More Than a Feeling was the song little Finn and Darren from the lawn company sang when they were greening up his mom’s yard.
Actually, they were singing “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’.” I just double checked. (So! They already referenced it back at the end of season 1 when they sang it as part of the Journey mashup at regionals.)
80s music is such a part of Finn’s characterization though that it’s obviously still a tribute. (Especially with the Don’t Stop Believin’ style da da da da’s)
"I will tell you a beautiful thing, which was at the memorial, which was in the auditorium set. And it was the Glee family, and his close friends.
Lea put it all together, I don’t know how she pulled herself together to do that, she must have been compelled to… and I will not be able to watch that episode, that’s the one about him passing.
But…Lea asked Amber Riley to sing and she did. She was singing this beautiful song. She got choked up at one point and she sang and sang and sang, and it was just a magnificent moment. And then afterwards at the - I don’t wanna call it a reception - but you know, everybody just sort of eating and talking. She said ‘Adam, I almost started laughing.’ And I said, ‘why?’ and she said, ‘because, as I was singing, I suddenly became aware that the song was sort of long and all of a sudden in my head I pictured Cory staring at me and like, with the finger telling me to wrap it up already, and I wanted to start laughing, but I couldn’t cause no one would’ve understood.
And I thought, Oh my God, he was in the room. He was in the room telling Amber to wrap it up. And that connection felt very, very real. He was a great man, I loved him very much.’
- Adam Shankman
The first lines we ever hear Rachel sing are “On my own, pretending he´s beside me.”
I´ve been thinking about the song Glee might end on, because I keep thinking it´s less and less like going to be Don´t Stop Believing, and then something reminded me of Rachel´s first Glee audition.