This Song’s Joy is viral: Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots sing “Call Me Maybe.” (with Classroom Instruments)

Via elephant journal
on Jun 8, 2012
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Singing is Joy, Singing is Community, Singing is Smile, Singing is Relaxation.

Not to over-sell it, but…seeing a bunch of people sing and smile together…made my day. It might make yours, too.

Via Reddit: “The guy on the far right looks like he’s saying “F*ck yeah rainbow xylophone mother f*cker!”

“Music Room”: Backstage before the show, Jimmy, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Roots grabbed some instruments you’d find in an elementary school classroom and performed “Call Me Maybe.”

Carly Rae Jepsen – vocals, triangle
Jimmy Fallon – wood block, tambourine, bass drum
Questlove – washboard stick, kazoo, recorder
Tuba Gooding Jr. – kazoo, recorder
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Captain Kirk – ukulele
James Poyser – melodica
Mark Kelley – toy xylophone
Black Thought – tambourine

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14 Responses to “This Song’s Joy is viral: Jimmy Fallon, Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots sing “Call Me Maybe.” (with Classroom Instruments)”

  1. Four watches later, I still love it. Made my day.

  2. Robert_Piper says:

    This is awesome! I had to come back to this post and re-edit it. To say that I read this post earlier in the day on Saturday and then I heard this song when I was out later in the night and I almost started doing cartwheels because I was so happy.

  3. Laura says:

    So fun! Thanks for the fun this morning!

  4. Huntie says:

    I actually like this version better than the original… 🙂

  5. Debbie E. says:

    I freakin' love the rainbow xylaphone!!! 🙂

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  10. Ethan Moore says:

    This just proves that you can use just about any kind of instrument to make great music. Kudos and two thumbs up to the guy with the rainbow xylophone.

  11. Robynn Braun says:

    This is so cute! The guy with xylophone is totally hilarious, I wonder what he thought went he suddenly grabbed for that toy. For music's sake, I think.

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