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Flying Without Wings is the debut single of Ruben Studdard, the winner of Season 2 of American Idol. It was performed by Studdard during the Season 2 Finale. It was written by Wayne Hector and Steve Mac and originally performed by Westlife.

It was released on June 10th, 2003 and charted at Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, behind his fellow runner-up's single This is the Night.


  • This is the first winners' single that was not originally written for the Idol, the next one being Lee DeWyze's single Beautiful Day.