Glee is currently in the midst of preparing a tribute episode dedicated to the late Cory Monteith (Finn), and while details about which songs will be included in the Season 5 tearjerker episode have not been revealed quite yet — fans are already full of ideas about which tunes they’d love to see.
We here at Wetpaint Entertainment recently put out a call on our Facebook page, asking fans like you which songs you’re hoping Glee will include. On Tuesday, we published a list of some of the favorite previous Glee tunes you’re hoping the show will reprise. But what about songs that Glee hasn’t covered before?
Below are the top ten new songs you hope to see in the Cory Monteith tribute. Check them out, then head below and cast your vote(s) to select your music wish list.
1. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, sung by Lea Michele
It’s perhaps one of the most beloved — and heartbreaking — love songs of this generation. Finn was taken from Rachel far too soon, just like Jack in Titanic. Lea Michele is always begging Glee creator Ryan Murphy to let her sing a Celine Dion song. This particular Celine ballad fits Lea and Rachel’s situation eerily well.
“Every night in my dreams/ I see you, I feel you /That is how I know you go on. Far across the distance / And spaces between us / You have come to show you go on. Near, far, wherever you are / I believe that the heart does go on / Once more you open the door / And you're here in my heart / And my heart will go on and on.”
2. “Just a Dream” by Carrie Underwood
It’s the heartbreaking song about a young girl whose husband-to-be dies right before their wedding day. Considering Finn and Rachel’s romantic history, the words ring particularly true. “Baby why'd you leave me / Why'd you have to go? / I was counting on forever, now I'll never know / I can't even breathe / It's like I'm looking from a distance / Standing in the background/ Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now / This can't be happening to me / This is just a dream.”
3. “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins
There’s something about this Phil Collins classic — and beloved Disney hit — that summarizes all our feelings on Cory’s passing just perfectly.
“'Cause you'll be in my heart / Yes, you'll be in my heart / I'll be there from this day on, now and forever more / Oh, you'll be in my heart / No matter what they say / You'll be here in my heart, always.”
4. “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
Plenty of fans on Facebook recommended that Glee sing this mournfully sweet Jeff Buckley tune.
“Your faith was strong but you needed proof / You saw her bathing on the roof / Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you / She tied you to her kitchen chair / She broke your throne and she cut your hair / And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah.”
5. “See You Again” by Carrie Underwood
Just because he is gone doesn’t mean he won’t still be a part of her life. She will carry the memories of him with her always. “Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking / But I stay strong and I hold on cause I know / I will see you again / This is not where it ends/ I will carry you with me.”
6. “Slipped Away” by Avril Lavigne
A mournful song of loss and mourning. The punk rock princess — a Canadian, just like Cory — shows off her serious side with this tearful tune. Take it away, New Directions... “I miss you, miss you so bad / I don't forget you, oh it's so sad / I hope you can hear me / I remember it clearly / The day you slipped away / Was the day I found it won't be the same.”
7. “Never Gone” by the Backstreet Boys
Through all the pain, this Backstreet Boys song paints a more hopeful picture. Finn may no longer be with them, but he will never be gone from their hearts. The memories remain. “Never gone, never far / In my heart is where you are / Always close, everyday / Every step along the way / Even though for now we've gotta say goodbye / I know you will be forever in my life / Never gone.”
8. “I’ll Cover You (Reprise)” from Rent
This song of love from the Broadway musical Rent takes on a whole new meaning during it’s second act reprise, when Collins sings it to the lifeless body of his lover, Angel, at Angel’s funeral. Suddenly, those tender words mean so much more. “With a thousand sweet kisses, I'll cover you / When you're worn out and tired / With a thousand sweet kisses / I'll cover you / When your heart has expired / Oh lover, I'll cover you / Oh lover, I'll cover you / 525600 minutes / 525000 seasons of love / I'll cover you.”
9. “I’ll Be Missing You,” by P. Diddy
This P. Diddy tune is instantly familiar, and it truly captures the feelings of loss that come with losing a close friend. “Every step I take, every move I make / Every single day, every time I pray / I'll be missing you / Thinkin' of the day, when you went away / What a life to take, what a bond to break / I'll be missin' you.” (Bonus: Just in case anybody wants to see Mr. Schue [Matthew Morrison] bring back some of his rapping skills, this would be the opportunity.)
10. “Angels Among Us” by Alabama
In the time since Cory’s death, people can’t seem to stop talking about the Glee star’s humbleness and caring heart. The world is a much better place to have had him in it, even for just a short while. “Oh, I believe there are angels among us. / Sent down to us from somewhere up above. / They come to you and me in our darkest hours. / To show us how to live, to teach us how to give. / To guide us with the light of love.”