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Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the Creator/{{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{Creator/FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

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Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the Creator/{{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{Creator/FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.
2013. During "Celebrity Duets Week" in the sixteenth season of ''Series/AmericanIdol'', Creator/LeaMichele performed the song with contestant Ada Vox.


Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the Creator/{{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

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Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the Creator/{{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} {{Creator/FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.


Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

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Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} Creator/{{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.


* WeCanRuleTogether: Elphaba's suggestion to Glinda, who refuses.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: It's more a doing good together proposal, but this is Elphaba's suggestion to Glinda, who refuses.Glinda. Glinda can't come with her, since she's not ready yet.


'''Defying Gravity''' is a song from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and an icon of MusicalTheatre that has gained worldwide popularity. This has secured its place as one of the first songs (if not the first outright) to be thought of when Musical Theatre is mentioned. It is performed primarily by Elphaba, with Glinda, to close the first act of the musical, originally performed by Creator/IdinaMenzel and Creator/KristinChenoweth.

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'''Defying Gravity''' is a song from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and an icon of MusicalTheatre that has gained worldwide popularity. This has secured its place as one of the first songs (if not the first outright) to be thought of when Musical Theatre is mentioned.''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. It is performed primarily by Elphaba, with Glinda, to close the first act of the musical, originally performed by Creator/IdinaMenzel and Creator/KristinChenoweth.




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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Replaced the decades-standard "Good morning from Houston, this is your wake-up call" on the ISS.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome



* IAmBecomingSong: Also provides the page quote.

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* IAmBecomingSong: Also provides the page quote.It's about how Elphaba decides she's not going to just be what people expect of her.



* PopCulturalOsmosis: Most people have heard of it and know the tune, if nothing else.



* SignatureSong: For ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. It used to be this for Creator/IdinaMenzel, but now shares the spot with "Let It Go".
** CharacterSignatureSong


Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

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Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's (or Chenoweth's) character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

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* ClimacticMusic


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* IncrediblyLongNote: "doooooooooooooowwwwwnnnnnnnn" at the end.


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* MelismaticVocals: On several held words, like "fly" and "down". Changes depending on the version - [[Recap/GleeS5E12100 Amber Riley]]'s [[CoverVersion cover]] was full of it.


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* [[AlbumTitleDrop Musical Title Drop]]: "get her! She's wicked!" spoken in tune.


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* SelfEmpowermentAnthem


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* SettingOffSong: On the theme, but not of the usual fun flavour.


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** CharacterSignatureSong
* SpokenWordInMusic: It's from a musical that isn't SungThrough, of course there is some.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Sometimes, every appearance of Elphaba afterwards is punctuated at some point with parts of the music.


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* ThemeMusicPowerUp


'''Defying Gravity''' is a song from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and an icon of MusicalTheatre that has gained worldwide popularity, becoming one of the first songs (if not the first outright) to be thought of when Musical Theatre music is mentioned. It is performed primarily by Elphaba, with Glinda, to close the first act of the musical, originally performed by Creator/IdinaMenzel and Creator/KristinChenoweth.

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'''Defying Gravity''' is a song from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and an icon of MusicalTheatre that has gained worldwide popularity, becoming popularity. This has secured its place as one of the first songs (if not the first outright) to be thought of when Musical Theatre music is mentioned. It is performed primarily by Elphaba, with Glinda, to close the first act of the musical, originally performed by Creator/IdinaMenzel and Creator/KristinChenoweth.


* DarkReprise: Some parts of the song, especially refrain. Also, the "I hope you're happy" part is initially darker, which the "Unlimited" part seems like it's going to be, but isn't. These are both motifs of the musical.

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* DarkReprise: Some parts of the song, especially refrain. Also, the "I hope you're happy" part is initially darker, which but gets a reprise later in the song that is more bittersweet. The "Unlimited" part seems like it's going to be, but isn't. These are both motifs of the musical.



* IAmWhatIAmSong

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* IAmWhatIAmSongIAmWhatIAm: Elphaba's final acceptance that she's a witch. Nobody else is supportive.


