Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jimmy Fallon’s bizarre karaoke duet

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Everyone likes karaoke: drunks, better-than-average singers who still aren't quite good enough, and drunks. Friends Jimmy Fallon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt like karaoke, having experimented with the styles of David Bowie and Axl Rose while out on the town. JGL dropped by Late Night on Tuesday for a Studio 6B reprise of the impressions (and to plug his new movie, 50/50). Mercifully, no Bee Gees songs were in the offing.

It's Pink Floyd Week on the show, and prior to Roger Waters and Foo Fighters collaborating on a noisy "In the Flesh," Fallon did his pretty accurate Bowie-voiced version of Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks," while JGL did his screechy Axl version of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," which, frankly, was tortured-cat terrible. 

And since Bowie could do a duet with Bing Crosby, why not Axl? So the boys teamed up for a final duet of the ubiquitous Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory." If the tune wasn't quite mangled for posterity, i'm sure it would have sounded better after a few cocktails. At least we didn't have to hear "Dylan" or "Neil Young" singing "Stayin' Alive."