Timberlake definitely took the spotlight in the performance as it looked at times like Fallon was just trying to keep up with his friend’s performance. Not that we blame The Tonight Show host. Timberlake is, after all, one of the best performers of our time. (I dare you to try and argue he’s not.) Any of us normal, non-singing sensations would have trouble keeping up with Timberlake’s stamina and charisma when he gets on a stage.
Yet, the two managed to complement each other perfectly for the montage as the duo went from singing R. Kelly and Jay Z’s hit “Fiesta,” to LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells” and all the way to Fetty Wap’s “My Way” and Ace Hood’s “Bugatti.”
Of course, my favorite song snippet happened after the two took a musical interlude in which Timberlake and Fallon had a bro moment.
“Jimmy, we’ve talked about this before,” Timberlake counseled the host. “You are not straight outta Compton.”
“I know, I know, I know,” Fallon said ashamed that he had hilariously let himself get out of control for the jam.
“You are straight out of New York,” Timberlake corrected.
After jokingly reprimanding Fallon, Timberlake was ready to move on, “Let’s talk about something else.”
And the two swept off at full energy again with the perfect rendition of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk About Sex.”
This isn’t even the first time today Fallon and Timberlake were caught jammin’ together.
The two were spotted at the U.S. Open getting down to some “Single Ladies,” courtesy of Beyoncé in a dance performance that would no doubt make Queen Bey proud.
Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake watching Roger Federer pic.twitter.com/iinHyf7jg9
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) September 10, 2015
Other important lessons from the montage:
- You don’t lick your boom boom down.
- Fallon can seriously break it down when he wants to.
- Just because Justin Timberlake is a new dad doesn’t mean you should ever, ever expect a dad bod.
- Friends don’t let friends do camera close-ups alone.
- If you and your BFF don’t have a signature karaoke jam, you’re not really BFFs. Get on it.