Live from New York, it’s the worst SNL musical performance! We’re looking at the worst musical performances to ever take place on Saturday Night Live. To be clear, we’re not talking about controversial performances – hi Sinéad! – and we’re not talking about dull performances, or artists who, years on, are forgotten and obscure. What we’re talking about are performances that were monumentally disastrous, even in the moment, and that generated a lot of negative chatter afterwards. WatchMojo ranks the worst SNL musical performances. Which SNL musical performance do you think was the worst? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. DJ Khaled only a (dis)honourable mention?! That performance was trash and he had about 200 artists do the actual performing with him, he ruined it by just shouting throughout as he always does, he should have never been a musical guest because he’s a PRODUCER not a performer!

  2. I don’t commonly feel a need to comment on videos I dislike, but I thought this video was horrendous. For some of the bands, such as Fear and The Replacements, I felt as though Watch Mojo wrongly selected them as some of the worst SNL performances because their performances differ from some of the more polished and mainstream artists or bands. I feel as though these performances stand out as some of the better SNL performances because they were not mainstream and showcased different subcultures, like punk, that strayed from the mainstream and expanded the diversity of the performances broadcasted on the show. Also, I believe The Replacements are one of the most fascinating punk bands due to their ability to write intellectual lyrics about American society and culture to a very punk and pop-influenced sound.

  3. Reasonably certain that that was NOT Christopher Lee introducing Meatloaf.
    It looked to be Richard Betzer who was a SNL regular between 75 and 80

  4. @watchmojo
    Greta van fleet are better musicians than anyone in the top 100 pop chart seriously wake up 😘

  5. So many great first performances like Elvis Costello for instance- its too bad when bands blow their chances to shine!

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