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musical guest, meghan trainor, featuring john legend. and featuring thlegendary roots crew. >> questlove: 268, antigua. >> steve: and now, here he is, jimmy fallon! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, hey. that makes me feel really good. thank you so much. i love you guys. welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome to "the tonight show." here you guys are. we made it. [ cheers and applause ] this is it. this is the show that's on every night. here's what people are talking
about. obviously today feels a little bittersweet, now that somebody is missing from television that we'd all grown so close to and had so much love for. and i think i speak for everyone when i say we're really going to miss you, bachelorette number two. [ laughter ] i thought britt had a chance and she just couldn't do it when she got down there. so close. let's get to some news here you guys. this week, presidential candidate bernie sanders -- bernie sanders, yeah. he introduced a new -- he introduced a new bill that would make four-year college tuition free. [ cheers and applause ] which was great news, unless you were the student who was just walking out of your graduation. [ laughter ] you're like, wait, what? can you believe my luck? what is going on? speaking of bernie sanders, there are reports that he made just two thousand dollars last year for speeches and tv appearances. i hope he doesn't ask for more, because then we've got to get someone else to play hashtag the panda. [ laughter ] cost too much.
bernie sanders made around two thousand dollars last year for two speeches and a tv appearance, compared to the 25 million dollars the clintons made. making him the first person in history to run for president just because he really needs the money. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i got to make a -- something's got to -- something's got to give. some news out of washington. yesterday, john mccain spoke to the senate about military action against isis, and he seemed to be a little hung up on one specific phrase. take a look at this. >> white house press secretary josh earnest said yesterday that we should not, "light our hair on fire." how could anyone say that we shouldn't light our hair on fire and the secretary of state says that, "we should not light our hair on fire." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's right, john. that's right. no one is lighting their hair on fire. let's go, john, let's take a walk. everything okay?
you all right, buddy? okay, it's all good? let's get some frozen yogurt or something. let's get something to eat, some yogurt or something. can you take care of mr. mccain here. no one's lighting anyone's hair on fire. what i was saying was that you don't light -- no, yeah, we heard. john, come on, don't worry about it. i'll take care of it man. did you see this last week? michelle obama posted a video of an intense workout, including her boxing. check this out. >> learn to incorporate kicks with it. so in this particular thing, we're going to do a jab-cross and a round-house kick. >> jimmy: that's our first lady, you guys. [ laughter ] if you see michelle in public, remember the secret service isn't there to protect her, they are there to protect you. [ laughter ] some tv news. it was announced that alfonso ribeiro will replace tom bergeron as the new host of "america's funniest home
videos." yeah, great news for all those fans who watch "america's funniest home videos" for the host. [ laughter ] fast-forward the dad getting hit in the crotch. i want to if the host there got some good jokes. [ laughter ] oh, i read that bruce springsteen is selling his house in beverly hills for around $70 million. and for that much money, the house actually comes with bruce springsteen. welcome home. how was work? let's go to the kitchen. let get something to eat. ♪ scrambled eggs. i feel like scrambled eggs ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ coffee in your cup. scrambled eggs ♪ let's go sit on the couch. want to sit down? we'll go watch some tv or something. what do you want to watch? i want to watch "bachlorette." you want to watch sports? whatever, it's your house. you can do whatever you want. [ laughter ]
[ cheers and applause ] he comes with the house. i'd be his roommate. i don't know. he's cool. oh man, i saw this on espn and this really made me laugh. oh my gosh. it was after the golden state warriors beat the houston rockets in the nba playoffs, okay? and afterwards espn analyst neil everett tried to explain how it all went down. and i'm not even sure the guys at espn, the guy he was talking to, understood what he was talking about. see if you guys can figure it out. >> it's like the scare crow in oz. you get too close to the fire eventually you're going to get burned and -- [ laughter ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's so awkward, man. he's just -- [ laughter ]
