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Video: Paul McCartney Takes Over 'SNL'

He played five songs and appeared in several skits, including Weekend Update

December 13, 2010 10:30 AM ET

Just two days after singing a new breakfast-oriented version of "Yesterday" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live — where he sang more songs and appeared in more skits than any musician in recent memory.

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McCartney not only performed five songs (as opposed to the usual two), but he also appeared in the opening monologue, a digital short and even Weekend Update, where he did an impression of Prince Charles' wife Camilla Parker-Bowles. McCartney's assault on New York continues tonight, when he plays at the Apollo Theatre to celebrate Sirius XM's reaching 20 million subscribers. Above, watch him play a medley of "Day in the Life" and "Give Peace a Chance"; below are clips of "Band On The Run," "Jet" and his Weekend Update segment.

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