TV's Top 10 Musical Numbers

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I don't know about you, but I miss Glee. I miss Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Mr. Shu (Matthew Morrison) and Sue (Jane Lynch). I miss the Slushees. I miss the drama. But most of all, I miss the glorious musical numbers—and I don't think I'm alone.

So to cope with Glee's temporary TV absence (the show returns in April), I've assembled this list of TV's most memorable musical numbers. Some of stars who've performed them—like Kristin Chenoweth—are even Gleeks themselves. Others—like Zach Braff—can barely carry a tune. But who cares? It's all about the warm fuzzies, guys, and these little ditties totally bring 'em.

Note: We didn't forget Ally McBeal or Buffy the Vampire Slayer! There just aren't any videos out there on the interwebs.

10. Will and Grace
Jack McFarland (Sean Hayes) is a force to be reckoned with. Why? Because he can perform a duet with himself.

9. Family Guy
Peter (Seth MacFarlane) really belts out this heartfelt, Pro-Semite ballad—and we feel for him. (Apologies for the poor video quality.)

8. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Frank Reynolds (Danny DeVito) as a troll! Charlie (Charlie Day) as the Dayman! Karate and friendship for everyone! The Sunny cast delivered a winner with "The Nightman Cometh"—and they even toured the country to perform it live.

7. 30 Rock
From Tracy Jordan's (Tracy Morgan) smooth baritone and Grizz and Dot-Com's choreographed shuffles to Kenneth's Southern charm and Jenna's (Jane Krakowski) legitimate singing voice, 30 Rock proved that even a bunch of silly comedians could do justice to a classic Gladys Knight song—even if she didn't think so herself.

6. Pushing Daisies
When Kristin Chenoweth (or anyone else from this terribly-missed show) sings, I think about puppies, flowers, and other cute and pretty things.

5. The Drew Carey Show
Drew Carey was probably the weakest part of his self-titled show, but even he got into the awesome choreography that was the "Cleveland Rocks" title sequence. (The "Five O'Clock World" intro wasn't bad, either!)

4. The Simpsons
Mr. Burns' may have the creepiest wardrobe known to man—but all those turtle's necks and gorilla-hair vests make for one hell of a musical number.

3. Six Feet Under
It's hard not to love David Fisher's (Michael C. Hall) cha-cha moves in this daydream sequence. It's also hard not to love his jazz hands as he sings backup for Claire (Lauren Ambrose), either. Basically, it's not hard to love Michael C. Hall.

2. Scrubs
Most people cite "Guy Love" as the go-to Scrubs musical number, but we're pretty partial to the clever lyrics of "Everything Comes Down to Poo."

1. How I Met Your Mother
Yeah, yeah, we know Robin Scherbatsky's (Cobie Smulders) "Robin Sparkles" days on the sand and at the mall were pretty unforgettable—but Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) really outdid himself when he crooned about suits.

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