can we just show it again? because it just makes me laugh. >> it's like the scare crow in oz. you get too close to the fire, eventually you're going to get burned and -- [ laughter ]. >> jimmy: come on, help me out, man. he's like laughing at his own joke. he's like, "you're going to get burned." come on, help me out man, come on. oh, my gosh. made me laugh. guys, check this out. martha stewart has partnered with triscuit to release a new coconut and sea salt-flavored cracker. yeah. it's for people who love crackers but wished they tasted more like a loofah soaked in sunscreen. [ laughter ] i thought this was very
interesting. there's a new survey out that says the most popular time to have a serious conversation with your partner is 8:15 p.m. yeah. in a related story, the most likely time that couples get into a huge argument is about 8:16 p.m. [ laughter ] what? why would you bring that up now? "the bachelorette" is on. [ applause ] some pretty big business news here. the company that owns the clothing stores dressbarn and lane bryant is buying ann taylor for $2.1 billion. yeah, a lot of shoppers from those three stores had opinions on the buyout. here's what a few of them had to say. the first woman said, "that's great. i love their stuff." this next woman said. "that's pretty interesting, i guess." next woman said, "holy crap, are you serious? this is a major game-changer." [ laughter ] [ applause ] this next woman said, "i don't really have an opinion on this." this next woman said, "you're telling me dressbarn, laney b., and tay-tay-la are all under
the same roof?" liz claiborne gets in on this, it's gonna stir up a shiz show in this piece." [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] this next woman said, "i just got shoved to the ground by hillary clinton." [ laughter ] and finally, this man said, "i'm more of a victoria's secret guy." [ cheers and applause ] we have a great show! give it up for the roots, ladies and gentlemen, thank you! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hey, thank you very much. thank you for watching. welcome everybody. hey everyone, earlier tonight, "the red nose day special" aired here on nbc and we've been raising money all night to fight children's poverty. and you can still donate to make a difference. the phone lines are open right now. call 1-844-446-6673.
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>> steve: 1-844-446-6673. >> jimmy: can you sing a song? ♪ 1-844-446-6673 [ applause ] >> jimmy: simple as that. it's sticks in your ear. >> steve: it's an ear wig. >> jimmy: it's an ear worm. >> steve: ear worm? i said ear wig. that's a different thing. >> jimmy: you wrote another one man. you wrote another one dude, another classic ear worm for us. >> steve: exactly. >> jimmy: you know what? i'll tell you what you do, go to rednoseday.org. >> steve: there you go. >> jimmy: there you go. it's very easy to do. >> steve: donate. >> jimmy: donate, man. don't be late. it's been a great week so far. there's more ahead! tomorrow night, he's a 16-time grammy award winner. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: he was just nominated for a tony award for his broadway musical, "the last ship." i think he's going to win. sting will be here, tomorrow night! [ cheers and applause ] we might even be doing one of his classics. >> steve: ooh. >> jimmy: we might be doing one of his classics. yeah, you guys don't care. you're not here. [ laughter ] >> steve: i'm going to be here.
>> jimmy: but still, you can see it tomorrow night. sting is here. and might do one of his classics. still no reaction. it's unbelievable. [ cheers ] sting will be here. [ cheers and applause ] he might even do one of his classics! >> steve: whoa! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ dang! all i've got to say is 844-446-6673. >> jimmy: you don't have to say it twice, man. we heard it the first time. plus, from the new "entourage" movie, kevin connolly will be stopping by as well. [ cheers and applause ] and we have our resident science expert kevin delaney will be here tomorrow. >> steve: science it up. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: but first, no one can touch this guy right now. his giant new movie "san andreas" opens in 3d next friday. dwayne johnson is here!
