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The Best SNL Musical Guests Of Season 44, Ranked  

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While plenty of various talk shows and TV programs feature some great live performances, not many can stand up to the countless musicians who've appeared on Saturday Night Live. Since the show's inception, there's been a wide range of SNL musical guests, offering performances from some of the biggest names in the music industry—not to mention the occasional appearances in the show's skits as well. Spanning generations of artists and genres, the musical guests on SNL have certainly become a favorite of the show. In Season 44 alone, there have been some incredible performances. Of all the recently featured artists, however, who do you think was the best SNL musical guest in Season 44?

Whether you're a fan of classic rock or you're more of the hip hop type, SNL has surely featured an artist you'd enjoy. From folk rock legend Paul Simon, performing on the Saturday Night Life stage for the 11th time, to the ever-controversial, yet gifted rapper Kanye West, the SNL musical guests 2018 has offered do not disappoint. Disappoint or not, though, some simply perform better than the rest. Who's been your favorite?

If you're looking for the musical guest from last week, last night or want to see who's taking the stage tonight, you can find all the musical guests from SNL Season 44 below. Once you've tuned in and checked out the performances, vote up the ones you think shined the most. 

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Date: October 13, 2018

Songs Performed:

"Can't Run But"
"Bridge over Troubled Water"

Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's musical career has spanned seven decades with his fame and commercial success beginning as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel (originally known as Tom & Jerry), formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair's songs including three that reached number one on the U.S. singles charts: "The Sound of Silence", "Mrs. Robinson", and "Bridge over Troubled Water".The duo split up in 1970 at the height of their popularity, and Simon began a successful solo career, recording three acclaimed albums over the next five years. In 1986, he released Graceland, an album ...more on Wikipedia

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Date: November 3, 2018

Songs Performed:

"Light On"
"Fallingwater"

Margaret Debay Rogers is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer from Easton, Maryland. She rose to fame after her song "Alaska" was played to Pharrell Williams during a master class at New York University. Her songs "Alaska" and "Dog Years" placed numbers 64 and 173 on Triple J Hottest 100, 2016, respectively. Growing up in rural Maryland, Rogers began playing harp at age seven, and loved the music of Gustav Holst and Vivaldi. Her mother would play neo-soul artists such as Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill. By the time she was in middle school, Rogers had added piano, guitar, and songwriting to her repertoire. In high school, she fell in love with the banjo and folk music, and ...more on Wikipedia

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Date: November 17, 2018

Songs Performed:

"Boo'd Up"
"Trip"

Ella Mai Howell (born November 3, 1994) is an English singer and songwriter. She is signed to DJ Mustard's label 10 Summers Records and has released three extended plays. Her most recent EP, Ready, was released in February 2017 and featured the single "Boo'd Up", which was released in 2018. Her debut album, Ella Mai, was released on 12 October 2018. ...more on Wikipedia

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Date: December 8, 2018

Songs Performed:

"Guiding Light"
"Delta"

Mumford & Sons are a British rock band from London, England, formed in 2007. The band consists of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane. Mumford & Sons have released two studio albums: Sigh No More and Babel with one upcoming studio album, Wilder Mind. Sigh No More peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the Billboard 200 in the US, with Babel debuting at number one in the UK and US, becoming the fastest-selling album of 2012 and leading to a headline performance at Glastonbury Festival in 2013. The band have also issued two live albums: Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire and The Road to Red Rocks. The band have won a number of music awards throughout their career, ...more on Wikipedia

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