Sam Tsui - Applause Lyrics




I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong
To crash the critic saying, "Is it right or is it wrong?"
If only fame had an I.V., baby could I bear
Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you scream and cheer for me
Applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

I've overheard your theory "nostalgia's for geeks"
I guess sir, if you say so, some of us just like to read
One second I'm a Koons, then suddenly the Koons is me
Pop culture was in art, now art's in pop culture in me

I live for the applause, applause, applause
I live for the applause-plause
Live for the applause-plause
Live for the way that you scream and cheer for me
Applause, applause, applause

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

Touch, touch
Make it real loud

Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)
Give me that thing that I love (I'll turn the lights on)
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (make it real loud)

Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
Make it real loud
Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch





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Sam Tsui Applause Comments
  1. John Rivera

    I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong
    To crash the critics saying, "is it right or is it wrong?"
    If only fame had an IV, baby could I bear
    Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here

    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause

    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)

    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    (A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

    I've overheard your theory
    "Nostalgia's for geeks"
    I guess sir, if you say so
    Some of us just like to read

    One second I'm a kunst
    Then suddenly the kunst is me
    Pop culture was in art
    Now, art's in pop culture in me

    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause

    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)

    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    (A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

    Ooh touch, touch ooh
    Touch, touch now ooh ooh ooh ooh

    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause

    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)

    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    (A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

    A-R-T-P-O-P

  2. aliencreeper HD

    i love it more than the original who else like!

  3. Singi Hahn

    Maybe whenever colabo BTS&Sam? Please? #PolandArmy

  4. May Henning

    Am I the only one who came from the oikawa tooru amv?

  5. General Gear Heart

    is this roomie's rival?

  6. Crystal and Mellern ceychy

    Why your face like Shawn mendes

  7. Naeradhel Disvan

    ok but has anyone seen that amv of oikawa tooru with this song?

  8. Sangwoo's Tears

    This song has been stuck inside my head since I've watched that yuri on ice amv!

  9. Min Yong Ae

    Vine por Miraculous Ladybug. No preguntas.

    Singi Hahn

    Armyyyyy

    Min Yong Ae

    @Singi Hahn así es uwu

  10. Fashion Nik

    Show yourself from frozen 2! 🤔🤷‍♂️💯

  11. Titus Judah

    There wouldn't be this version if it wasn't for the original. The original is set up in a different fabric and tone while this one's in a different world. Both excellent for the genres they were made for.

  12. Серёжа Гордиевский

    Молодец,ооочень талантливый человек!

  13. Annel Tito Matos

    me encanta
    mejor k el de la misma lady gaga

  14. Maya Nanji

    This is amazing but imagine if Gaga had actually sang it like this. I'd actually diiiiieeeeeee

  15. margaretta 123402

    Woah,this is better than orginal 😍😍😍❤❤❤

  16. Alex Oh

    Only found this now but its my favourite cover

  17. GRomance0804

    One of my top 5 Sam Tsui Covers...Bro this goes so beyond hard in the paint of covers omg... Totally lipsyncing and choregraphing as I type this..... Is there anyway you can Cover Zendaya's Replay?? I feel that would be epic

  18. cheesekimbap

    This is one of the best covers I've ever heard, just gorgeous, good job! I was super in love with the song. 😍😍♥️

  19. pei 0

    The most people is here from yuri on ice so I am the only one from oikawa haikyuu??

  20. Atrea 2026

    0:46 me singing around or to people 1:02 me singing in the shower lol

  21. hwansa

    im here because of haikyuu lol

  22. MadWolf

    Your an angel!

  23. isimsiz biri

    better than original wtf

  24. kaminari_denki

    HIS VOICE AND TECHNIQUE MAKES THIS SONG SOUNDS BETTER

  25. bell love

    I'm here for yuri on ice

  26. Lorena C

    >:3 Viktor's Song! Here because Yuri on Ice AMV XD

  27. Ana Cláudia Zambon

    arrasou PQP 😍😍😍😍

  28. NicKthe77CaT LETSPLAYS

    We, who found out about Sam Tsui by being fan of the great Christina Grimmie.
    R.I.P. Christina

    ❤ Sam, as passionate as she was.

