Cool from West Side Story is featured in Asian F, the third episode of Season Three. It is sung by Mike.

He sings it as his audition piece for the role of "Riff" in West Side Story. The McKinley Titans, including Puck, Azimio, and Shane, are the back-up dancers in the performance. It is revealed later that he got the role of "Riff," as he wanted. Before the performance began, Beiste, Emma and Artie remind him that there is singing in the musical, assuming Mike can only dance, but once he finished, they had realized how much Mike's singing has improved, to which Mike says that he had been practicing for some time. 


Boy, boy, crazy boy,
Get cool, boy!
Got a rocket in your pocket.
Keep coolly cool, boy!

Don't get hot, 'cause man,
You got some high times ahead.
Take it slow and Daddy-O,
You can live it up and die in bed!

Boy, boy, crazy boy!
Stay loose, boy!
Breeze it, buzz it, easy does it.
Turn off the juice, boy!

Go man, go,
But not like a yo-yo schoolboy
Just play it cool, boy
Real cool!

Pow, Pow Pow,
Pow, Pow
Pow Pow
Pow Pow, Pow

Crazy, cool, go!
Crazy, go!

Boy, boy, crazy boy
Stay loose boy.

Breeze it, buzz it, easy does it!

Turn off the juice boy!
Just play it cool, boy
Real cool.


  • This is the only solo that Mike has performed on Glee in which none of the other New Directions members are present.
  • In the previous episode (I Am Unicorn), Coach Beiste, who was one of the judges on the audition panel, had mentioned that she would volunteer her football team to serve as backup dancers (portraying the Jets). They performed a choreographed routine with Mike during the audition.
  • Harry Shum Jr. mentioned in an interview that he been working with a vocal coach in preparation for this number.



Cool- West Side Story

Cool- West Side Story

Cool- West Side Story

GLEE- Cool (Full Performance)

GLEE- Cool (Full Performance)

Cool - Glee HD Full Studio

Cool - Glee HD Full Studio


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