>> steve: oh! [ cheers and applause ] dwayne's going to catch us up on everything he's got going on, and then we have a special graduation season bit planned for all you students out there. yeah, it should be fun. plus, she's one of the hottest pop stars out there right now and one of the coolest. and we had her on right when he first song was just hitting. and she couldn't be nicer and i can't wait -- meghan trainor is dropping by. >> steve: yeah! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: one of the nicest people, too. i'm just so happy for her. and she's so talented. oh, my gosh. we're going to talk to her and she's going to perform her latest single with special guest john legend later in the show! [ cheers and applause ] that's a lot of show. >> steve: come on. that's a show! >> jimmy: that's a big-time show. it's time for "tonight show hashtags." here we go, everyone. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ hashtags hashtags >> jimmy: hey, you guys on twitter? anyone out there? [ cheers ] twitter is fun. if you're not on, get on twitter.
it's a fun thing. we do this thing. if you want to play -- we play this game every single week. if you watch our show, and you want to play along, every wednesday, i'll send out a a hashtag and we ask you guys to tweet out things based on that topic. so since "pitch perfect 2" is the number one movie in theaters right now, i went on twitter. i started a hashtag called "misheard lyrics." so i asked you guys to tweet out a song lyric that you or a a friend or a family member got wrong. we got thousands of tweets. within 25 minutes, it was a a trending topic in the united states. [ cheers and applause ] so it's a big deal for us. thank you so much for those tweets. now i thought i'd share some of my favorite misheard lyrics tweets from you guys. here we go. first one's from @christinereding. she says -- ♪ come together right now hold the meat ♪ [ laughter ] i'm a vegan you know, a a vegetarian. ♪ here comes that flank steak ♪ [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this one's from @katy4105. she says, "i always thought the ac/dc song went, "dirty deeds, dungeon feet."
[ laughter ] ♪ dirty deeds dungeon feet ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ dungeon feet >> jimmy: dungeon feet. >> steve: dungeon feet. >> jimmy: this one's @dvilletommy. he says, "instead of "more than a woman," i thought it was, "bald-headed woman." [ laughter ] ♪ bald-headed woman bald-headed woman with me ♪ this one's from @chrazzie. she says, "when we were 15, my friend used to sing, ♪ sugar fried honey butts" ♪ instead of "sugar pie honey bunch." [ laughter ] >> steve: sugar fried honey butts. ♪ sugar fried honey butts ♪ >> steve: love them. >> jimmy: sugar fried honey butts. this next one is from @tomhodgkisson. he says -- ♪ i can see clearly now, lorraine has gone ♪ [ laughter ] she was sitting in front of me,
had a giant hat on. >> steve: yeah, thank god she's gone. >> jimmy: now, i can see the whole thing. this one's great. this is from emily topaz. she says, bob marley. ♪ we're german we're german with you we're german, we're german we're german we're german ♪ ♪ we're german, we're german we're german we're german hope you like germans too ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ we will invade you for sauerkraut ♪ >> steve: what? >> jimmy: spatzle. >> steve: and sauerkraut? >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: ah. 84444. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is from @idaloga. she says, "i used to think that song from "grease" went ♪ you better shave bob cause i need a pen ♪ why would you need a pen for?
you better to save bob? >> steve: apparently the pen is made of bob's hair? >> jimmy: no. >> steve: is bob a bird and your going to make a quill pen? >> jimmy: that's deep. that's dark. >> steve: you better shave bob. 8444. >> jimmy: this on is from @bjvcampbell. he says, "my wife thinks the lyrics to "tubthumping" are, ♪ i get knocked down by an elephant ♪ which could happen. there you have it. those are our tonight show hashtags. we play it every week. [ cheers and applause ] check out more of our favorites go to tonightshow.com/hashtags. stick around, we'll be right back with more of "the tonight show," ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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heard from your valedictorian. and now for some words from the students with the two lowest gpas. please welcome bobby risdick and logan duffy. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what's up class of '89? i'm bobby risdick. >> and i'm logan duffy, aka duff-tron 3000. >> jimmy: look we've learned a a lot over our eight years at this high school. so we want to share some words of wisdom with you guys. >> first off, focus on the future. don't get caught up in fads that won't last like computers.
