Billy Idol Joins Jimmy Fallon for Fitting Quarantine Version of 'Dancing With Myself'

A topical song and performance for quarantine

Many Americans might be taking Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself” to heart during quarantine even if they’ve never heard the song before.

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and Idol performed the tune on the Tonight Show using household objects as instruments and showing footage of people, well, dancing with themselves.

Using a plastic jar, food processor, cigar box bass, ladles, and other items, the group gave a delightful rendition of the Idol classic using instruments and items they had lying around their home. It also featured viewer-submitted home videos of fans dancing by themselves.

Fallon has been taking his “classroom instruments” segment and reforming it to be more suitable for the quarantine environment. Recently, he brought on Panic! At The Disco’s Brendan Urie to cover the Queen and David Bowie classic “Under Pressure.”

This followed the social distance anthem “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” that Fallon and The Roots performed alongside Sting back in April. While all those renditions were great, it was nice to hear the group perform a more uplifting tune.

Prior to the pandemic, Billy Idol took on a different role than fans are used to seeing. That of a public servant.

Idol took part in a campaign spearheaded by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to give New York drivers a simple message. “Don’t idle!”

Appropriately titled “Billy Never Idles,” the campaign seeks to encourage drivers to not leave their vehicles idling. "I just wanted to give back to the city," Idol said.

"When I heard about this campaign, it just made sense. It's amusing, but at the same time it's very serious. If you can, shut off your engine and save my health…Help my lungs. I need my lungs to breathe and sing."

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