It’s that time of year!
Steve Martin, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel, “Silver Bells” (1980)
The origin of this semi-legendary bootleg is a bit of a mystery. Most sources claim that it’s an outtake from an episode of Saturday Night Live, but Martin and Simon were never on the same show at the same time. Further complicating things, Billy Joel—in a magazine interview from 2001—claims that it’s him playing the piano, and that it wasn’t for television at all, but merely the three of them, lubricated on wine, goofing around in a recording studio. Whatever the case, it’s hands-down the funniest version ever made of this classic carol.
Availability: Never officially released, but bootlegs abound on the Internet.
From Mark and Brian;