Naya Rivera. Courtesy of FOX TV.

Wait…WHAT?’s Favorite Naya Rivera ‘Glee’ Performances

Following the heartbreaking news of Naya Rivera’s tragic passing, I found myself–like many other Glee fans–scrolling through YouTube to watch her many performances from the hit Fox show throughout the day.

In the role of fan-favorite Santana Lopez, Naya’s vocal prowess proved that she could take on songs from Mr. Shue’s beloved Journey to contemporary chart-toppers and, really, everything in between.

As you revisit these songs today and in the days to come, keep Naya’s family, especially her little boy, and friends in your thoughts and continue to lift up her spirit and talent.

Below are my personal favorites from Naya’s time on Glee.


“Rumour Has It”/”Someone Like You”

“Nutbush City Limits”

“River Deep, Mountain High”

“Girl on Fire”

“Smooth Criminal”

“Back to Black”

“Edge of Glory”

“Doo Wop (That Thing)”


“Here Comes the Sun”

“Valerie” (From Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie)



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Kirsten Coachman

Kirsten Coachman is a Writer, Editor, and Arts & Entertainment Journalist from the SF Bay Area. When not listening to music or cheering on the San Jose Sharks, she's probably at the movies. Follow her on Twitter: @KirsCoachman

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