Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt do an acoustic cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition”

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Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants you to want him. He needs you to need him. He'd love you to love him, and he might even beg you to beg him, whatever that means. Either way, for the past few years JGL has been seriously campaigning for the hearts and underpants of straight women and gay men nationwide, and judging from this video of him covering R. Kelly's "Ignition" at his last hitRECORD show, it doesn't look like he plans on slowing down anytime soon.

Does he nail it note-for-note? Nah, not really. Should he have stopped talking about thirty seconds into his rambling introduction? Yeah, probably. Does the never-ending stream of viral covers by JGL seem like kind of a gimmick, and not a very original one at that? Sure. But is there any other dude on this planet who could make the line "Imma 'bout to take my key and stick it in your ignition" sound both goofily charming and, somehow, sexy? Abso-fuckin-'lutely not.