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'Pants on the Ground': Jimmy Fallon's 'Neil Young' unplugged version

January 15, 2010 | 10:21 am


"I have a horrible feeling that song could be a hit." — Simon Cowell

On Thursday night, "Neil Young," as portrayed by Jimmy Fallon on his late-night show, spun up a classic acoustic interpretation of "Pants on the Ground."

For those of you who've been living in a box or reading the classics, that's Larry Platt's original composition from his "audition" Wednesday night on "American Idol" — the tune that for whatever reason struck a national nerve (at least, as judge Randy Jackson pointed out, with people who wear belts). 

The world moves fast anymore: It took only a day for "Pants" to evolve from 62-year-old Platt's rap number to Fallon's plaintive acoustic paean to the days of yore, when belts were belts and butts fell below the waistline.

Fallon, for the record, did not dance.

Revisit Platt's original rendition with the video embedded after the jump. And yes, the Ministry laughed too.

— Christie D'Zurilla


Click here to check out what the Ministry has done so far on "American Idol" — just cut us a little slack, because we didn't even exist last season. Though we have gone like gangbusters on Adam Lambert

Meet Andrew Fenlon, so you can hate him as much as Kara DioGuardi does

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