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Maroon 5 go busking undercover on a NYC subway, chaos ensues

The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has continued his habit of taking megastars to perform undercover in the New York City subway.

For this outing, Fallon teamed up with Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine and guitarist James Valentine and gave them all a fresh new hobo look.

Donning fake beards, wigs, cardigans, vests and hats, the trio took to the subway, starting off with a rendition of Queen’s 1979 hit Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

To help stay in character, Levine didn’t break out his famous falsetto during the Queen number, instead going for a lower tone.

For a group of dodgy-looking buskers, they managed to amass a good-sized crowd of commuters at the fiftieth street subway station during their first song.

But after the Queen song, the guys rip off their disguises to reveal their true identities and launch into an acoustic version of the band’s 2014 hit Sugar.

People go understandably bananas and starting crowding round the trio, dancing, clapping, singing and, of course, filming the show on their phones. It looks like a damn good time.

Previously, Fallon has taken U2 and Miley Cyrus for undercover subway sessions. Who will be next?


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