Adam Levine was featured on ABC's Nightline recently in their "Playlist" feature.  it's a feature that comes up every so often where they interview an artist or celebrity and they talk about who or what inspires them.

In this edition of "Playlist", Adam revealed who has given him inspiration.

  • Eddy Grant

    "Electric Avenue"

    "[It] was the first tape I ever bought.  And I made my parents listen to it all the time...I was obsessed with this tune. I loved that song so much, still to this day. It's irresistible. It's just one of those songs."

  • Michael Jackson


    "I remember 'Thriller' was just everyone's soundtrack.  It was the biggest record on earth and everybody wanted to be Michael Jackson.  I'd dance around the living room with my glove on like every other kid at that age during that time."

  • Green Day


    "I remember hearing Green Day for the first time and being kind of blown away.  When I heard 'Longview' on the radio, I was just kind of enamored by it. I was like, 'Wow, what's this?' It was very accessible, melodic rock and roll music, but it was a little pissed off and obnoxious."

  • Motley Crue

    "Doctor Feelgood"

    "I actually learned how to play drums in my attic listening to 'Doctor Feelgood'.  Just listening to it and playing it. I had a karaoke machine that I'd put...right by my ear in order to get it loud enough...I'd have it rigged up so it was blasting in my face and I'd play that whole album and I learned how to play drums."

  • Cee Lo Green

    "Forget You"

    "Cee Lo has made some records, as Gnarls Barkley and also on his own that I think are amazing-sounding and so refreshing and so cool, but also rooted in old school, which is cool."