'Saturday Night Live' Rocks: 25 Greatest Musical Performances

From Nirvana to Queen, we rank the 25 greatest musical performances in the history of 'Saturday Night Live'

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3. U2: November 20th, 2004

As part of the promotional blitzkrieg for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the band performed the soaring "Vertigo" and "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," with Bono miming a head butt (or, as he called it, "a Glasgow kiss") into the SNL camera. The real magic happened during the closing credits when the band completely broke from SNL tradition, performing its classic debut single, "I Will Follow," as Bono wandered into the studio audience and embraced a tearful Amy Poehler. "My whole body blushed," Poehler wrote, "and I almost died from excitement."

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