10 best late-night TV music moments of the year

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It was a great year for late-night TV, with the introduction of Stephen Colbert's new show as well as the continued delightfulness of whatever viral craziness is going on on the Tonight Show each night.

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Below, we rounded up 10 of our favorite late-night music sketch moments of the year. Get ready to be charmed.

10. Jon Batiste in New Orleans
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert premiered in September, and with it, the debut of new late-night bandleader Jon Batiste.

9. Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise dubbed it the song of summer, and he clearly had been listening. The star performed an excellent version of The Weeknd's "I Can't Feel My Face" when he challenged Jimmy Fallon to a lip-sync battle over the summer.

8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
There are so many celebrities we could pick as a Lip Sync Battle highlight, but we're going to give the win to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who recently brought the house down with his costume and choreography-perfect version of Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation."

7. Foo Fighters/David Letterman
David Letterman's final music guest before retiring earlier this year was none other than one of his favorite bands, the Foo Fighters. The group performed "Everlong" as a tribute to him and the show, as Late Show photos of famous moments flashed in the background.

6. Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke
Bieber showed off his more laid-back side when he sang "Baby" with James Corden driving around Los Angeles. No wonder fans fell in love (again).

5. Neil Young
Jimmy Fallon has been impersonating Neil Young for years, but Young finally got in on the fun himself.

4. One Direction
There's a lot of joking around on late night, but it was serious business when one of the 1D boys actually got inked onstage after losing a game of tattoo roulette. Who drew the short straw? Check it out below.

3. Ariana Grande Musical Impressions
Grande is a former Nickelodeon kid, so it shouldn't have been too much of a surprise that she could totally nail a few impressions -- but this was just delightful. Come for her awesome Britney Spears, stay for her incredible Celine Dion.

2. Christina Aguilera Musical Impressions
Anyone who saw Christina Aguilera appear as Samantha Jones in an old Saturday Night Live sketch should know that the singer is quite deft at impressions -- but nothing compares to the joy of watching Aguilera imitate her onetime rival.

1. Adele
It was the smash heard 'round the world -- but never quite like this. She had us at... well, you know.



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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0447 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon during a Lip Synch Battle on April 4, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0443 -- Pictured: (l-r) Wrestler John Cena and host Jimmy Fallon play 'Sticky Balls' on March 29, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0444 -- Pictured: Host Jimmy Fallon during the Globetrotters Suggestion Box bit on March 30, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: Gwyneth Paltrow Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at NBC Studios on March 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0428 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and science expert Kevin Delaney during a demonstration on March 1, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: Gerard Butler Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at NBC Studios on February 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: Penelope Cruz Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at NBC Studios on February 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0409 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mark Kelley, actress Natalie Portman, Frank ÂKnuckles Walker, Tariq ÂBlack Thought Trotter, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, Sia, James Poyser, Mark Kelley, Kirk ÂCaptain Kirk Douglas, host Jimmy Fallon, and Damon ÂTuba Gooding Jr. Bryson during the 'Iko, Iko' sketch on January 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0400 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, host Jimmy Fallon, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and Count von Count during the 'Sesame Street Photobomb' sketch on January 14, 2016 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0392 -- Pictured: Host Jimmy Fallon during the 'Screen Grabs' bit on January 4, 2016 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0379 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kid inventors Nina Kandaswamy and Lucy Juncosa and host Jimmy Fallon (center) during GE Fallonventions on December 2, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0372 -- Pictured: (l-r) Chef Gordon Ramsay, Kid Chef Nate, host Jimmy Fallon and Kid Chef Amaya during the Masterchef Junior Cook-Off on November 20, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0359 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Alanis Morissette, Singer Meghan Trainor, host Jimmy Fallon, and Chris Tartaro during the 'Chickeneers' sketch on November 3, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0430 -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Kirk 'Captain Kirk' Douglas, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, Damon 'Tuba Gooding Jr.' Bryson, Frank 'Knuckles' Walker, Dave Guy, James 'Kamal' Gray; Front Row: James Poyser, Steve Higgins, Jimmy Fallon, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, and Mark Kelley during the 'TGIF Tonight Show Open' on March 3, 2016 -- (Photo by: Doug Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0355 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and actress Sandra Bullock during the 'Fake Arms' sketch on October 28, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0348 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Gabrielle Union and host Jimmy Fallon during the 'Morning Announcements' sketch on October 12, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0302 -- Pictured: (l-r) Hashtag the Panda and Jimmy Fallon during the monologue on July 30, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0300 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Danny DeVito plays Inflatable Flip Cup with host Jimmy Fallon on July 28, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0301 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Amy Sedaris during a demonstration with host Jimmy Fallon on July 29, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0299 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Tom Cruise sings during a Lip Synch Battle with host Jimmy Fallon on July 27, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0287 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger during the 'Brainstorm' skit on June 24, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0295 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays 'Slapjack' with host Jimmy Fallon on July 21, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0273 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Chita Rivera dances with host Jimmy Fallon on June 4, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0262 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Rebel Wilson plays 'Whisper Challenge' with host Jimmy Fallon on May 13, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0288 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Mark Wahlberg during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on June 25, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0255 -- Pictured: Host Jimmy Fallon during the 'Screengrab' bit on May 4, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0245 -- Pictured: (l-r) LL Cool J during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on April 20, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0239 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Ricky Gervais during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on April 3, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0229 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon and singer Ariana Grande during the Ew! skit on March 20, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0235 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Helen Mirren during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 30, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner plays 'Rock, Paper, Scissors, Pie' with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0226 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Jennifer Garner during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0214 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Ruth Wilson during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on February 19, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0266 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Carla Gugino does pushups with host Jimmy Fallon on May 19, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Nicole Kidman Visits 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' at Rockefeller Center on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon')
This June 17, 2014 photo released by NBC shows comedian Kevin Hart, left, and host Jimmy Fallon as they ride the Rockit roller coaster at Universal Orlando in Orlando, Fla., during the taping of a segment for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (AP Photo/NBC, Douglas Gorenstein)
This March 27, 2014 photo released by NBC shows comedian Joan Rivers, left, with host Jimmy Fallon, during an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. Fallon is showing an old photo of Rivers with Johnny Carson, the original host of "The Tonight Show." Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. She was 81. Rivers was hospitalized Aug. 28, after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. (AP Photo/NBC, Theo Wargo)
FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York. Scores of people dressed in parkas and polar bear outfits gathered along Chicago's lakefront Sunday, March 2, 2014, hoping to catch a glimpse of comedian Fallon when he jumps into Lake Michigan. "The Tonight Show" host agreed to make Sunday morning's so-called "Polar Plunge" with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a condition for the mayor appearing on Fallon's show in New York, following an exchange of tweets and challenges. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop, File)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Will Smith during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Stephen Colbert visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Mariah Carey visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Joe Namath visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Jimmy Fallon during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Tracy Morgan visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Stephen Colbert visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Tina Fey visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Lindsay Lohan visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Announcer Steve Higgins and host Jimmy Fallon during the monologue on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., The Edge and Bono of musical guest U2 perform as host Jimmy Fallon and actor Will Smith look on on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Jimmy Fallon with actor Will Smith during the 'Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing' skit on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: Host Jimmy Fallon on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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