Jimmy Fallon has revealed what track he believes will be the named the song of the year in 2023’s Grammy Awards — and even sat on the mic to perform his own version.
When host of “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” the comedian asked Paul Shaffer, who’s filling the role of The Roots as they go to the Grammys on Sunday, February. 5, which track he believes would be included in the cut.
Shaffer famous artists such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Bonnie Raitt have had iconic times, and said the three could be a contender for the award. However, Fallon was unwavering in his opinions.
“Mine is “As It Was” Harry Styles,” Fallon declared. “Harry Styles”As It Was” every step of the way. It’s the best my favorite song of the year for me.”
Shaffer Then, Shaffer asked Fallon what made the 2022 smash Song of the Year material The host responded that it’s “a little bit of everything I love about it.”
“It’s almost as if it’s brimming with the influence of my top artists. Let me explain what I refer to. Do you have one beat?” Fallon asked to which prompted Shaffer along with Shaffer and The World’s Most Dangerous Band to start the music interlude for “As It was.”
As he left working at his computer, Fallon observed that the first few seconds of the song recall the David Bowie “flow.” The singer then began to sing the tune while doing an Bowie impression.
Fallon was then quoted as saying that the following poetic lyrics resemble the lyrics from Bob Dylan, specifically the phrases, “Answer the phone. Harry, you’re no good alone. What’s the reason you’re sitting on the floor at home? What kind of medicine are you taking?”
In the middle of this song, the man who’s 48 declared that there’s an “rapid flame bridge” which he enjoys and is reminiscent to Adam Sandler. He then started talking in a Sandler-like slang to which the crowd was applauded and laughing.
But the singer also said that he compared the song’s section “As it was” in the style of Mick Jagger, impersonating the Rolling Stones performer for a couple of phrases.
When he reached the famous song’s chorus Fallon was able to explain that the lyrics made him think about his life in the Bruce Springsteen-style. The band then changed the tempo of the song. Fallon delivered a short monologue to the audience, addressing them as”the “Born for Run” singer.
Impersonating Springsteen, Fallon passionately sang the song as bright beach balls swarmed in the crowd . Dancers took to the stage to perform a grand finale.
As Fallon laughed and “jumped” to the crowd to swat the crowd and jokingly “jumped” into the crowd, the camera pans to capture the size of a doll that was moved through the studio.
The show ended with Fallon singing “As It was” in the air, surrounded by beach balls. He also wished the Grammy nominations the best of luck for Sunday night.
The Grammys host by Trevor Noah, will begin Sunday, at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. in the PT time zone and will include performances by artists such as Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Luke Combs and Sam Smith. The show will be broadcast on CBS and also streaming platforms such as Roku as well as Paramount+.
Harry Styles, Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Adele are all nominated in the three main categories The Year’s Record and The Year’s Song, and Album of the Year.