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Adam Levine on 'SNL': Singer Changes 'YOLO' Meaning in Digital Short (VIDEO)

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By Daniel Distant , Christian Post Reporter
January 28, 2013|4:58 pm

Adam Levine's "SNL" appearance was punctuated by an outrageous take on the "YOLO" phrase that's captivated youth. Levine joined Lonely Island to sing about the dangers of real life, reminding them that "you only live once."

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    Maroon 5's Adam Levine performs during the 47th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 13, 2005.

Adam Levine began hosting "Saturday Night Live" with a segment that usually belongs to celebrity guests alone, but this time became a parody of "The Voice." Faux judges Adam Samberg, Cameron Diaz, and Jerry Seinfeld showed up to help. It wasn't long before Levine was using his signature voice to sing about "YOLO" and the extreme dangers of living.

"You only live once that's the motto, so take a chill pill ease off the throttle," were some of the lyrics in the Lonely Island digital short. The parody was a contrast to the meaning coined initially by rapper Drake- he encourages everyone to live a more exciting, albeit sometimes reckless, life.

"You know that we are still young / so don't be dumb / don't trust anyone / 'cause you only live once," the Maroon 5 front man crooned to the beat.

The digital short also featured other hilarious advice like burying money in the backyard to avoid bank collapse, burning off your fingerprints, and sleeping with no sheets to keep from being strangled by blankets.

"You oughta look out," Samberg said at the end of the short.

Levine also starred in several other skits, like one mocking "Catfish" creator Nev Schulman. Another made fun of the "Sex in the City" spin-off "Carrie Diaries," with the fake "Sopranos High."

Despite Levine's effort and singing skills, some said the show's host didn't do that great of a job.

Levine's skill as a host was given a 5.71 out of 10 by The Huffington Post's entertainment writer Mike Ryan. He came beneath previous hosts Martin Short, Seth Macfarlane, and Louis C.K.

 

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