Best Glee Songs

The Top Ten

1 Don't Stop Believin'

This song was always performed on turning points in the show. Now that I have finished watching the series, when I go back to the past performances of this song by the Glee cast, I can't help but feel nostalgic. The first performance lays the foundation to the creation of the Glee club, forcing Schuster to stay and give the kids music in their lives. That performance is basically the most important performance in the show. Next comes the time when everyone is sad because Finn dies and the Glee club has to be disbanded. When you watch the performance, again, a wave of nostalgia comes over and leaves you all gooey and mushy inside. This song, although a seminal classic on its own, changed the way I viewed musicals and was basically the backbone of Glee. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Glee is this song and the way the cast performed it.

When I was in 5th grade (i am in 7th grade now) it was the most popular song in the class! Almost in the whole school! Every day we would song this song, we still sing it today sometimes! This song brings back memories! :, )

Just amazing. The pilot was just epic the only song that really catches up to it nothing. They should of wrote this song not the gut who wrote it. So much better than the original. This song made Lea and Cory's voice shine. This is the song I think of when you say the word 'Glee" that song was the begging of a whole knew era, and it changed my whole perspective of life. - zotz99

It’s just so good. Every time I hear this song it just brings me so much happiness now because it reminds me of glee, Finn, Rachel etc. It’s amazing.

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2 Teenage Dream

Why are the warblers always better than the original singer? Ahh darren criss... So good

Cute song love it!. it's better the the original track

This song is so peppy and cute! It has got an awesome refreshin feeling.. I simply love it! The video is also very sweet..

This is the song that got me super hooked

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3 Rumour Has It / Someone Like You

Love this song so much! Any duet between Santana and Mercedes is always so great! Their voices mash perfectly together.

Am very much surprised that its not on the top 10list
Its considered as the best performance after don't stop believing! These songs of adele are performed amazingly

I love this song but it was in such a sad episode I also loved it when santana slapped finn he totally deserved it

It's perfect. - Whitecoat

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4 Defying Gravity

I love the way that Chris and Lea both hit their high notes very well but Chris just blew it for his dad but I knew that he would have done AMAZING Chris Colfer is just so amazing he did it JUST for his dad as soon as he new that his dad was just devastated to hear that person on the phone...

Both Lea Michele and Chris Colfer sounded absolutely fantastic, and Kurt blowing the high F for his dad was sweet beyond sweet.

Absolutely breathtaking performances from both Chris and Lea. I could listen to this cover forever. These two are the beating heart of Glee, and this was the moment where they really began to shine for the first time, I feel.

Lea and Chris both have such unique and wonderful voices and their voices go so well together in that song.

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5 Loser Like Me

I only have one question... Which is... WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? This is Glee's BEST song... It is an anthem, a wake up call, which helps us tide over the various people who may call us losers, and has got be right on top and occupy 1st place... Please come back to your senses music lovers

"Loser like me" is one of the original Glee songs and it's just amazing. It represents perfectly what GLEE is about. And Mercendes really rocked in this one...and Rachel...and Finn. They all sounded perfect in that song, it was very inspiring. And I loved the fact that Santana and Brittany had like their own solo, like a cheerleader kinda thing.

This song is what Glee is all about. Being proud of who you are even if people call you a loser and try and chase your dreams. It's upbeat, funny, hopeful and always puts a smile on my face.

An anthem for underdogs all over the world.

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6 Don't Rain on My Parade

CLASSIC LEA MICHELE. I always watch this Sectionals performance over and over again! Season 1 was the best.

I LOVE this song after I heard it I practiced singing it for like a month...i got pretty good at it

Lea Michele is such an inspiring person.

You guys SLEEP on this one...

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7 We are Young

Fun would have got no where if glee had not have sung this song, We Are Young is the meaning of glee! Everyone in the club, reunited, together once again! Amazing solos from everyone in the club

This is so much better than Fun! This should be number 1! And Teenage dream, Marry you, and one of us. Glee cast rocks!

My favourite song! I'm so happy that they covered it and fun. Is famous now, only because of them. Won't be tired to listening to this song

Rachel sounds so incredible in that song, really suits her voice.

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8 It's All Coming Back to Me Now

This song gives me SO many chills I've watched that episode around 5 times already...

I love this song!

Great cover of the gr8est diva celine

One of the best Rachel's solos, up there with Don't rain on my parade, People, Cry and Being good isn't good enough.
This solo really brightens her voice and she sounds so powerful.

