During his recent visit as Saturday Night Live's musical guest on February 25, 2023, featuring host Woody Harrelson, rocker Jack White performed songs from his two 2022 records Fear Of The Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive, making it his fifth time performing on the long-running series. The episode also marked actor Harrelson's fifth time hosting -- and both were given 'Five-Timer' jackets in celebration during the end credits wave off.
This got us thinking about all of the other musical guests who have been through the hallowed SNL halls over the years and how many others are close to marking the Five-Time milestone and picking up their own jackets.
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Paul Simon - 14x Musical Guest
Not only has Paul Simon been on the show 4 times as host, he's graced the SNL stage a whopping 14 times as musical guest as a solo artist and with Art Garfunkel, and 5 times as a special guest.
Dave Grohl - 9x Musical Guest
Nirvana and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl could use his own SNL ID card. He's been seen haunting the halls 12 times in total: 9 times as musical guest performing with either Nirvana, the Foo Fighters, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Them Crooked Vultures, and 3 times as a special guest.
Coldplay - 8x Musical Guest
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been on Saturday Night Live 8 times as musical guest; once solo, and 7 times with Coldplay.
Kanye West (Ye) - 7x Musical Guest
Chicago rapper Kanye West, now known as just Ye, has taken the SNL stage by storm a total of 7 times over his career so far as musical guest.
Eminem - 7x Musical Guest
Detroit rapper Eminem may already have a jacket of his own after making a total of 9 SNL appearances so far: 7 as musical guest, 2 as a special guest.
Randy Newman - 6x Musical Guest
Piano man Randy Newman took the SNL stage 7 times over the years, 6 times as musical guest, and once as a special guest.
Beck - 6x Musical Guest
He may be a loser, baby, but Alt icon Beck has been on the show a total of 6 times as musical guest. Someone get that man a jacket.
Jack White - 5x Musical Guest
Jack White's first appearance on Saturday Night Live was in 2002 with The White Stripes; followed by solo visits in 2012, 2018, 2020, and 2023.
Justin Timberlake - 5x Musical Guest
Justin Timberlake has been on the show 5 times as host, 4 times as SNL's musical guest, 1 as musical guest with 'NSYNC, and 8 times as special guest.
Arcade Fire - 5x Musical Guest
Indie rockers Arcade Fire have been crammed into the elevators at SNL a few times over the years; 6 in total; 5 times as musical guest, and once as special guest.
Miley Cyrus - 5x Musical Guest
Miley Cyrus is no stranger to the Saturday Night Live spotlight, with 10 appearances under her belt, gracing the stage 3 times as host, 5 times as musical guest, and 2 times as special guest.
Sting - 5x Musical Guest
Sting has been featured on Saturday Night Live 6 times as host and musical guest, solidifying himself forever as a Five-Timer.
Rihanna - 5x Musical Guest
Rihanna has been a musical guest on air and in Digital Shorts 5 times after she first appeared on SNL on December 5, 2009, performing "Russian Roulette" and "Hard."
James Taylor - 5x Musical Guest
Folk icon James Taylor, over the years, has graced the SNL stage 6 times: Once as host; and 5 times as musical guest.
Maroon 5 - 5x Musical Guest
Maroon 5's Adam Levine has hit the SNL stage 8 times in total: once as host, 5 times as musical guest with Maroon 5, and 2 times as special guest.
Taylor Swift - 4x Musical Guest
You need to calm down... Taylor Swift has graced the Saturday Night Live stage quite a few times over its tenure: Once as host, 4 times as musical guest, and once as special guest.
Harry Styles - 4x Musical Guest
Pop phenom Harry Styles has quite a few SNL appearances under his belt as well, 6 to be exact: Once as host, four times as musical guest (once solo and three times with One Direction), and once as a special guest.
Beyoncé - 4x Musical Guest
Queen Bey has appeared on Saturday Night Live 5 times: 4 times as musical guest including two with Destiny's Child and 2 solo, and once as a special guest.
Jay-Z - 4x Musical Guest
Rapper Jay-Z, over his career, had hit the SNL stage six times: Twice as a special guest, and 4 times as musical guest.
Dave Matthews Band - 4x Musical Guest
Dave Matthews Band has hit the SNL stage 4 times as the show's musical guest, plus once with just Dave Matthews featuring new bandmates.
