Anything that combines Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Taylor Swift and more music stars is bound to be pretty special. And so it was on Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special Sunday night (Feb. 15), where -- in between tributes to all of the SNL greats (like Jane Curtin, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey all sharing the "Weekend Update" stage) -- the show also managed to sneak in plenty of music stars for performances and special cameos.
Below, 10 of our favorite music moments from the three-and-a-half-hour festivities, which, yes, include expected highlights like a Justin Timberlake appearance, but also features never-could-have-predicted-this gems such as Miley Cyrus covering Paul Simon (!?).
1. The episode started strong: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake kicked things off with original song/rap "The Chronicles of SNL" that basically was just a "History of Rap"-esque call-out to every SNL catchphrase over 40 years, from Church Lady's "Isn't that special" to "Jane you ignorant slut." And yes, Timberlake did perform a little of his own biggest SNL catchphrase: a glorious shoutout to one "d--k in a box."