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9 Girl On Fire

I think that Santana has an awesome voice in this song. I have alwazs felt like her voice was always so underrated. This song is incredible and I feel like Santana is thinking of Britt when she is singing it.

Hate the original. Santana brings this song alive and makes it powerful and emotional.

Best Santana song along with Valerie

This song is so sweet

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10 Gives You Hell

It's totally Rachel Berry!

A great performance, one of the funniest moments. Rachel is just being Rachel, giving angry looks at Finn while belting out the song and Finn looks so uncomfortable. I also liked the fact that Brittany and Santana were harmonizing in the background even though Rachel was mad at them too. Hilarious!

I love this song its amazing, better than the original!


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The Contenders

11 Bohemian Rhapsody

I totally love the original version by Queen, but Vocal Adrenaline get the notes spot on and manage to stay harmonized throughout the whole song.

Even though the new directions lost an I hate that they did vocal adrenaline deserved it

I'm not a fan of Vocal Adrenaline (they are our moral enemies! ) but that song was superb!

Queen is my favorite band because of this song

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12 Songbird

Santana singing that song made me cry. It was such a personal and sweet moment between her and Brittany and it really spoke to my heart.

Songbird keep singing like they know the score

Brittana is amazing


13 Thriller / Heads Will Roll

Love this song this one should be number 4 or 5 not number 15 great singing love this episode and song please vote this one up the list higher really good tune

Looked amazing with the smoke, costumes and makeup. Naya Rivera (Santana) also has an amazing voice! Great mashup.

Love This Song Amazing Song Should Be Way Higher Please Vote For This Song Please Please love love love love love it best song amazing listen to it please it's amazing

One of the greatest numbers they did. Loved the costumes and the zombie make up, and Artie's solo.

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14 I Want to Hold Your Hand

This is one of the most amazing things I have ever heard. Chris Colfer is absolutely brilliant here!

Oh my gosh the emotion in this song when Chris sings it is breath taking

I literally almost cried when I listened to this! Chris you are amazing!

Such a sad song, he has a wonderful voice ❤️

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15 Smooth Criminal

Are you kidding me? Santana and Sebastian singing together? How can't that be epic? They are so awesome together. They were sparks flying like crazy over there.

This is definitely top 10 material.. Santana and sebastian singin an amazing feud.. Hate rolling in their words

HOW IS THIS NOT HIGHER? :O! Santana + Sebastian + Cello Guys = AMAZING FOR MY EARS!

Santana's voice sounds so wonderful especially on them high notes though 😍

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16 Gold Digger

Mercedes and will sung this together its a really good mix two good voices - ad1182

Will rapped and Mercedes sounded extraordinarily awesome,

So retro love it!

God this is like my first gleemoment

17 It's My Life / My Confessions

Look lets be simple don't stop believing is a journey song and it was butchered on that stage, and its my life is a bon jovi song made for teens and teens singing it its appropriate the version was beautifully executed and its variation was pleasing

One of their best mash ups up there with Rumor has it/Someone like you and Halo/Walking on sunshine.

This is one of my favorite glee mash ups I love Finn in this song it's so fun

This song is so funny
I love the facial expressions they use

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18 Marry the Night

Adam Lambert was a great addition to this show! He really fit well into the whole Glee dynamic and the NYC crew with Kurt, Santana and Rachel. In that song Marry The Night, he sounds incredible.

Kurt was so jealous it was funny

Why is this only no:23?
This is the song which made glee this much famous and you guys can't vote?
Why? - glambert

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19 Total Eclipse of the Heart

best song ever. I love jonathan groff's voice..
i can't stop listening this song, over, and over again

This song is so great. ! I loved Bonnie Tyler's original version and Glee's version was great too!

Love Rachel's tremendous voice in this with the contribution of puck, Jessie and finn

Lea sounds better than the original

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20 Paradise by the Dashboard Light

How is it possible that Total Eclipse Of The Heart, Gold Digger and Thriller/Heads Will Roll are ahead of this.

The most underrated Glee performance. I never heard anyone praising it even though it was so amazing.

Love best song ever Finn was good voice Rachel berry was star singer ever

Oh oh oh my gosh amazing song but how they do it in gle is even better

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Top Remixes (21)

1. Don't Stop Believin'
2. Singin' in the Rain/Umbrella
3. Don't Rain on My Parade
1. Marry the Night
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
3. It's All Coming Back to Me Now
1. Hungry Like the Wolf
2. We are Young
3. Loser Like Me

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