Bill Klein and Jen Arnold
12/31/2013 at 01:25 PM EST
It's been quite a year
We gained a Prince, lost many beloved stars, saw sad news break and happy occasions happen. And we just happened to get a lot on video.
In our look back at the high points and lowlights of 2013, we found 13 PEOPLE videos that show the year in pop culture – twerking included. So sit back, turn up the volume and reminisce with us.
Cory Monteith's 11 Best Glee Performances
premiered in 2009, the world was introduced to Cory Monteith
, a boyish Canadian actor who didn't have singing or dancing experience – but did have a lot of heart. After his untimely death in July
, this mash-up of his best on-screen moments brought tears, and smiles, to many fans.
The Prince of Cambridge Meets the World
On July 23, just one day after his birth, royal bundle of joy
Prince George met his admirers outside of London's St. Mary's hospital. Proud new parents Prince William
and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
charmed the cameras with jokes about their baby's full head of hair and relative heft.
Kelly Clarkson: "I Never Thought I'd Get Married"
It was a big year for Kelly Clarkson
– a surprise wedding
and big baby news!
– but toward the beginning of 2013, the signing starlet had no idea just what was in store. It's touching to see how excited she was about her impending nuptials at the start of the year in the clip above.
Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke's VMAs Debacle
It's been almost four months since Miley Cyrus
twerked on Robin Thicke at August's VMAs – and yet we're still talking about it (yep, it was that big of a moment). Teddy bears and foam fingers haven't been the same since.
Duchess Catherine's Maternity Flashback
The Duchess of Cambridge
definitely had one of the most stylish pregnancies ever. Watch how her bump gracefully grew from her December 2012 pregnancy announcement to July 2013, when she brought adorable Prince George into the world. (And memo to expectant moms: If you need some maternity outfit inspiration, this clip has you covered!)
Tim McGraw's PEOPLE Shoot
Whoa there, cowboy! This behind-the-scenes video from Tim McGraw's
sexy February PEOPLE cover gave fans insight into his perfect day – and a peek at that eight-pack he's been hiding under his shirt.
What The Little Couple Loves Most About Their New Son
Before the bad news
, TLC's Bill Klein and Jen Arnold had something really sweet to share, warming our hearts by showing how their lives changed for the better after adopting their son
Will, 3, in March. The couple – who've since adopted a daughter
– wasn't sure what to expect at first, but it's amazing to see just how quickly Will fell for his elated new parents.
Taylor Swift's OMG Face – Over, and Over, and Over ...
How excited is the freshly minted 24-year-old
for the new year? This video captured her signature facial expression, which will hopefully make more appearances in the upcoming awards-show season.
Life According to Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si
The controversial A&E series
is an ideal soapbox for Robertson, whose head-scratching humor brought plenty of memorable one-liners.
Paul Walker's Finest Moments
The loss of Paul Walker
in November shocked and saddened fans worldwide. However, a touching tribute to the star – showing his more unforgettable interviews and red carpet moments – brought some comfort, depicting a good man who wanted to be remembered as a nice guy.
How the World Learned About the Royal Baby – in 90 Seconds
From the time his birth was announced to the reactions seen 'round the world, PEOPLE took readers through the excitement surrounding Prince George's July 22 arrival – in less than two minutes!
Blake Shelton: The Strange Reason I Stare at Shakira
got your tongue, Blake
? Back in March, Shelton attempted to explain why he gawked at fellow mentor Shakira all the time during episodes of The Voice
. Fair enough – though we're not sure we'll ever believe him.
Obsessed or Hot Mess? Kim's Dramatic Look, Khloé's Slicked Hair & More
In October, PEOPLE StyleWatch editors Zoë and Andrea got down to the important stuff, running a Beauty Debate
all about the Kardashian girls' hair and makeup styles. Who came out on top? You've gotta watch to find out!