As Cory Monteith explained on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon early last week, his “Losing My Religion” segment on next week’s “Grilled Cheesus” episode of Glee was shot in reverse. “I had to learn little bits of the song backwards,” he told Fallon. While that’s a bit too mind-boggling to contemplate on a Friday morning (we’re just trying to move forward—to the weekend!), you can at least hear the “Finn Hudson” version of R.E.M.’s 1991 smash below.
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Oh, Cory—try, cry, why, try! There’s just something about that handsome face and winning smile that has us overlooking the fact that this sounds like you downed a bucket of spiked punch at the McKinley High homecoming dance and stepped up to the mic for a round of karaoke.
But at least it’s miles better than the Helping Haiti charity cover of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” from earlier this year—and that was done by professional singers, like Susan Boyle. And Miley Cyrus.
“Grilled Cheesus” will also see the cast of Glee taking on Joan Osborne’s “One Of Us”, The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and Billy Joel’s “Only The Good Die Young.” Listen to next week’s tunes here.