Last night, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Adam Levine was a guest and got to play what I think may be the best game that Jimmy Fallon and the Tonight Show team have ever created: The Wheel of Musical Impressions. Armed with only a microphone and virtually no time to prepare, both Levine and Fallon were tasked with impersonating numerous different artists, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson, as they sang randomly chosen songs, such as the theme from Sesame Street and “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”
For me, the best performance of the game was an easy choice. It has to be Fallon and his hilarious impersonation of Bob Dylan singing “Rude” by MAGIC. Not only did Fallon absolutely nail the nasally voice of Dylan, but he also did all of the singer/songwriter’s quirks and flourishes perfectly, truly making it sound like a real, legitimate cover rather than just an impression of Dylan singing. Plus, I just find the idea of Dylan watching Fallon impersonating him like this hilarious.
While I’d say that Jimmy Fallon had the best individual impression from the game, Adam Levine was really impressive while impersonating all three of his randomly selected artists, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, and Eddie Vedder, especially with the songs he had to sing (which were all kids’ jingles or theme songs from children’s TV series). To be perfectly honest (and I’m saying this as a guy who doesn’t really hate Maroon 5), I enjoyed Levine’s lower register (which he shows off with his Frank Sinatra impersonation) much more than his typical, higher-pitched voice.
To watch all the wacky goodness of the game for yourself, check out the video of Adam Levine and Jimmy Fallon below.
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