Watch Chris Martin, Jimmy Fallon Duet David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’

Watch Chris Martin, Jimmy Fallon Duet David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’


Watch Chris Martin, Jimmy Fallon Duet David Bowies Life on Mars? news

Jimmy Fallon & Chris Martin Sing David Bowie's "Life On Mars?"

Chris Martin and Jimmy Fallon delivered a simple, but sweet, performance of David Bowie‘s “Life on Mars?” on The Tonight Show Monday.

The pre-recorded clip found Fallon stumbling across Martin backstage at a piano and asking what the Coldplay frontman was working on. Without a word, Martin launched into the Hunky Dory cut and Fallon quickly joined in, offering a suitable impression of Bowie’s nasally British lilt.

Halfway through, Roots guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas barged in, dropped a mini-amplifier in Fallon’s lap, ripped a quick solo and took off. Fallon and Martin then brought “Life on Mars?” to a thrilling, theatrical conclusion, after which the Tonight Show host ribbed the singer, “Well, keep working on it.”

Martin previously honored Bowie — who died in January after a secret 18-month battle with cancer — with a carpool karaoke cover of “Heroes” on The Late Late Show With James Corden. He also revealed during a tribute video at the inaugural BBC Music Awards that Bowie once turned down an invitation to sing on a Coldplay song because the track wasn’t good enough.

“He called me and said, ‘It’s not one of your best,'” Martin recalled. “He’s got very high standards and I appreciate that. It inspires the rest of us to keep our standards high.”