Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon Sing 'Whip My Hair' as a Neil Young Song

Bruce Springsteen appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new, amazing-sounding CD-DVD set, The Promise, a retrospective on his 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of Town. But the best moment in the show came when he and Fallon performed "Whip My Hair," a one-month-old song by ten-year-old pop star (and daughter of Will Smith) Willow Smith. The two re-imagined the catchy hit as a mournful, angsty Neil Young song, which was both hilarious and strangely moving:



So you can fully appreciate the makeover Springsteen and Fallon gave "Whip My Hair," here's the original Willow Smith version:



Watch the entire episode at the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon website.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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