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Cory Monteith: 5 Greatest 'Glee' Performances

He may not have been the strongest singer in the bunch, but Cory Monteith's considerable charisma transformed these musical numbers into something truly memorable

1. Season 1’s Regoinals Medley
June 8, 2010 This chill-inducing group number — anchored by Monteith and Lea Michele’s sizzling chemistry on ”Faithfully” — didn’t win the competition, but it captured fans’ hearts.

2. ”I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”
Jan. 31, 2012 This flirty ballad from season 3 showed why shippers kept rooting for ”Finchel” — love triangles (or quadrangles) be damned.

3. ”Losing My Religion”
Oct. 5, 2010 Monteith’s emotional, sweetly searching rendition of the R.E.M. classic in season 2 showcased his Everyman relatability.

4. ”Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
Nov. 29, 2011 Many of Glee’s songs are fun karaoke covers. So when the show offers a truly original interpretation — like Monteith’s mournful take on Cyndi Lauper’s iconic ’80s hit in season 3 — viewers take notice.

5. ”Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
Oct. 12, 2010 Monteith was often at his best when he was rocking out on the drums. In this season 2 duet with Michele, his bouncy beat took a frothy choir-room treat to the next level.