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The 9 Best Music Moments From This Season Of “SNL”

From Rihanna going #seapunk to the most intense Kanye performance ever, this was a banner year for music on Saturday Night Live.

9. Frank Ocean, “Thinkin’ About You” [Sep. 15, 2012]

8. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us” [Mar. 2, 2013]

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7. Paul McCartney with Nirvana, “Cut Me Some Slack” [Dec. 15, 2012]

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6. Rihanna, “Diamonds” [Nov. 10, 2012]

5. Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)” [Jan. 26, 2013]

4. Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, “Suit & Tie” [Mar. 9, 2013]

3. Miguel, “Adorn” [Apr. 13, 2013]

2. Vampire Weekend, “Diane Young” [May 11, 2013]

1. Kanye West, “New Slaves” [May 18, 2013]

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Was this the best directed musical segment in the history of SNL? Probably so.

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