5. Black Keys & Vampire Weekend Face Off in "Sellout-Off"
Back in January, Stephen Colbert invited the Black Keys and Vampire Weekend on "The Colbert Report," pitting them against each other in a "sellout-off" to earn his 2011 Grammy ballot for Best Alternative Album. In a satirical move that spoke loudly and clearly about the state of the music industry, both heavily-licensed rock bands played clips of commercials featuring their songs to determine which act was more deserving of Colbert's vote. "Leave your souls at the door," Colbert advised. What transpired was a toned-down take on the newscaster fight from "Anchorman," metal chains and crowbars included. ( Full Billboard.com Story)
4. Michael Bolton Shows His Cinephilia in "Jack Sparrow"
The Lonely Island earns another spot on our list with their Michael Bolton collaboration, which is easily the best thing the crooner's done in ages. Appearing in the "SNL" Digital Short "Jack Sparrow" back in May, Bolton proved just how big of a cinephile he is by writing "big sexy hooks" about "The Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, "Forrest Gump," "Erin Brockovich" and "Scarface." Bolton committed, transforming himself into each character with a scary sort of enthusiasm, and the result was a special sort of comeback touched only by