Watch Adam Levine Sing Nursery Rhymes As Michael Jackson & Eddie Vedder

You may know Adam Levine as the wisecracking judge on “The Voice” and the singer of Maroon 5’s annoyingly addictive “Moves Like Jagger.” But did you know he’s also an incredible song impressionist?

This week on “The Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon dared Adam to play a game called “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” The game randomly assigned each of them a famous singer and a song, often a nursery rhyme, which they had to sing like that performer.

Adam did a spot-on impression of Frank Sinatra crooning the childhood classic, “Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” and of Eddie Vedder singing “The Muffin Man.” As in: “Do you know the Muffin Man, the Muffin Man, Muffin Man?” He also did a funny impression of Michael Jackson singing the “Sesame Street Theme.” (Watch below.)

Adam’s making the TV rounds to promote Maroon 5’s new album “V,” which came out Tuesday.  The album provides more of the band’s bouncy, falsetto pop (examples: singles “Maps” and “Animals”) along with a duet featuring Gwen Stefani (“My Heart is Open”).

Maroon 5 also announced its 2015 world tour with special guests MAGIC! (“Rude”) kicking off Feb. 16 in Dallas, Texas. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 13, on the Live Nation website. See dates following Jimmy and Adam’s video below.

Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 Dates (courtesy Live Nation):

2/16 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
2/17 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
2/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
2/24 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
2/25 – Tampa, FL @ Tampa Bay Times Forum
2/27 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
2/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3/2 – Washington DC @ Verizon Center
3/3 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
3/5 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/8 – East Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
3/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
3/11 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
3/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
3/14 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
3/16 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
3/18 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
3/19 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
3/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
3/23 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
3/25 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
3/26 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
3/28 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
3/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
3/31 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
4/1 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
4/3 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
5/26 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
5/31 – Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
6/1 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
6/3 – Amsterdam, NTH @ Ziggo Dome
6/9 – Oberhausen, GR @ Koenig-Pilsener Arena
6/10 – Munich, GR @ Olympiahalle
6/12 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
6/14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
6/15 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Deportes
6/17 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Meo Arena

Who Does the Best Michael Jackson? Justin Timberlake, the Jackson Hologram, Usher or Talent Show Kid?

The late, great Michael Jackson made a big comeback this week when he appeared at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards singing his recently released song “Slave to the Rhythm.”

Of course, it wasn’t really the King of Pop boogeying across the stage in a gold jacket and red pants, but kind of a Franken-Jackson — a hologram created by grafting images of his head onto a dance impersonator’s body, which were smoothed out by a computer.

Meanwhile, at a small high school talent show in Turlock, California, a junior named Brett Nichols nabbed first place for his spot-on impersonation of MJ dancing to “Billie Jean” in the school gym. Nichols’ hip-thrusting and moonwalking is so impressive, he received a congratulatory tweet from the Jackson estate and his video has earned more than 7 million page views, according to the Turlock City News.

And then there are the dueling performances of longtime pop rivals Usher and Justin Timberlake, who both recently danced to Jackson’s newly released single “Love Never Felt So Good” (from the posthumous Xscape album out now). Timberlake stars in the music video, but Usher did a pretty flawless dance impersonation at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1.

So watch the videos below and tell us, who do you think does the best Michael Jackson impersonation?

Michael Jackson hologram performs “Slave to the Rhythm”

High-school talent show winner does “Billie Jean”

Usher performs at the iHeartRadio Awards

Justin Timberlake in “Love Never Felt So Good”

Viral Video Alert: Bet You Can’t Name These 60 Songs

Think you know your ’90s hit songs? We’ll see about that. In our Viral Video Alert choice for April, two Australian singer-comedians perform 60 songs from the ’80s and ’90s in six minutes with just an acoustic guitar.

How many can you correctly name?

Okay, okay. Here are some hints: Starting off with the famous chords from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Al Newstead and Anna O’Bryan poke fun at ’90s megahits from groups like TLC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alanis Morrissette, Blur, and even, brace yourselves, Ace of Bass, M.C. Hammer and, yikes, Sophie B. Hawkins. (Why, it’s almost as cool as jamming with Donna, Kelly, David and Steve back in 90210‘s famous Peach Pit After Dark.)

So test yourself and then check out the full list of song titles and their singers after the video. We hope these yesteryear hits evoke some happy flannel and spandex memories for you, like they did for us, and if you like what you hear, you can always upload your favorite CDs, mp3s and more songs to our MyMusicCloud store-and-play service for free.   

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The 60 Songs in 6 Minutes Cheat Sheet

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Pearl Jam – Even Flow
Divinyls – Touch Myself
Chumbawumba – Tubthumping
Len – Steal My Sunshine
Presidents Of The USA – Peaches
Ace of Bass – I Saw The Sign
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s
Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
Reef – Place Your Hands
Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life
Sugar Ray – Every Morning
Toni Childs – Many Rivers To Cross
Filter – Take Your Picture
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Offspring – Self Esteem
Joan Osbourne – One of Us
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
TLC – No Scrubs
Gabrielle – Dreams
Bare Naked Ladies – One Week
Sophie B Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Jebediah – Harpoon
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Savage Garden – Truly, Madly, Deeply
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under The Bridge
Texas – Say What You Want
New Radicals – You Get What You Give
Everclear – Santa Monica
Hole – Celebrity Skin
Blur – Song 2
Britney Spears – … Baby One More Time
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby
Cranberries – Dreams
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
Prodigy – Breathe
Scatman John – Scatman
Real McCoy – Another Night
Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer
Culture Beat – Mr Vain
Black Box – Ride On Time
Rozalla – Everybody’s Free
Aqua – Barbie Girl
La Bouche – Be My Lover
Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch – Good Vibration
Dee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Ce Ce Peniston – Finally
Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
Salt N Pepa – Push It
Hanson – Mmmbop
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
Coolio – Gangsters Paradise
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away
U2 – One Love
House of Pain – Jump Around
OMC – How Bizarre