[ laughter ] you really think a dumb box of wires is going to be around in 10 years? a-doy! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: my fellow students, it's time for us to say goodbye. once we leave, a lot of us will never see each other again. what, you think one day we're all going to keep in touch using some magical book with a a bunch of faces in it? [ laughter ] what would you even call that? >> i know what i'd call it, i'd call it a big sack of "never going to happen." oh you disagree? too bad "that's my prerogative!" [ laughter ] >> jimmy: as we enter the next phase of our lives, i'll never forget the lessons i learned at this school. for example, i learned that "moat" rhymes with "boat."
coincidence? i think noat. [ laughter ] >> and i learned that i can be anything i wanna be. i mean i'm popular, i'm strong, i'm athletic, mark my words, i'm going to be this generation's oj simpson. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: changing "el subjecto" -- guys, it's a dangerous world out there. if you wanna survive and succeed, then i just have one word for you: kung. fu. >> me and bobby are triple black belts at "yinsu wakasha dojo," located in the sunshine plaza, right between the tanning salon and the -- >> jimmy: dippin' dots. >> the dippin' dots. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: so if you don't mind, right now we'd like to demonstrate some karate. [ cheers ] go ahead, punch me as hard as you can in the stomach. [ laughter ] >> you all right, dude?
>> jimmy: yeah, you hit me in the face by mistake. >> sorry, man. >> jimmy: not a problem. i was tightening up my face i should have tightened it up more. [ laughter ] >> you okay? class of '89, as we prepare to graduate, we must remember that the future is now. well, actually now's the present. but in, like, five seconds, the future will be here. wait for it. five, four, three, two -- now is the future! oh damn it. no, no, no, it's the present! oh damn it, it's the past again! wait, stop! time sucks! >> jimmy: all right. hey. look, even as we complete our education, many questions still remain.
questions like, "how do you throw out a garbage can?" think about it. [ laughter ] "is ronald mcdonald a virgin?" [ laughter ] in closing, we've got to hold on to what we've got. >> it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not. >> jimmy: we've got each other, and that's a lot. >> for love, we'll give it a a shot. ♪ whoa we're halfway there whoa livin' on a prayer ♪ >> both: look out real world, here we come! we're going to rule forever! ♪ don't you forget about me don't don't don't don't don't you
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entertain and terrify a lot of people around the world. say hello to a good friend of the show, here's dwayne johnson, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ >> jimmy: that is what i'm talking about! come on. that's what i'm talking about. looking good. that's a movie star right there. welcome. >> how are you? >> jimmy: thank you for coming down. >> hello. hello. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you for coming back to the show. >> oh man, it's good to see you, man. >> jimmy: thank you for doing the graduation speech there. i appreciate it. >> those guys were amazing. >> jimmy: they really --
>> they were brilliant. >> jimmy: they really were not brilliant guys. how were you in high school? how -- were you a smart kid? >> i was -- yes, of course. i was a very smart kid. i was so smart that i was the teacher's pet, and i would be their favorite. yeah, absolutely. >> jimmy: i can see you being -- i have a picture of you when you were 15. [ light laughter ] i wouldn't mess with that dude. [ laughter ] look at that guy. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you got a nice mustache there, too, i gotta say. >> yeah, buddy. that's that porn stache i got working right there. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: 15. >> yeah. captain white shorts there. >> jimmy: you went to a couple of different high schools. is that true? >> i did. i started high school in honolulu, hawaii, and then we move to nashville, and i went to two high schools in nashville. >> jimmy: that's why -- all right, 'cause now i'm starting to -- that's why you love country music and elvis. >> exactly. yes. all the time i used to spend right there on lower broad. i had no business -- lower broad street. yeah, dude. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. >> lower broad street. >> jimmy: yeah, lower broad street. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. that's it. it's the most fun place in the whole wide world. >> it's the best. and i used to hang out there