  29. The skyhigh gamer

    Jesus Christ I love this song so much-

  30. Minnimus

    I'm here from Justface...

  31. Princess Cheese

    I found the Yuri on ice video after this video

  32. Lil Cognito

    Omg, I have listened to this I don't know how many times now! I love this so much, your voice is amazing!😆

  33. Lunaaire

    so 2019 ??

  34. peachy white girlTM

    hetalia anyone?

  35. AFK• ΠHAT QUAΠG

    are you racing boy

  36. ДЯДЯ ЛЁША

    CoooooooooL

  37. BTS ARMY98

    Who came here after watching an Otayuri cmv by Just Face??

  38. Rajni Bala Kashyap

    All the people saying its better than Gaga, should not forget where the cover is coming from. Without the original we wouldnt be here talking abt how good it is. Original song is as good, Without the good songs, where would all the good covers be??

  39. gabriela BTS romania

    I am here because of bts KIM SEOKJIN .and i want to see the face behaind the voice.😎😉😉

  40. small weenus

    I know literally everyone is saying this but I saw this on a Yuri!!! On Ice video and instantly fell in love with your voice. I love this. Keep it up!

  41. •Potato Squad•

    I know that these comments are old, but please don't just say that you like this song because you found it on a yuri on ice amv. This work of art deserves more than that. ❤️

  42. Camila Sousa

    the best cover

  43. marjan sopov

    WOW that's crazy u can sing PERFECT👏👏👏👏

  44. X Martha' s private account :3

    Best cover ever❤🎻

  45. Laurance Vantas

    it's making me cry

  46. mundo às escuras

    Amazing

  47. Tabarak

    Definitely one of my favorites ❣

  48. mundo às escuras

    Incrible

  49. Kianna Collier

    I wish there was a 1 hour of this. 🙂

  50. Znj JnJ

    Hello,,After four years,,you guys still hate Lady Gaga???

    Luis Miguel Naperial

    U mean the academy award winner?

  51. V_l D

    O my God....😍😍😍😍

  52. sakalolo

    I like this one more than the oreginal.

  53. Áłvaro

    Canta dms

  54. Panda Crusade

    I'm glad Viktor is so prominent in the comment section lol

  55. Marcus Thorne

    And I have found my new YouTube crush! And for once the youtuber is gay and not a straight guy

  56. 緒飼奈留

    still here.

  57. gioes

    i may not be the only one to mention this but the violin in the back of this song is gorgeous

  58. Frazy Potatoes

    0:53 isn't it "live for the way that you cheer and scream for me" ???

  59. meo bold

    From yuri on ice amv :))) fit so well

  60. Dawn Allford

    *thinks* ehh usually the original is better. *listens to song* nvm

  61. NinE Ninee

    so power

  62. Fallen_Angel

    OMG YOU SING SO GREAT AND THE INSTRUMENTALS ARE LIKE AMAZing

  63. Fadhli Fuadi

    I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong
    To crash the critic saying, "is it right or is it wrong?"
    If only fame had an IV, baby could I bear
    Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here

    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause

    Give me that thing that I love
    (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch
    (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love
    (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch
    (Make it real loud)

    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

    I've overheard your theory
    "Nostalgia's for geeks"
    I guess sir, if you say so
    Some of us just like to read

    One second I'm a kunst
    Then suddenly the kunst is me
    Pop culture was in art
    Now, art's in pop culture in me

    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause

    Give me that thing that I love
    (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch
    (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love
    (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch
    (Make it real loud)

    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

    Touch, touch
    Touch, touch, now

    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause

    Give me that thing that I love
    (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch
    (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love
    (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch
    (Make it real loud)

