Executive producers Ryan Murphy, left, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Ian Brennan at Wednesday's event. The cast's rendition of "Don't Stop Believin' " remains a favorite for Murphy, while Falchuk appreciates Brennan's lyricism as part of the show's original song "Hell to the No." Brennan and Di Loreto, meanwhile, both singled out original song "Trouty Mouth" as being among their favorites.
Matthew Morrison, left, is also a fan of "Trouty Mouth," and the "No Air"/"Hate on Me" mash-up, while Lea Michele has fond memories of her duet with Chris Colfer on "Happy Days Are Here Again"/"Get Happy." Cory Monteith remembers the moment when he knew what the core of the show would be when he saw "Rehab" written into the script.
Wednesday's celebration, which took place after the mash-up performance of Adele's "Rumor Has It"/"Someone Like You" was filmed, brought out the bulk of the cast, including Kevin McHale, Cory Monteith, Harry Shum Jr., Idina Menzel, Dianna Agron, Damian McGinty, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Heather Morris, Naya Rivera, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and more. Columbia Records topper Rob Stringer noted that Ryan Murphy came up with the idea to celebrate the occassion with the large placque featuring the titles of all 300 songs featured on the show.
Long Line of Hits
Harry Shum Jr. noted that the Queen version of "Somebody to Love" stands out for him, while his on-screen partner Jenna Ushkowitz pointed to "As If We Never Said Goodbye" -- the song featured when Chris Colfer's Kurt Hummel returns to McKinley. Colfer, meanwhile, remembers channeling the fashion of Lady Gaga and "Bad Romance" as being among his most memorable performances.
The actual 300th musical performance features Amber Riley, left, Naya Rivera and Heather Morris covering Adele's "Rumor Has It"/"Someone Like Me" as part of McKinley's New Directions rival glee club. Rivera and Morris both noted that her favorite performance was "Never Going Back Again," while Riley called "Don't Rain on My Parade" "epic."
The Nov. 15 episode will feature the 300th musical performance, which finds Mercedes, Santana, Brittany, Sugar and the rest of their Shelby-fronted new glee club members singing and dancing to an Adele mash-up.
"Someone emailed me a video of Adele saying she wanted me to sing her song, so I emailed it to Ryan and Brad and I think that's how we got 'Rumor Has It'/'Someone Like You,' " Amber Riley said.
Naya Rivera joked to reporters at the 300th musical performance event on the Glee set that she "single-handedly brought back" the high pony hair style and has heard that several people are going dressed as Cheerios for Halloween.
After being sent a video in which Adele asked that Amber Riley sing her songs on Glee, co-creator Ryan Murphy pondered the idea and eventually wrote it into the series. "Amber's been on that kick for literally eight months," he joked. Meanwhile, Columbia Records topper Rob Stringer was over the moon that both Glee and Adele call the label home. As for Adele's thoughts on being part of the Glee milestone, Stringer noted she's a fan of the show and heard the mix Monday. "She approved it personally," he noted.