15 Epic Music Moments From Jimmy Fallon That Made Your Late-Night Better

Everything from the "History of Rap" to slow jamming the news.

By Jasmine Washington

Jimmy Fallon has dominated the late night talk show scene since his 2009 debut. Gaining notoriety for his hilarious sketches, unexpected guest appearances and entertaining interviews, one of the biggest things viewers take from Fallon’s shows are the memorable music moments.

Joined by his phenomenal band and hip-hop legends The Roots, Fallon brings out the best in everyone from well known musicians to politicians that reveal closeted musical talents. Enjoy ten memorable music moments from Jimmy Fallon, in honor of his birthday.

  • “History of Rap” Part 6 with Justin Timberlake

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    It’s celebration every time Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake link up. The dynamic duo took viewers on a trip down memory with a mashup of the latest and greatest in rap music.

  • “The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dance” with Will Smith

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    Watch out now! Will Smith and Jimmy Fallon use signature dances to move their way through a hip hop history lesson.

  • “Slow Jams the News” with President Barack Obama

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    From Al Green to Ray Charles, President Barack Obama has made it clear that he’s got a ’thang’ for slow jams. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots joined POTUS to highlight the great strides he’s made during his two terms as president.

  • “Slow Jam the News” with Brian Williams

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    NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams tackles immigration.

  • “The Evolution of Mom Dance” with Michelle Obama

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    There’s only one First Lady who could make mom dances cool and that’s Michelle Obama. The classic and always fashionable FLOTUS showcased some of her killer dance moves.

  • “The Evolution of Dad Dancing” with Gov. Chris Christie

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    Who knew Chris Christie had the moves? The New Jersey governor showcased his dancing skills during a Father’s Day tribute alongside Jimmy Fallon.

  • “Wheels of Music Impressions” with Ariana Grande

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    Jimmy Fallon meets his match with pop songstress Ariana Grande. The Dangerous Woman songstress delivers hilarious yet spot on impressions of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion.

  • “Let It Go” with Idina Menzel and The Roots

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    Jimmy Fallon stays on top of what’s hot so it was no surprise when he, Idina Menzel and The Roots belted out an acoustic rendition of “Let It Go,” from the hit movie, Frozen.

  • “Whip My Hair” with Bruce Springsteen

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    The music legend joined Jimmy Fallon to rock out to Willow Smith’s smash hit, “Whip My Hair.”

  • “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with Michael McDonald and Justin Timberlake

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    Will the real Michael McDonald please stand up? Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake join the veteran singer for a hilarious rendition of the classic children’s song.

  • “We Can’t Stop” with Miley Cyrus and The Roots

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    Pitch perfect! Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus and The Roots deliver a harmonic cover of Cyrus’s hit single, “We Can’t Stop.”

  • First Drafts of Rock: “Fun, Fun, Fun” by The Beach Boys

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    Hungry anyone? Actor Kevin Back joins Jimmy Fallon as they dish about their time spent at a hamburger stand.

  • Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious’s “Alphabet Aerobics”

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    Didn’t see this one coming! Actor Daniel Radcliffe delivered a spot on delivery of Blackalicious’s infamous tongue twister “Alphabet Aerobics,” with a little help from Jimmy Fallon.

  • “Hello” (Childhood Instruments Edition) with Adele and The Roots

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    Who knew classroom instruments could make such beautiful music? Jimmy Fallon, Adele and The Roots put an upbeat spin on the emotion fueled ballad.

  • “Tight Pants” with Jennifer Lopez

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    Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon duke it out in a 1970’s inspired battle of the tight, white pants. You’ll never guess who comes out victorious.