    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch

    A-R-T-P-O-P

  64. Ngọc Khánh Cao

    I stand here waiting for you to bang the gong
    To crash the critics saying, "is it right or is it wrong?"
    If only fame had an IV, baby could I bear
    Being away from you, I found the vein, put it in here
    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    (A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    I've overheard your theory
    "Nostalgia's for geeks"
    I guess sir, if you say so
    Some of us just like to read
    One second I'm a kunst
    Then suddenly the kunst is me
    Pop culture was in art
    Now, art's in pop culture in me
    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    (A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    Ooh touch, touch ooh
    Touch, touch now ooh ooh ooh ooh
    I live for the applause, applause, applause
    I live for the applause-plause, live for the applause-plause
    Live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
    The applause, applause, applause
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Give me that thing that I love (Turn the lights on)
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch (Make it real loud)
    (A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E) Make it real loud
    Put your hands up, make 'em touch, touch
    A-R-T-P-O-P

  65. bananek 420

    December 2018?

  66. Gemeyah 4life

    he sounds so cute when he says "give me the thing that i love,i'll turn the lights on",am i right?

  67. • C A N D Y R A D I O •

    I ❤ YOUR VOICE ❤
    (Sorry my English is not good)

  68. Dashinator X

    I wish you had an instrumental as well as your original. Your vocals are wonderful but I want to have clear hearing of the instruments.

  69. Sam Kenway

    The tune from the original was a little too intense for me. It had a really high tempo and was really overwhelming. I really love how you turned the background music into a lovely instrumental piece. I was able to enjoy the song a lot more when I wasn't trying to find a comfortable volume to listen at. Well done guys, well done!

  70. Yasushi Montaro

    👍👍👍👍👍

  71. Daniela Solís

    Still listening 😍

  72. yt 4ever

    Better than the original. Doesn't even compare.

  73. e i f f e l TM

    Got here from the voltron fandom.

    YeeT

    Alexandra Carroll

    Same here.

  74. —ρяιиcє—

    Came from a Lance AMV.

    small weenus

    —ρяιиcє— Wait, really? That’s cool. Link? I came from YOI

    Alexandra Carroll

    I have been looking for someone here for my fandom!!

  75. Happily_ Deranged

    I like your version even more than the original

  76. starryeyedmojo

    this song reminds me of pride! roman from sanders sides. like if u agree

  77. Dat Random Slytherin

    😍😍😍



    I hate this channel dammit all the covers are better than the originals. Too much talent for one person. Gosh I love you Sam.

  78. Mew Twaila

    Am I the only one who found this through the Haikyuu fandom and not YOI? Lol
    (I love YOI tho so no hate)

  79. Mew Twaila

    "Give me the thing that I love" which would be an hour long version of this
    Please, thanks 😘👌

  80. Sora's Republic

    I love this more than the original ;^; sorry Lady Gaga i still love you

  81. jessica miller

    Well you can have my applause!👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  82. Катя Атаман

    let this song fill the world!

  83. Катя Атаман

    чи можна любити це ще більше?

  84. LauRe **

    just congrats 💚

  85. TATA hyung

    Yup,
    DEFINITELY better than the original.

  86. Eric Vulgar

    2018 anyone??!

  87. Mel Ilian

    In the beginning I thought he was Shawn Mendes😂😂😂. But then I heard his voice and I saw his face. You have an AMAZING voice and I love the instruments. I play violin too and I get her😂😂

  88. Alek Martins

    i love yoooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuu

  89. one crayz

    Okadar efect eklesem ben stat olurum herhalde sen bu sesle boyle yapıyorsan

  90. bronco clayton

    Straight fire 😍

  91. samantha lshl

    Opd que genial

  92. NaLeSims

    omg il chante trop bien !!!!!

  93. Texan Child

    This was good.

  94. Saki Inui

    Haikyuu!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. fernando takahashi

    APPLAUSE FOR YOU SIR
    👏👏👏

  96. Irish Love

    Love your voice❤❤💚💚

  97. Tea_Trash

    Y'all talking about Yuri on Ice but I'm here because of my baby boy Lance from Voltron, and this song is his theme, change my mind

  98. raniya nausheen

    i saw a blacktwicevelvet fmv and i fell in love with voice !!! so great