Stephen Colbert's Top 10 Music Moments

Comedy Central

Over the last five years, "The Colbert Report" has become an important stop for musicians promoting new albums, tours and films. It is the rare late-night show that consistently includes artist interviews along with performances.

In honor of Stephen Colbert being named as David Letterman's replacement on CBS's "The Late Show" in 2015, it seemed fitting that we create a Top 10 List. The category is: "Top 10 Music Related Segments of the Colbert Report."

  1. 11

    The members of Rush autograph Colbert's hand. "I better not see that on eBay," drummer Neil Peart jokes

    (July 16, 2008)
  2. 10

    John Legend and Colbert turn the set into a lounge to perform the Michael Jackson hit "The Girl is Mine"

    (July 11, 2010)
  3. 9

    Bjork talks computers and elves and Colbert manages to not comment on her hair

    (Jan. 31, 2012)
  4. 8

    Morrissey and Colbert go toe-to-toe on the royal family, vegetarianism and the lack of a Smiths reunion

    (Oct. 9, 2012)
  5. 7

    Jack White refuses to take the stage for his interview and agrees to a "dry run" backstage

    (April 26, 2012)
  6. 6

    Colbert messes with Radiohead and their anti-corporate stance

    (Sept. 26, 2011)

  7. 5

    In one of the show's most random musical moments, Michael Stipe, Brian Eno and Colbert sing Bill Withers' "Lean On Me"

    (Nov. 11, 2011)

  8. 4

    Members of Fun. and Colbert discuss the issues that arise in a world of no boxers, no briefs

    (Aug. 13, 2012)

  9. 3

    Daft Punk is a no-show to not violate an exclusivity clause in their MTV VMA agreement...

    ...and Colbert delivers a compelling and amusing report on behind-the-scenes activity.

    (Aug. 7, 2013)

  10. 2

    Colbert fills out his Grammy ballot with some help from the Black keys and Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

    (Jan. 11, 2011)