Alumni and New Directions):
I believe in love, Aflie (Alfie)
Without true love we just exist, Alfie

Santana with Alumni and New Directions vocalizing:
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing

Santana with New Directions and Alumni:

Santana (Alumni and New Directions):
When you walk let your heart lead the way
And you'll find love any day, Alfie (Alfie)


  • This is Santana Lopez's final solo on the show.
  • This is the only song in Season Six that Santana sings in but Brittany doesn't.






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


Glee - Alfie (HD FULL STUDIO)