Banjos and xylophones are offbeat instruments for rock/pop music, but they show up in some notable songs. Here's a few Banjo: Neil Young – Old Man Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen BTW, I came across this 2nd live clip, that's easily one of the worst performances of any song by any group. This may explain their one-hit status. Xylophone: Gotye/Kimbra – Somebody That I Used to Know Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone If you know of others, post it here. And please, no Mumford & Sons. Yes, I know they have a banjo, but it's a part of their band, so it doesn't really fit the thread. Plus, they suck.