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-->"It's time to try, defy-ing gravity"


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* ShowStopper


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* SuitUpOfDestiny: The black cape from Glinda.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: Elphaba's suggestion to Glinda, who refuses.


->''Everyone deserves a chance to FLY!''

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->''Everyone deserves a chance to FLY!''
to'' FLY!


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* DarkReprise: Some parts of the song, especially refrain. Also, the "I hope you're happy" part is initially darker, which the "Unlimited" part seems like it's going to be, but isn't. These are both motifs of the musical.


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* IAmWhatIAmSong
* MeaningfulEcho: The line "everyone deserves a chance to fly", which the Wizard told her.
* MidwordRhyme:
-->''Tell them how I, am defy-ing gravity"
-->"I'd sooner buy, defy-ing gravity"
-->"Just me and I, defy-ing gravity"
-->"Kiss me goodbye, I'm defy-ing gravity"


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* TitleDrop


[[caption-width-right:350:Tell them how I am defying gravity!]]

->''So if you care to find me,
->Look to the Western Sky!
->As someone told me lately,
->Everyone deserves a chance to FLY!''

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[[caption-width-right:350:Tell [[caption-width-right:350:"Tell them how I am defying gravity!]]

gravity!"]]

->''So if you care to find me,
->Look
me,''
->''Look
to the Western Sky!
->As
Sky!''
->''As
someone told me lately,
->Everyone
lately,''
->''Everyone
deserves a chance to FLY!''



* IAmBecomingSong

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* IAmBecomingSongIAmBecomingSong: Also provides the page quote.


Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at TonyAward ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Creator/KerryEllis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

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Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at TonyAward Tony Award ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Creator/KerryEllis, Kerry Ellis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.


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* PopCulturalOsmosis: Most people have heard of it and know the tune, if nothing else.
* RewrittenPopVersion: Most popular are Menzel and Ellis'.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wicked17.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Tell them how I am defying gravity!]]

->''So if you care to find me,
->Look to the Western Sky!
->As someone told me lately,
->Everyone deserves a chance to FLY!''

'''Defying Gravity''' is a song from the musical ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and an icon of MusicalTheatre that has gained worldwide popularity, becoming one of the first songs (if not the first outright) to be thought of when Musical Theatre music is mentioned. It is performed primarily by Elphaba, with Glinda, to close the first act of the musical, originally performed by Creator/IdinaMenzel and Creator/KristinChenoweth.

During the song, Elphaba throws her fears away and decides to escape from the Emerald City. Her imaginations of the infamous Wizard have been shattered, but she still holds onto his reminder that she is great. She asks Glinda to join her, and whilst Glinda is tempted, she is too scared of the uncertainties. Elphaba manages to fly during the song, a harness used in the musical including a large black cape across the stage that is connected during the song when Glinda, instead of answering whether she'll go with Elphaba, says that the other girl is shivering.

Apart from the musical, the song has been performed in several capacities, including at TonyAward ceremonies. Menzel also recorded a version for her "I Stand" album in 2008, which was included on an EP that she released containing many (over releases, 13 in total) versions of the song, gaining it greater popularity. In that same year it was featured on the {{BBC}} musical theatre competition show ''I'd Do Anything'', increasing its popularity to casual viewers. Another portrayer of Elphaba, Creator/KerryEllis, has recorded it separately - including the arrangement by Music/{{Queen}}'s Creator/BrianMay. It has been performed twice on the {{FOX}} television show ''Series/{{Glee}}'', though never by Menzel's character. It was also a song on the Music/GirlsAloud singer Kimberley Walsh's debut solo album, "Centre Stage", in 2013.

It has also been used as the alarm clock music on the International Space Station.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Replaced the decades-standard "Good morning from Houston, this is your wake-up call" on the ISS.
* IAmBecomingSong
* SignatureSong: For ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''. It used to be this for Creator/IdinaMenzel, but now shares the spot with "Let It Go".
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