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Jimmy Fallon and The Roots sing 'Call Me Maybe'

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Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, clearly sensing that the internet was suffering from a lack of “Call Me Maybe” covers, has just released a new version of the song along with his house band The Roots and Carly Rae Jepsen herself, who was a guest on his show last night.

Instead of reproducing the track’s bouncy synths, the backstage crew took a more elementary (school) approach and played classroom instruments — bongo, xylophone, melodica, tone block, and even a triangle — to bring the song a fresh, wonky energy.

Check out the goofy clip below (and notice how well certain Roots know the words):


You know, Jimmy Fallon, this is why we love you.

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