Whether these songs took place at Sectionals or just in the music room, they were always treated with passion, if not grace. Many would probably consider their "Don't Stop Believing" cover, which became a perpetual classic on the show, to be the best. However, it was a bit overplayed and cliche by the time the show came to an end. They definitely helped catapult it into the territory of all-time musical classics, but after a while, it became a bit grating. Still, though, it's impossible to deny the impact of hearing the New Directions belt out the Journey song the first time around. Amber Riley absolutely crushed this rendition. Sometimes, it's really hard to imagine how such a bad idea could make it all the way through the creative process.
Glee , the show that made a cappella sort of cool and turned Jeopardy! In its six seasons, the show has run through more than songs, sold over 11 million albums worldwide, and, at the peak of its phenomenon, earned numbers on the Billboard charts comparable to those of the Beatles. It even single-handedly gave Journey the career resurgence they most likely never asked for.
‘Don’t Stop Believin’’
As "Glee" emerges as the all-time Hot leader for most chart appearances , beating Elvis' record of entries on the chart, let us take a minute to revisit the songs that led the cast to the top honor. Billboard presents the top ten most popular "Glee" performances, based on U. You can probably guess which song came out on top, but some of the others just might surprise you! Watch the performances right here and get reacquainted with Rachel, Finn, Mr. Schue and the whole "Glee" gang from seasons one and two. Although Rachel may have meant well, Puck, Finn and Jesse were offended to see themselves triple-cast in her "Run, Joey, Run" music video at the tail-end of season one -- so much so, Jesse breaks up with her. The episode ends with the spurned Rachel singing a tearful version of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" as the boys leave, accompanying her vocals at times. We love Rachel's vulnerability and all her egocentric crazy, but how many times will we see her cry and sing simultaneously?
Subscriber Account active since. The musical comedy-drama "Glee" first aired over 10 years ago and during the six seasons it ran for, the show's characters performed over songs. Most of them were covers but some of them were original songs and quite a few of them were mashups of two popular tracks. Most of these songs were later compiled onto soundtrack albums, many of which quickly rose on the music charts. Clad in jeans and red T-shirts, they were a scrappy group of singers on a brand-new TV show. This song helped set the tone for what the show would be and it helped introduce Journey to a whole new generation. According to Billboard, this is the most-downloaded cover song in the show's history with over a million downloads. Kurt Chris Colfer purposefully wasn't quite able to nail that final high note as part of a plot point so that Will Schuester Matthew Morrison could give the solo to Rachel Lea Michele — but the duo still put on stellar competing performances. Per Billboard, the song has since been downloaded over , times.