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Light Up the World is an original song featured in New York, the twenty-second and final episode of Season Two. It is sung by the New Directions with solos from Artie, Brittany, Finn, Rachel, Santana, and Tina. It is the second song in their Nationals setlist after Pretending.

The setlist didn't place them in the top 10, and they won 12th place, leaving New Directions distraught.

It is written by Adam Anders, Max Martin, Peer Åström, Savan Kotecha, and Johan Schuster.

Lyrics

Santana (with Brittany):
(Hey-hey-hey, you and me)
Keep on dancing in the dark
It’s been tearing me apart
Never knowing what we are

(Hey-hey-hey, you and me)
Keep on tryin' to play it cool
Now it’s time to make a move
And that’s what I’m gonna do

Artie:
Lay it all down (New Directions: All down)

Brittany:
Got something to say

Artie:
Lay it all down (New Directions: All down)

Brittany:
Throw your doubt away

Artie:
Do or die now (New Directions: Die now)

Brittany:
Step on to the plate

Artie (and Brittany):
Blow the door wide open like
(Up, up and away)

Rachel with New Directions:
Let's light up the world toni-i-ight
You gotta give up the bark and bi-i-ite
I know that we got the love alri-i-ight
Come on and li-li-light it up
Light it up tonight

Rachel with New Directions (with Finn):
Let's (light up the world toni-i-ight)
You gotta (give up the bark and bi-i-ite)
I know that (we got the love alri-i-ight)
Come on and li-li-light it up
Light it up tonight

Finn (with Brittany):
(Hey-hey-hey you and me)
Turn it up ten thousand watts
Tell me why we've gotta stop
I just want to let it rock

Artie with Brittany and New Directions:
Hey-hey-hey you and me

Artie with Tina:
Keep on staring at the road
Like we don't know where to go
Step back, let me take control

Artie:
Lay it all down (New Directions: All down)

Brittany:
Got something to say

Artie:
Lay it all down (New Directions: All down)

Brittany:
Throw your doubt away

Artie:
Do or die now (New Directions: Die now)

Brittany:
Step on to the plate

Artie (and Brittany):
Blow the door wide open like
(Up, up and away)

Rachel with New Directions:
Let's light up the world toni-i-ight
You gotta give up the bark and bi-i-ite
I know that we got the love alri-i-ight
Come on and li-li-light it up
Light it up tonight

Rachel with New Directions (with Finn):
Let's (light up the world toni-i-ight)
You gotta (give up the bark and bi-i-ite)
I know that (we got the love alri-i-ight)
Come on and li-li-light it up
Light it up tonight

Finn with New Directions:
He-he-hey you
He-he-hey you
He-he-hey you
Hey-hey-hey you you you you you you you you you

Rachel:
Lay it all down (New Directions: All down)
Got something to say
Lay it all down (New Directions: All down)
Throw your doubt away
Do or die now (New Directions: Die now)
Step on to the plate
Blow the door wide open like

Brittany:
Up, up and away

Rachel with New Directions:
Let's (Rachel: Yeah!) light up the world toni-i-ight
You gotta give up the bark and bi-i-ite
I know that we got the love alri-i-ight
Come on and li-li-light it up (Rachel: Li-li-light it up)
Light it up tonight

Rachel with New Directions (with Finn):
Let's (light up the world toni-i-ight) (Rachel: Woah yeah!)
You gotta (give up the bark and bi-i-ite) (Rachel: Time to bite yeah)
I know that (we got the love alri-i-ight)
Come on and li-li-light it up
Light it up tonight
Let's (Rachel: Light up the world tonight yeah!) (light up the world toni-i-ight)
You gotta (give up the bark and bi-i-ite)
I know that (we got the love alri-i-ight) (Rachel: We got the love! Alright!)
Come on and li-li-light it up
Light it up tonight!

Trivia

  • This is the last time Lauren performs with New Directions, since she left in The Purple Piano Project after losing this competition. Although she does for the last time in I Lived.
  • During the chorus, Santana used the opposite arm to which all of the other glee clubbers did to do the choreography. This is because Naya Rivera is left-handed.
  • In the official performance Quinn mouths the line "Up, up and away", while in the official version, Brittany sings it.
  • Although he did not have any lines in the performance, this is Kurt's first time to be performing/dancing in an original song.
  • This is the first time Tina is a featured vocalist in a competition performance.
  • This is the last performance of the second season.
  • This song is featured in Chapter 5 of the Glee Forever! app.

Errors

  • A cameraman can be seen near the end of the performance. Source
    • In the transmission in Latin America, the error can still be seen even though the transmission is in 4: 3 format.
Source
  • After the performance, Sam stands on the right and Mercedes stands on the left side. In the close up shot, Sam walks over and hugs her. In the wide shot, Sam's on the right side again.

Gallery

Videos

GLEE - Light Up The World (Full Performance) HD

GLEE - Light Up The World (Full Performance) HD

GLEE - Light Up The World - (ORIGINAL SONG HD Full Studio)

GLEE - Light Up The World - (ORIGINAL SONG HD Full Studio)

Glee - Light Up The World (Acapella)

Glee - Light Up The World (Acapella)

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