Bruce Springsteen and 'Neil Young' Cover LMFAO on 'Fallon'

Bruce Springsteen Jimmy Fallon
Sexy and they know it.
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

In November 2010, Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen covered Willow Smith's neck-snapping "Whip My Hair," with Fallon impersonating Neil Young and Springsteen impersonating, well, himself. Fallon has since dusted off his pitch-perfect Neil impression for a Miley Cyrus cover with the rest of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, and just last month Fallon posed as Eddie Vedder for a Pearl Jam-style tribute to the NBA phenomenon known as Jeremy Lin. Friday night, at the end of a week-long Springsteen tribute on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the host and the Boss reunited again — to perform LMFAO's ridiculous, pretty-fly-for-a-white-guy mook-pop hit "Sexy and I Know It." Which, let's face it, is pretty much its own Weird Al parody to begin with, right down to the hair and glasses.

Fallon brought a perfectly deadpan expression to the performance, recalling Harvest-era Young with his acoustic guitar and harmonica. Springsteen joined him in his Born in the U.S.A.-era guise, complete with red headband, cut-off jean jacket, and anthemic crowd sing-along: "Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle." It's worth it just to hear the Boss rumble gruffly, "I'm in a Speedo tryin' to tan my cheeks."

In actually good music news, Springsteen closed out his week on Fallon with a massive rendition of 1973's "The E Street Shuffle," backed by the E Street Band, Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, the Roots, and of course, Fallon. Springsteen's new Wrecking Ball is out tomorrow, and his tour with the E Street Band begins on March 17 in Atlanta, where fans will be able to see for themselves in person if the Boss works out.

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