Is a song of the summer really a song of the summer if it’s not made more meme-worthy by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots? Just like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” last year, Robin Thicke’s No. 1 single “Blurred Lines” was given a unique “Late Night” treatment, with the singer joining the host and his house band for a re-creation of the song with children’s instruments on Thursday night (Aug. 1).
It’s hard to argue with a version of “Blurred Lines” that features a tiny xylophone, metal spoons, cowbell and a wooden block played by Mr. Fallon himself. Be sure to watch the inspired performance through Black Thought’s sneering verse — which, of course, is sung into a multi-colored maraca.
“Blurred Lines,” featuring Pharrell and T.I., continues its Hot 100 dominance this week, posting an eighth frame at No. 1 while One Direction’s “Best Song Ever” debuts right behind it at No. 2. Robin Thicke’s sixth studio album, also titled “Blurred Lines,” is aiming to debut in the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart after being released on Tuesday (July 30).