Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon form two-man doo-wop group


Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon form two-man doo-wop group

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Mar 21, 2014

On his Thursday evening “Tonight Show,” host Jimmy Fallon formed a two-man doo-wop group with Billy Joel with the help of a cool iPad app called The Loopy HD. Despite being incorrectly identified by Fallon as “The Looper,” the app blew up on Apple’s App Store overnight thanks to Fallon and Joel’s fascinating duet on the Tokens’ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” in which they created several vocal loops, resulting ultimately in a four-part harmony on the song. (Watch it above.)

As Variety reports, “The Loopy HD app, which costs $7.99, shot up to No. 1 on Apple’s rankings of paid iPad apps, up from No. 201 before the telecast.
“The app is developed by a firm called A Tasty Pixel, a ‘one-man indie software-development company which specializes in apps with beautiful and functional user interfaces — software that works like an extension of oneself, with the charm and elegance that make it a pleasure to use,’ according to its website,” Variety reports. “That developer is one Michael Tyson, who resides in Sydney, Australia.”
While Variety says, “It’s not clear whether Tyson knew about the Fallon bit beforehand . . . he has already updated the description of the Loopy HD app to add: ‘As seen on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’!”
Tyson also took to Twitter with a series of very excited tweets since the show aired.
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.