Keep Holding On: Cory Monteith’s 10 Best ‘Glee’ Performances
Cory, who had publicly battled substance abuse problems and had spent time in rehab earlier this year, leaves behind thousands of devastated fans and colleagues — most notably his girlfriend, Lea Michele, who played his onscreen love interest, Rachel Berry, on "Glee."
But he also leaves behind a legacy of wonderful TV performances from his four "Glee" seasons, and that is how Yahoo! Music chooses to remember him. Here are our picks for Cory Monteith's top 10 "Glee" songs:
10. "Can't Fight This Feeling" (Season 1)
This was the song that landed Finn a spot in New Directions and started it all. After Mr. Schue overheard the secretly talented football hero belting out an REO Speedwagon power ballad in the shower, he couldn't fight the feeling, and he literally blackmailed Finn in order to recruit him to be the McKinley glee club's new star. As you can see (and hear), Mr. Schue's ploy was totally justified.
9. "Jessie's Girl" (Season 1)
One of the many "Glee" songs that chronicled the "Finchel" (Finn + Rachel) relationship, in this feisty performance a jealous Finn tried to woo Rachel back from Vocal Adrenaline male lead Jesse St. James, her then-squeeze. Rachel ended up back with Finn, naturally.
8. "Just the Way You Are" (Season 2)
Finn gave this sweet performance as a way of apologizing to his new stepbrother, openly gay Kurt Hummel, for not defending him from a fellow football player's bullying. Kurt forgave Finn, of course.