Natalie Merchant - 4x Musical Guest
10,000 Maniacs singer Natalie Merchant took the SNL stage 4 times as the show's musical guest: twice with 10,000 Maniacs, and twice as a solo singer.
Gwen Stefani - 4x Musical Guest
Singer Gwen Stefani is no stranger to SNL, dropping by 4 times as musical guest: twice with her band No Doubt, and twice as a solo artist.
Justin Bieber - 4x Musical Guest
Of course your boy Justin Bieber made the list. He's hit the SNL stage 5 times in total: Once as host, 4 times as the show's musical guest, and once again as a special guest.
Neil Young - 4x Musical Guest
It's one more time with feeling for Mr. Neil Young, who over his career has hit the Saturday Night Live stage four times in total as musical guest.
The Strokes -- 4x Musical Guest
NYC rockers The Strokes will also be in the running once they hit the Saturday Night Live stage one more time as the band has a total of 4 visits as musical guest behind them.
Bonnie Raitt - 4x Musical Guest
Country icon Bonnie Raitt can't seem to find her way home from the SNL studios, after taking the stage a total of 4 times so far as the show's special musical guest.
Bruce Springsteen - 4x Musical Guest
'The Boss,' Bruce Springsteen has made a few stops in the city to drop by the SNL stage during his career, 4 times as musical guest; 3 times with The E-Street Band, and once solo.
Billy Joel - 4x Musical Guest
Billy Joel, despite his proximity to the studios as a native Long Islander, has graced the SNL stage just 4 times as the show's musical guest.
Katy Perry - 4x Musical Guest
Katy Perry has a total of 5 appearances: Once as host, and four times as musical guest.
Aerosmith - 4x Musical Guest
Boston rockers Aerosmith are right there livin' on the edge of a Five-Timer jacket with 4 appearances as Saturday Night Live's musical guest over the years.
Nicki Minaj - 3x Musical Guest
The Barbz have stayed up late for their girl Nicki Minaj a total of 4 times over the years: appearing 3 times as SNL's musical guest, and once as special guest.
Christina Aguilera - 3x Musical Guest
Pop icon Christina Aguilera has waited in the wings 4 times in total at Saturday Night Live: Once as the show's host, and three times as musical guest.
Snoop Dogg - 3x Musical Guest
'The Doggfather,' Snoop Dogg, has lit up the Saturday Night Live stage a total of 4 times: Once as host and 3 times as musical guest.
Bruno Mars - 3x Musical Guest
Bruno Mars has served up his share of "Uptown Funk" over the years on SNL, dropping in 4 times in total: Once as host, and 3 times as musical guest.
Lil Wayne - 3x Musical Guest
Lil Wayne has hit the SNL stage 4 times in total over his career: Once as special guest, and three times as the show's musical guest.
Halsey - 3x Musical Guest
Halsey has been through the SNL halls 5 times: once as host, once as special guest, and 3 times as musical guest.
Chance The Rapper - 2x Musical Guest
Chance The Rapper has made the Saturday Night Live set his home on more than one occasion, with a total of 5 appearances: Two times as host, two times as the musical guest, and once as the show's special guest.
Megan Thee Stallion - 2x Musical Guest
Megan Thee Stallion is no stranger to the Saturday Night Live stage, bringing her Hot Girl Vibes to the production 4 times: Once as host, twice as musical guest, and once as the show's special guest.
Jennifer Lopez - 1x Musical Guest
J.Lo has appeared on Saturday Night Live 5 times: 3 times as host, once as musical guest, and once as a special guest.
Madonna - 1x Musical Guest
It may feel like pop star Madonna has been an unofficial cast member on the show over the years with 7 appearances in total: Once as host, once as musical guest, and 5 times as special guest.
Britney Spears - 1x Musical Guest
Pop star Britney Spears certainly knows her way around the back rooms of SNL, after 4 appearances in total: 2 as host, 1 as musical guest, 1 as special guest.
While you're in the mood, take a look at all of the incredible entertainers who have been given the unique chance of making us laugh and dance our way through the weekend, including quite a few iconic artists, a number of where-are-they-now's, and even a few celebs who surprised audiences with their musical prowess pulling double-duty hosting and performing on SNL over the years.
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