Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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Hey, Hey, Hey: Robin Thicke Teaches Jimmy Fallon How To Rhyme

Just when you thought #THICKE couldn’t get any more adorable than his childhood tennis whites

Robin Thicke brought “Blurred Lines” to the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Thursday, giving the hit song the late-night show’s special treatment: performance via a collection of children’s instruments (maracas, xylophone, you name it). This means Robin gets to play the spoons and Jimmy and the Roots get to take great pleasure in repeatedly shouting “hey, hey, hey.” Read more…

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“It’s Christmas Time Again” With The Backstreet Boys

We’d be lying if we used the cliche phrase “back like they never left” when referring to the Backstreet Boys because they did leave; and it’s been a long time since their heyday. But that’s all water under the bridge. All five of the boys-to-men group are right on time with new music to make Christmas slightly merrier. For the first time ever the quintet performed “It’s Christmas Time Again” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Now these guys may not be the heartthrobs they once were–their ensembles are a little blah–but they’ve still got it! Read more…

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Tuned In: Solange Lights Up Late Night With Jimmy Fallon With “Losing You”

Here’s how you warm a winter’s late night. Last night little sister, shining star Solange dropped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform her most lovely single “Losing You.” Her hair worn big and with her partner in quirky charm Dev Hynes by her side, she lit up the stage (and also our hearts). The song’s a bit lanky, but she’s so cool and so calm and she just takes her time, seeming to be oh, it’s no big deal about the very good performance she was giving. There was an adorably bouncy choreographed dance break at the end, matching retro-y outfits for everyone onstage and a hipness that just radiates throughout the whole thing. Those Knowles girls, they’re stars, you know?

Watch Solange On Fallon [Stereogum]

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All Christina Aguilera Needs Is A Stapler To Perform “Your Body” With Jimmy Fallon

Called to Jimmy Fallon‘s office pre-show Friday night, Christina Aguilera put on the week’s best late night performance without even so much as a mic or a stage set to assist her. Rather, Jimmy on the iPhone dial-tone, The Roots with the office supplies — like, the full Staple’s circular’s worth of office supplies: pencils, scissors, tissues, a water cooler, legal pads, etc. — and Christina with the stapler, the motley crew jammed out Lotus single “Your Body” desk-side. Of course she’s got a good sense of humor and a cool die-job, but what really makes this office space performance work is Christina’s killer voice. And maybe a little bit Jimmy’s sexy moves? But mostly that voice, because caught up with her judging on The Voice or man-splattering videos as we can get, we really shouldn’t forget that that Christina’s a real powerhouse ready to bring down whatever space you give her!

Still, though, we wonder if we should add that stapler to this list.

Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Fallon Give Us a New Appreciation for Office Supplies [Popdust]

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Tuned In: Ellie Goulding Shows Of Her Pipes On Jimmy Fallon

Last night, Ellie Goulding stopping in on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the release of Halcyon, her highly anticipated follow-up to Lights. Goulding has been big in the UK for a few years now — and even with the Royals — but she only really started getting buzz over here this summer, when everyone at once decided to make “Lights” the glittering soundtrack to all late-night happenings. “Lights” shot up the charts as a result, and our ears were perked by the time “Anything Could Happen” dropped. We really love her coo of a voice, but were have always wondered what it would sound like when separated from the gauzy production its typically packaged with. Her appearance on Fallon last night quashed our concerns, though, as she easily proved that the voice is all hers and that she’s really good. Or, as Jimmy tells her: “That’s the way to do it.”

Dressed plainly in all black leather and with the sometimes vibrant pink in her hair toned-down to just a tint, she performed her uplifting new single “Anything Could Happen.” The bouncy Halcyon track gives her more leeway to show off her voice than the more insistent “Lights,” and live she really lets her voice flare and fill that space. And she looked and sounded every bit the veteran pop star she already is, even if this was technically her U.S. television debut. Maybe if we ask nicely, England will let us keep her?

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Tuned In: No Doubt Shake Up Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Steady on the comeback, No Doubt returned to late night last night with a stop on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and not that he ever seems otherwise, but Jimmy seemed extra excited to have them. The band’s return has so far been amazing in that they haven’t seemed to age a bit — their energy is still high and they miraculously all look exactly as they did the last time they had new music to promote ten years ago. Last night’s performance of “Settle Down” was more of the same — Gwen’s 90′s mall-swag was especially turned-up, her studded harem pants tucked into her patent leather Docs — except for the fact that they all wore blazers, because they are adults now. They aren’t buttoned-up, though, and everyone looked and sounded great as they spun around the stage. Comebacks are never easy and not often successful, but it seems evident that No Doubt’s return was a great idea. We can’t wait to hear what else they’ve got when Push And Shove drops out on September 25th.

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Tuned In: R. Kelly Was “Feeling Single” Last Night On Jimmy Fallon

Is it warm in here? R. Kelly showed off his new and improved vocal chords last night with a make-up appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Sounding straight Sinatra, he wooed the crowd with a soulful performance of his ode to bachelorhood “Feeling Single.” Kells kept things simple in dark shades and all black everything else, save for his sweet voice, which is thankfully back in fine form after last month’s scare. “Feeling Single” is exactly the sort of classic jam we crave in the late night, soft enough to lull you to sleep or steamy enough to inspire your late-late night. Feeling single can feel pretty good.

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Tuned In: Hot Chip Won’t “Don’t Deny Your Heart” On Fallon

London’s Hot Chip dropped in on Jimmy Fallon last night to dispense a hit of synth and a dance break to late night watchers. Recently drawn forth once more for the release of In Our Heads, the deep thinking dance fiends performed “Don’t Deny Your Heart” with house band the Roots and a mess of instruments and equipment. Alexis Taylor led the unapologetic 80′s jam, pleading that you “don’t deny your heart, don’t destroy your heart (say yes).” Hot Chip have made a name for themselves by using the dance floor’s dark corners to explore those in their mind. You know, like this. But here they beg otherwise, suggesting that “You’ll see, we take fun seriously.” And — with jingling synth, disco keys, and a Questlove led drum break — that they do.

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