 

Viral Video Alert: The Best St. Patrick’s Day Hip Hop Dancers

Think you know Irish step-dancing? Well, if you feel like dancing an Irish jig this St. Patrick’s Day, turns out you’ll need some baggy pants, fly kicks, and a whole lot of C-Walking (or Crip-Walking) lessons.
Our latest Viral Video Alert shows what happens when you flip the music on a traditional, hip-hop dance video with something completely unexpected. Below, YouTube comedienne Rikki Rozelle swapped out the Outlawz’ original thumping “Real Talk” rap behind these C-Walk dancers for the sweet whistles and harmonies of the vintage Irish folk song “Mountain Dew.” Then she and her boyfriend edited the dancers’ magical snake-heel and toe moves to match the foine new Celtic beat.
(Not familiar with C-Walking? It evolved from Crip-Walking, a ‘70s dance craze created by California’s notorious Crip gangmembers, but has recently been adopted by European and Asian teenagers.)
Hip-hop, Celtic, dance, pop, whatever music you like, store it all and listen anywhere, anytime on any device with MyMusicCloud. Big props to Nottingham, England dancers GoSu, Kynamite, Scrawer, Murkee, and Rye for their original 2006 street moves. Behold the new, “Celtic Walk” …

MyMusicCloud Viral Video Alert: Is ‘Goose MCs’ the New ‘What the Fox Say’?

What do heroic Hudson-River pilot “Sully” Sullenberger and a nerdy white rapper from Los Angeles have in common?
“Goose MCS all up IN MY ENGINES,” according to this hilarious new music video featuring a ballet-dancing pilot, Riverdancing geese, and, of course, lots of dope rhymes. Believe it or not, Wednesday, Jan. 15, marked the fifth anniversary of Captain Sully’s safe landing in New York’s Hudson River after his U.S. Airways flight was ruthlessly attacked by a flock of wayward water fowl.
And like most rappers from the mean streets of L.A., singer and comedian Zach Sherwin could relate.
“Sometimes with all the jealous haters trying to bring me down, I feel like the Chesley Sullenberger of this rap game …” he says.
Word. But, hey, if you were a fan of Ylvis’s absurdly addictive viral video “What the Fox Say,” we think you’ll dig “Goose MCs.” Check out our Viral Video Alert choice for January below …

Viral Video Alert: Watch Halloween House Sing ‘What Does the Fox Say’

Giant spiders and inflatable witches are popping up on front lawns all across the U.S. as Americans prepare to celebrate their favorite spooky holiday, Halloween. But one Virginia homeowner has taken his love for the season to a hilarious new level by decorating his house in lights synced to the silly music hit of the season: “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say).”

Using over 8,500 lights and roughly 1,066 channels of computer animation, the Edwards family home brings life to the goofy song with lighted tombstones, ghosts and a moving LED mouth that “sings” the famed lyrics, “Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet, mouse goes squeak  …”  No music is broadcast outside but viewers can laugh along to the perfectly synchronized concert by tuning their cars’ FM radios to a station to “hear the lights” sing.

It’s just another win for “The Fox,” the dance music spoof by the Norwegian Ylvis brothers that has become a worldwide viral video sensation. The song is so popular that costume stores are reportedly selling out of adult fox costumes this season.

The folks at music store-and- play site MyMusicCloud wish you a Happy Halloween and hope you enjoy watching the Edwards’ home sing the “The Fox” below. (Then see the original music video that started it all below that…. )

MyMusicCloud’s Viral Video Alert: Stars Dance to ‘Get Lucky’

Picture “Breaking Bad”’s Bryan Cranston roller boogeying around a disco dance floor. Jeff Bridges getting down in a stairwell. Matt Damon shimmying like a gameshow contestant in a glass case filled with flying confetti.  If any of these images make you grin even a little, you’re in luck.

This month’s edition of our MyMusicCloud Viral Video Alert spotlights comedian Stephen Colbert’s StePhest Colbchella ‘013 Dance Party. Each year, the wacky talk-show holds his annual star-studded tribute to pop music. In case you missed it, last week he declared Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” “The Song of the Summer of the Century.”

But when the funky robots from Daft Punk wouldn’t appear on his Comedy Central show, “The Stephen Colbert Report,” the be-suited Colbert strutted out of the studio and joined his various celeb friends for dancing cameos instead.  Bridges, Cranston and Damon are just a few of the stars captured in the music video dancing to “Get Lucky,” along with Hugh Laurie, Jimmy Fallon, and the New York City Rockettes.

Check out Colbert’s celeb posse and admire his carefree twirling at the same time in StePhest Colbchella ‘013 – “Daft Punk’d” ….

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