Okay everyone, in honor of SNL airing their Backstage special on NBC, I figured it would be great to do a rundown of the 20 greatest SNL music sketches.

These are in no particular order

  1. Candy Slice and the Slicers – Hands down, the late Gilda Radner was the funniest ladies of the original “Not Yet Ready For Primetime Players. 
  2. The Celine Dion Show – Former SNL cast member Ana Gasteyer consistently tries to show off the fact that she’s “The Greatest Singer In The World.” Oh and be sure to check out host Matthew Broderick as Gloria Estefan. 
  3. The Barry Gibb Talk Show –    In music, sometimes it is best not to use your singing voice as your talking voice.
  4. Whitney Houston – Maya Rudolph nails it as Whitney Houston tries to give Seth and Amy some extra special brownies on Weekend Update. However, don’t eat the brownies that Whitney Houston gives you!
  5. Lawrence Welk – For once, Lawrence Welk actually looks fun to watch.
  6. What Up With That?: Lindsey Buckingham is always a guest, yet he never sings any of the Fleetwood Mac classics.
  7. Stevie Nicks Fajita Roundup: Who knew that songs like “Dreams,” “Rhiannon,” and “Landslide” could be commercial jingles?
  8. Kiddie Metal:  Adam Sandler as a nursery rhyme singing Axl Rose!
  9. Celebrity Jeopardy with Bijork, Sean Connery, and Dave Matthews – “Everything is music! Crash boom bang, chimpa cha!”
  10. Blue Oyster Cult needs more cowbell: Ah yes, the cowbell skit. “I got a fever and the only perscription is MORE COWBELL!
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