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Adam Levine's Falsetto Voice Is Next-Level High Singing This Beatles Classic

The Maroon 5 frontman and Season 27 The Voice Coach gave this Beatles tune a new spin.

By Elizabeth Logan

In 2007, The Voice Season 27 Coach Adam Levine and his fellow Maroon 5 member Jesse Carmichael went on the Howard Stern Show and performed a lesser-known Beatles song, "Don't Let Me Down," both playing guitar. It's a simple song but an effective one that showcases the two musicians' ease with pop music. It also provides an opportunity for Levine to use his famous falsetto, the upper register of his voice that's become his signature. Check it out below.

How to Watch

Watch the Season 26 premiere of The Voice on Monday, September 23 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock. 

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What to know about "Don't Let Me Down" by The Beatles

Released in 1969, the song is a love letter from John Lennon to Yoko Ono, but a bit of a tortured plea as well. A decade later, Paul McCartney gave insight into its meaning. “It was a very tense period. John was with Yoko and had escalated to heroin and all the accompanying paranoias, and he was putting himself out on a limb. I think that as much as it excited and amused him, at the same time it secretly terrified him. So ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ was a genuine plea," he said, per Rolling Stone.

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