The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon: Premiere Week’s Music Highlights

Will-Smith-Jimmy-FallonNBC pulled out all the stops for the debut week of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.   In the first ten minutes of the premiere show, Jimmy was given a $100 by a cavalcade of celebrities including DeNiro, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga,  Mike Tyson, Stephen Colbert, Mariah Carey, Mayor Giuliani, and even Joan Rivers (who was banned by Johnny Carson 30 years ago).   Oh, and let’s not forget the talk show was preceded each night by the exciting last week of the Winter Olympic Games.     Fallon injected his charm and personality into a stale Tonight Show format.  The FUN is back on NBC at 11:30PM!

fallon timberlake history of rap 5Each night of premiere week was punctuated with an amazing musical performance.  U2 performing on the roof and an acoustic version of “Ordinary Day” with the Roots.   Lady Gaga on the piano, Arcade Fire going into the crowd, a dance-off with Will Smith, and even Volume 5 of the History Of Rap with his buddy, Justin Timberlake.   Here’s some of the highlights: