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Top 25 Tonight Show Moments Of 2016

We are forever grateful to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the Tonight Show for keeping us laughing during an especially tough year. Here are 25 moments from 2016 that really stood out.

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1. Jimmy and Billy Joel sing "Beast of Burden"

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2016 started out strong with one of the greatest duets of all time. Plus Jimmy had some pretty sweet moves on the piano that didn't hurt!

2. Bob Dylan sings Hotline Bling

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This is exactly what sets The Tonight Show apart from other late night shows. Who else could have thought up Bob Dylan singing "Hotline Bling"? Exactly.

3. Behind the Scenes - Bob Dylan sings Hotline Bling

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The awesome people at The Tonight Show know just how much we love to see how things work behind the scenes. Seeing Jimmy get ready for this performance was fascinating to watch!

4. #FalpalsOnFallon

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One of the coolest things they've ever done behind the scenes was have "us" as guests on the show! (via Snapchat). We got to see exactly what it's like to be on the show from the guest's perspective, AND we even started a trending hashtag: #FalpalsOnFallon!

5. Sia, Natalie Portman, Jimmy and The Roots perform Iko Iko

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Another unique spin on a classic song brings Sia, Natalie Portman, Jimmy and The Roots together to sing Iko Iko. Sounds crazy, but it couldn't have been more perfect.

6. Lip Sync Battle with Melissa McCarthy

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LEGENDARY.

7. Tonight Show hits 10 Million Subscribers on YouTube

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The Tonight Show was the first late night show to get 10 MILLION subscribers on YouTube. Fantastic job guys!

8. Jimmy and Paul Rudd got the 12 O'Clock News Blues

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Not only did Jimmy and Paul Rudd recreate Styx's "Too Much Time On My Hands", they did it basically frame by frame and it all came together in less than a day. Just incredible.

9. Bonk!

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The always-innovative Tonight Show brought a popular segment straight to your phone! Now you can BONK! yourself whenever you feel like it!

10. "I'm On a Boat" Classroom Instruments with The Lonely Island

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I'M ON A BOAT

11. Jimmy and Blake Shelton Try Sushi

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Can I get some rass wan? Bonus: Check out Tonight Show's YT channel to watch Blake teach Jimmy how to milk a cow!

12. Jimmy Gives Blake Lively a Cardboard Cutout of Himself

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Jimmy gives Blake Lively the gift we all want. Check out what she and husband Ryan Reynolds did with it!

13. Two Neil Youngs on a Tree Stump

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If you could do anything you wanted with Neil Young, the obvious answer would be to sing with him on a tree stump.

14. Jimmy pays tribute to Orlando victims, Prince, David Bowie, Gary Shandling, and more

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2016 as we all know has been a horrendous year. Watching Jimmy's heartfelt tributes to the Orlando victims, David Bowie, Prince, and Garry Shandling helped us grieve together during these tough times.

15. Spreading Joy in Hard Times

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"I've Got Good News and Good News" is just one of the many ways Jimmy and The Tonight Show helped us through the year: By giving us news stories that just make us feel happy. And for this, we are grateful. (Just a reminder: Ice cream).

16. FallonSnap!

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Whether it's a random snap during the day, a Friday breakfast cooking tutorial, or behind the scenes prep, nothing brightens our day more than an unexpected FallonSnap.

17. Stranger Things Parody - What Happened to Barb?

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Don't worry Barb. We didn't forget about you!

18. Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill Take a Drawing Class

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Jimmy should do more bits outside the studio. Just sayin.

19. Jimmy and Kevin Hart visit a Haunted House

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Remember when Jimmy dragged Kevin Hart on a roller-coaster? Payback's a bitch.

20. Martin Short and Steve Martin Can't Stop Rolling

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Rollin' Rollin' Rollin...

21. Jimberlake Reunites!

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Who even is this guy? Nobody knows. Moving along. 😉

22. "Enter Sandman" - Classroom Instruments with Metallica

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How they made this possible is a mystery to us. Sleep with one eye open...

23. The Roots, Busta Rhymes and Joell Ortiz perform "My Shot" from The Hamilton Mixtape

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As far as musical performances go, this one was legendary.

24. A Capella version of Wonderful Christmastime

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Oh hey, let's just get The Roots, Paul McCartney and the cast of Sing together and sing a holiday classic a capella. Just another day!

25. Jimmy and The Rock's surprise Military Homecoming

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One of the most touching moments of the year was when Dwayne Johnson and Jimmy surprised a Tonight Show producer by bringing her husband home for the holidays. Such a beautiful way to end the year.

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