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Bono, Chris Martin, And Sean Penn Perform The Frank Sinatra Classic ‘One For My Baby’ On ‘Kimmel’

Last night was the annual (RED)-themed Jimmy Kimmel Live! episode, (RED) being the nonprofit that’s working to eliminate AIDS in Africa. Bono, one of the organization’s founders, was all over the show, and one of the highlights was his performance of “One For My Baby,” for which he was accompanied by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Sean Penn.

Penn didn’t sing or play an instrument or anything like that, instead serving as the silent bartender character to which Bono sings the classic 1943 standard, which was popularized by Frank Sinatra. The performance was shot in black-and-white, save for the red Schindler’s List-style martini glass, but the scene blooms into color as the camera pans over to reveal that Chris Martin is the song’s pianist.


On last year’s special, Kimmel and company performed a new holiday song called “We’re Going To Hell,” and this year, much of that same crew returned to perform an updated version of the track: Kimmel, Bono, DJ Khaled, Diddy, Kristen Bell, Bryan Cranston, Ashton Kutcher, and Rita Wilson were all accounted for this time around. Kimmel kicks off the tune, “The snow is blowin’ / That son of a b*tch / Inside it’s glowin’ / Well, lucky we’re rich.”

Elsewhere in the episode, Bono spoke about (RED) and had some fun, so check out clips from last night’s show above and below.

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