For true artists, the love of music and the thrill of performing inspires them to creatively connect with fans. These world-famous artists gifted surprise performances to fans as they played on buses, subways, rooftops and other public places for all to enjoy. Here are our 12 favorite of all time: 

Elton John At A London Metro Station
1. Elton John At A London Metro Station

In February of 2016 this musical legend christened the piano he presented to London’s St. Pancras International station and gave commuters an unforgettable show.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On An NYC Bus
2. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On An NYC Bus

These famous rappers gave unsuspecting New York bus commuters a wild ride as part of the Grammy's "Music Unleashes Us" campaign in 2014.

Michael Bublé At An NYC Subway Stop
3. Michael Bublé At An NYC Subway Stop

In 2013 pop crooner Michael Bublé joined a cappella group Naturally 7 for a soulful, impromptu performance at New York City’s W. 67th Street subway stop.

Steven Tyler On A Moscow Street
4. Steven Tyler On A Moscow Street

Dressed to impress, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler helped a Moscow street musician hit the right notes on his top song "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing."

U2 In The NYC Subway
5. U2 In The NYC Subway

These world-famous Irish rockers blessed New York City's Grand Central Station's subway stop for a disguised surprise in May of 2015 joined by Jimmy Fallon.

Madonna On A Paris Street
6. Madonna On A Paris Street

After a concert in late 2015, Madonna, accompanied by her son David, played a mournful tribute in the streets of Paris in honor of the victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks.

Beyoncé At A Harlem Middle School
7. Beyoncé At A Harlem Middle School

In 2011 Beyoncé surprised an ecstatic class of Harlem middle schoolers during a choreographed dance exercise to her song "Get Me Bodied."

Kendrick Lamar On A Flatbed Truck
8. Kendrick Lamar On A Flatbed Truck

Hip-hop icon K-Dot graced his hometown of Los Angeles with a spectacle performance by doing a spontaneous concert on a flatbed truck while slowly driving around the city.

Avril Lavigne In The NYC Subway
9. Avril Lavigne In The NYC Subway

Avril Lavigne danced up and down a New York City subway singing to riders and gathering $16 in tips which she then gave to a nearby homeless man.

Andy Grammer On A Los Angeles Street
10. Andy Grammer On A Los Angeles Street

After achieving fame from his humble beginnings as a busker, Andy Grammer returned to his roots for an impromptu performance of his song "Biggest Man in Los Angeles."

Ed Sheeran At A Fan's Wedding
11. Ed Sheeran At A Fan's Wedding

Sheeran stunned fans when he showed up unannounced at their dream wedding and played for their first dance as a married couple.

The Beatles On A London Rooftop
12. The Beatles On A London Rooftop

This amazing concert has yet to be topped as the Beatles set the trend for surprise public performances with this rooftop concert in London in 1969. It would be the last time the Fab Four ever played together. 

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