Disguised as bearded buskers, Maroon 5 and Jimmy Fallon hit the New York City subways in a charming Tonight Show web video. Singer Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine performed acoustic renditions of the group’s 2014 hit “Sugar” and Queen’s 1979 hit “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” with the late-night host assisting on tambourine.
At first, everyone seems disinterested at the performance and no one recognized either Jimmy or Adam. When they ended the song, Jimmy revealed himself and Maroon 5 then started launching into a low-key version of “Sugar.” Fallon added chipmunk-falsetto backing vocals throughout the track, as the crowd, filming the random scene on cell phones, quickly closed in. You can check the performance below.
Jimmy Fallon often takes on the NYC subway with different artists to surprise the fans and people in general. Last time he went with Miley Cyrus and it was lit as well. You’d be pretty sorry if you passed up a subway busker only to later find out it was your favorite artist in disguise. So watch out for performers when you ride the subway, you may never now who you would stumble on!