The best Jimmy Fallon classroom covers on The Tonight Show, including 'Hello'

Mar 4, 2014 at 5:16 p.m. ET

What could possibly be better than the original version of Adele's "Hello"? Oh, you know, just Jimmy Fallon, Adele and The Roots doing it with classroom instruments on The Tonight Show.

Unlike his predecessor, Jimmy Fallon isn't afraid to show his love of pop culture. From his time at Late Night to his new gig at The Tonight Show, Fallon has made us laugh by having fun with celebrities more than making fun of them.

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One of these classic stunts includes playing popular songs with classroom instruments. Even if it's a song the rest of the grown-up world is making fun of, Fallon embraces the pop and the kitsch and goes with it. Over the years, this skit of sorts has seen him partner up with some pretty fun people, from Carly Rae Jepson to Mariah Carey.

The latest song to get the classroom instrument treatment? Adele's mega-hit new single, "Hello."


With a song as chillingly beautiful as "Hello," the tingling, clacking classroom instruments are kind of a weird contrast. In the end, though, Adele's powerhouse of a voice can make anything sound like it deserves every single Emmy.

Another one of our more recent faves was when Fallon and The Roots took on Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."


"All About That Bass" is such a catchy, upbeat, fun tune, it hardly even sounds out of place with classroom instruments.

Fallon has also tackled the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen. The outcome was... pretty cute.


Admittedly, Idina Menzel's performance is a little nasally, but we're sure the classroom instruments gig was pretty far out of her comfort zone. She handled it with a smile, though, and eventually found herself in the zone. The crowd cheered through the entire song, and Fallon and The Roots seemed to thoroughly enjoy working as her backup band. It may not be our favorite classroom instruments performance, but we still love it. As for the top spots: Robin Thicke, the Sesame Street gang and Carly Rae Jepsen take the cake in our eyes.

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So cute! Fallon and Elmo are by far our most favorite collaboration ever. And we love the rap about Abby Cadabby. This should permanently replace the old school Sesame Street theme, right?


Fallon is the ultimate cool guy, and his duo with Jepsen is proof. Sure, he's dorky and goofy, but it takes a special kind of cool for a man to pull off playing the tambo and singing "Call Me Maybe." Menzel might have taken the lead on "Let It Go," but Jepson and Fallon shared the spotlight in this collaboration, and the outcome was — don't judge us — super hot.


All right, all right. We fully understand the level of creepiness going on in "Blurred Lines." There's also no denying the similarities between Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake's music. Still, we love "Blurred Lines." This version with Fallon, The Roots and Thicke might even be our favorite version. It's certainly better than that super sexed-up version with Miley Cyrus, right?

So perfect. The only thing that maybe (maybe) tops all these? That time Fallon, The Roots and Christina Aguilera took to the office for an office supply version of "Your Body." Oh, Jimmy. We love you.

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