January 14, 2016


Jimmy Fallon Performs "Hotline Bling" as Bob Dylan: Watch

The timing ain't perfect but the idea is: Jimmy Fallon resurrected his retro strummer self to cover Drake's "Hotline Bling" as Bob Dylan for Wednesday's Tonight Show.

This one appears to be a pre-filmed clip, not a live performance, giving it an archival-concert-footage aesthetic. It's also not as rhythmically or melodically on-point as some of Fallon's past versions of this schtick—in the guise of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young—but it's LOLworthy.

"Hotline Bling" spawned a slew of late 2015 covers and interpretations from the likes of Justin BieberSam Smith and Sufjan Stevens. Just before the year ended, W magazine released a spectacular dramatic reading compilation featuring Bryan Cranston, Amy Schumer, Kristen Wiig, Rooney Mara, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Banks and more.