The Very Best “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” Music Sketches

As we count down the days until Jimmy Fallon takes the "Tonight Show" reins, take a look back at some of the best musical sketches during his time at "Late Night."

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got some help from one of the most famous people to come from the Garden State for his latest bit mocking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's traffic jam scandal. You can watch the live performance here.
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In Michelle Obama's second appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," the First Lady showed off a mean "Sprinkler," "Go Shopping, Get Groceries" and "Raise the Roof" — all great "mom dance" moves. She really lets loose in the last dance move, stunning Fallon. We won't spoil it, go watch it here.
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Love or loathe her, the woman can sing. Miley Cyrus belted out an a cappella version of her hit "We Can't Stop" with Jimmy and his band, The Roots. It was probably the least offensive performance of Miley's 2013. Watch the video here.
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Mariah Carey joined Jimmy Fallon & The Roots to sing a heart-warming rendition of her holiday classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" featuring classroom instruments and very cute child singers. Watch it here.
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In the second of two spot-on impersonations of David Bowie, Jimmy Fallon sings about Tim Tebow, who made headlines last year as a quarterback for the Jets (and then, backup for the Patriots.) Unfortunately the original video isn't available online, but you can watch "Tebowie Returns" here.
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In a show filmed on a university campus, Fallon had a very special guest, "the POTUS with the most-est," President Barack Obama. They slow-jammed the news together to a roaring crowd of students. Watch the video here.
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The sketch so good they did it FOUR times! Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake blew up the internet with "History of Rap," a mega mash-up of rap and hip hop songs. They later sang three more installments, including samples from the Beastie Boys, to Sir Mix-A-Lot, to Cypress Hill... actually, to see a full list of every song in the mash-ups, and a video go here.
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During "Justin Timberweek," Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake took their bromance to new levels. In a sketch that places the two "best friends forever" at a 1995 summer camp, the duo sang a very bro-tastic rendition of Hootie & the Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You." Watch the video here.
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It was the lip sync battle to end all lip sync battles. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Stephen Merchant and Jimmy Fallon faced off to see who could perform the best versions of their chosen songs (which weren't reveled to eachother until right before they sang). It's safe to say, Gordon-Levitt brought down the house. Watch it here.
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In 2012, Jeremy Lin rose to fame as a star college basketball player for Harvard. Jimmy Fallon jumped into the "Lin-sanity" with this tribute a la Pearl Jam's "Jeremy." Instead of drawing pictures of mountain tops, he is "at home, shooting free throws and three-point shots." His Eddie Vedder impersonation is spot-on. Check YouTube for the video.
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In another "Timberweek" sketch, Justin brings "SexyBack" with this barbershop quintet. Watch here.
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Fallon delivered a most excellent impersonation of Jim Morrison from The Doors in a very 70s-psychadelic version of "The Reading Rainbow" theme song. We think LeVar Burton would be proud. Watch the video here.
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Jimmy Fallon brought "The Fox" to late night in Oct. 2013. The internet phenom duo known as Ylvis performed their hit "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" with the help of The Roots. Jimmy gets in on the action by wearing a fox suit and singing along. Watch it here.
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