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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Weezer sing a doo-wop 'Buddy Holly,' cover A-Ha's 'Take On Me' on toys

On Thursday, The Tonight Show gave the world a peek back into 1985, a decade before Weezer's first big hit, when Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined Weezer in the classroom studio to perform a cover of A-Ha's "Take On Me" on children's instruments, dressed in '80s attire. Weezer covers the song on their new self-titled cover album, but The Tonight Show mostly unplugged the instrumentation and threw in a comic-book filter to give the performance a touch of the original A-Ha video's look.

On Wednesday, Weezer joined Fallon's Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet to really unplug with an a cappella version of "Buddy Holly" — though it should be noted that no one onstage even attempted to look like Buddy Holly. Presumably, they don't care about that. Watch below. Peter Weber