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Adam Levine Hit a Seriously Impressive High Note Singing Prince's "Purple Rain"

The Voice alum was joined by the band Train for the performance — and they knocked it out of the park. 

By Christopher Rosa

Adam Levine has a seriously impressive vocal range. And during a mid-2010s performance of Prince's "Purple Rain," the Maroon 5 frontman achieved even greater heights. We mean that literally, too. 

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The former Voice Coach (Seasons 1-16) took on the Prince classic in celebration of Howard Stern's birthday. He was joined by the band Train for the performance, which was spellbinding from start to finish. Not only did Levine nail the guitar riffs necessary to make "Purple Rain" soar, he vocally met the moment — at one point hitting several high notes that will leave you speechless. 

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Adam Levine covers Prince's "Purple Rain" — and hits an impressive high note 

The high notes in question take place around the five-minute mark in the video, below. As Levine shredded on the guitar, he delivered some chills-inducing "ooohs" in his signature falsetto, expertly showcasing his tenor, four-octave range. That's music speak for, "The man can hit some high, high, high notes." 

But don't take our word for it. Watch the performance, and prepare to be amazed. 

 

Images of Adam Levine playing guitar and Prince.

About "Purple Rain" by Prince

Arguably Prince's signature track, "Purple Rain" was released in 1984 off the album of the same name (which is also the soundtrack for the film of the same name starring Prince). It reached the number-two spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The track currently ranks 18th on Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs of all time. 

"Purple Rain" by Prince lyrics

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted one time to see you laughing
I only want to see you laughing in the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain

I only want to see you bathing in the purple rain

I never wanted to be your weekend lover
I only wanted to be some kind of friend
Baby, I could never steal you from another
It's such a shame our friendship had to end

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain

I only want to see you underneath the purple rain

Honey I know, I know, I know times are changing
It's time we all reach out for something new
That means you too
You say you want a leader
But you can't seem to make up your mind
I think you better close it
And let me guide you to the purple rain

Purple rain, purple rain
Purple rain, purple rain

If you know what I'm singing about up here
C'mon, raise your hand

Purple rain, purple rain

I only want to see you, only want to see you
In the purple rain

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