Jimmy Fallon duets with Billy Joel on ‘The Tonight Show’

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On Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon invited music legend Billy Joel to his guest’s seat not only to talk, but also to sing.

With a little help from Fallon’s iPad, the comedian and the musician formed a “2-man doo-wop group” and performed a mostly a capella version of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

“You’re one of my all time favorites, and even just to talk to you, I get a little nervous,” Fallon told Joel.  “But to sing with you is the craziest thing. And so I came up with an idea where maybe I can sing with you.”

Using his iPad and Loopy, the looper app, Fallon recorded his and Joel’s voices as they harmonized to create their own rendition of The Tokens’ popular hit.

Since the start of Fallon’s gig as host of “The Tonight Snow” a month ago, the comedian has posted stellar ratings and is particularly popular among adults ages 18 to 49. Some of his notable sketches include a lip sync battle with  Paul Rudd, a hip-hop dance feature with Will Smith and a wastepaper basketball match with NBA star LeBron James.

Though he refrains from dancing or shooting hoops, Fallon certainly exhibits his own musical talents alongside Joel. Watch the video below.  

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