Tim Cook Highlights 'Magical' iPad Doo-Wop Duet Between Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon

Last night on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Billy Joel joined the talk show host in a doo-wop video so entertaining that it was singled out by Tim Cook on Twitter.

The featured iPad app is Loopy HD [Direct Link], which allows you to create music by layering loops that you record yourself. Fallon and Joel sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight, a song made popular in the 1960s by doo-wop group The Tokens. The pair sang different parts of the song in an amusing exchange that features a solo by Fallon and the always powerful vocals of Joel.


This isn't the first time the musical aspect of the iPad has taken center stage on Fallon's talk shows. In a 2010 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon episode that aired shortly after the original iPad was launched, Fallon invited English New Wave band Squeeze to the stage, with keyboardist Stephen Large splitting his performance between a Roland VK-8 and an iPad.

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SethBoy Avatar
134 months ago
Apple has this while Samsung has to pay for celebrities to use their products rather unwillingly…
Score: 71 Votes (Like | Disagree)
acearchie Avatar
134 months ago
In essence I think that this was Steve’s big passion for Apple products.

Something that is so simple that you can essentially pick it up and create a really intimate and engaging moment without any complexities.

Great video!
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ballis Avatar
134 months ago
Thats just awesome!
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TonikGR Avatar
134 months ago
Agree, this makes for a more powerful way of raising awareness and promoting a product. Have it used by people. The way they sing the song is also pretty awesome :)
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SvP Avatar
134 months ago
If i was one of the developers of this app, i'd still be bouncing thru the streets.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nunyabinez Avatar
134 months ago
Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Jimmy Fallon genuinely looks like he's having the time of his life what ever he does on his show.

I caught myself smiling big during this little clip. That's awesome.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)