Darren Criss' 8 Most Amazing 'Glee' Performances, Ranked

by Alex Ungerman 12:50 PM PST, February 05, 2015
Photo: FOX

Happy birthday, Blaine!

Darren Criss won our hearts pretty much the day we first met him at Dalton Academy belting out pop songs in his crisp navy blue and red blazer. In honor of the Glee star's 28th birthday, we're celebrating his 8 best Glee performances. This was somewhat hard to do because pretty much EVERY Darren Criss performance is amazing.

But we persevered and here is the ranking of our favorites:

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8. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Yeah. Darren Criss + Queen should pretty much be illegal.

7. All of Me - John Legend


6. It's Time - Imagine Dragons

This moving performance from Blaine to Kurt is what taught us that if you love something you have to let it go.

5. I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You - Black Kids

We can't EVEN handle how much attitude Darren brings to this song!

4. It's Not Right But It's Okay - Whitney Houston

Never say Darren can't pump it up from time to time!

3. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry

So... Darren basically is Katy Perry now, right?

2. Cough Syrup - Young The Giant

Another sad one but this just makes us feel so many things!

1. Teenage Dream - Katy Perry

Falling in love with Blaine and that blazer all over again!

BONUS: Teenage Dream (acoustic)

Try to watch this performance and not cry forever. CAN'T. BE. DONE.

We also still can’t forget that amazing reunion of the original Glee cast from the season premiere. Watch that video below.