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Jimmy Fallon, 'Glee' Cast Spoof Springsteen at Emmys

Fallon also does joke covers of Elton John, Boyz II Men and Green Day

August 30, 2010 12:54 PM ET

Last night at the Emmy Awards, host Jimmy Fallon led a group that included Tina Fey, Mad Men's Jon Hamm and castmembers from Glee in a funny, Glee-style rendition of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." This wasn't the first Springsteen-inspired song-and-dance for the Glee kids: Earlier this year the show featured his live favorite "Fire."

Photos: Glee, True Blood and other TV on the cover of Rolling Stone

Fallon, who does a dead-on Neil Young, tackled three more artists at this year's ceremony: Elton John (with "Candle in the Wind"), Boyz II Men ("It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday") and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong ("Good Riddance [Time of Your Life]"). The three songs were dedicated, respectively, to 24, Law & Order and Lost, all of which ended this year.

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“Long Walk Home”

Bruce Springsteen | 2007

When the subject of this mournful song returns home, he hardly recognizes his town. Springsteen told Rolling Stone the alienation the man feels is a metaphor for life in a politically altered post-9/11 America. “Who would have ever thought we’d live in a country without habeas corpus?” he said. “That’s Orwellian. That’s what political hysteria is about and how effective it is. I felt it in myself. You get frightened for your family, for your home. And you realize how countries can move way off course, very far from democratic ideals.”

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