when i was 15 years old, by the way. i had no business hanging out, but i would always listen to these traditional country music acts. always. >> jimmy: and then you w to >> oh, and so the thing about it is, but -- there nashville, by the way -- because i kind of stood out at 15. i looked like that. right. that was the -- >> jimmy: i mean, this is not what a 15-year-old looks like. how tall are you? >> 6'4" and about 215 pounds there. >> jimmy: a 15-year-old. >> so when i showed up at these high schools in nashville, they honest to god thought i was a a narc. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's like "21 jump street." >> like, total "21 jump street." right there. yeah. >> jimmy: "can you tell me where to get weed around here?" >> yeah. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i mean, you got the mustache and everything. >> everything. >> jimmy: that's not fair at all. you were just trying to be cute. >> no friends. >> jimmy: nothing, yeah? >> girls weren't giving me any play, nothing. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: now look at you. now! come on. dwayne johnson knows what's up. [ cheers and applause ] yeah, that guy's nothing. no, this guy right here. that's what i'm talking about right there. that's the man right there. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you so much. >> jimmy: i'm on the back cover. >> you are. that's you. yeah. >> jimmy: i'm on the back cover
of the magazine. >> love that. [ laughter ] no wonder you smell good. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it's getting hot. it's hot here. >> that's a choice. >> jimmy: that's a choice. that's what i do. you guys, it's hot. it's so hot. i'm like, sweaty right now. [ light laughter ] i got to say, thank you for helping me with "lip sync battle." >> oh, dude, you killed it. >> jimmy: you battled me. >> we had the best time on "lip sync battle." [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: it is the best. you showed up. i was like, "i don't know -- i don't know what --" first of all you did a taylor swift song, but you called her "tay-tay." >> tay-tay. >> jimmy: yeah, i did not know that was a nickname for her, but -- >> well, it's 'cause -- it's our nickname. >> jimmy: it is now, yeah. only friends. so you came and you did "shake it off," and i go, "oh, this is gonna be tough to beat." but then you came out and you did "night fever." >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] that's it. >> jimmy: that's what took the competition right there. you had backup dancers. >> choreographed the whole thing. you can tell by the way i use my walk, i'm a woman's man. no time to talk. >> jimmy: exactly. yeah, yeah, yeah. that's exactly what it was. but you had like -- you were just -- >> i gotta -- first of all, just so you guys know.
so i show up on the show, right? and i get there, i'm all excited, i fly in from miami. it's like jimmy and me, we're kicking off the season. and i ask the producers, i said, "oh, so what's jimmy going to do?" and they're like, "um, he -- you can't know." i'm like, "what?" "no, 'cause he's really competitive, and he's coming to win." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: oh. >> true story. the most competitive guy in entertainment. >> jimmy: yeah. i wanted to win. i wanted to win. >> he wanted to win. >> jimmy: yeah, i really did. so i snuck in. i had a -- no, it's not a big deal. i sang madonna and i had a a whole choir behind me. big deal. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] but you ended up taking the belt at the end there. >> it was tay-tay. >> jimmy: it was great. it was tay-tay that put it over the edge, man. let's talk about the movie here. "san andreas" -- this is a -- i've got to say, your heartbeats -- as soon as the movie starts. >> oh, man. it is. we wanted to make a movie that was epic. and that was -- >> jimmy: it is epic. >> --and entertaining, and we wanted to hopefully raise the bar in the disaster genre. and it's -- it's relentless.
it is a relentless movie. >> jimmy: there is fire. there's water. there's every -- >> it's a movie about not only an earthquake, but the largest earthquake all time, hitting and then traveling up the coast. and here's what's the crazy thing about it is. we have the world's top seismologists and earthquake scientists pore over the script, challenge us with the script. so by the time they walked away, they said, "everything you guys shoot in the movie could actually happen. we pray to god that it doesn't, but it can happen." >> jimmy: it is -- [ laughter ] >> that's why when you see it -- >> jimmy: now the movie's in 4-d for us. you understand? [ light laughter ] like, we are afraid. some rumbling, a subway goes down underneath, we're like, "what's going on?" but you can see it in imax. >> yes. it's incredible in imax. >> jimmy: but it just seriously, it's what you want movies to be. you could tell that this is a a big-budget movie. >> this is it. >> jimmy: and this is great. and carla gugino, who we love as well, is in it. you're searching for your daughter. >> paul giamatti. alexandria daddario. >> jimmy: paul giamatti's always great. but anyway, when you just see
some of the effects and things -- we have a clip. here's dwayne johnson and carla gugino dropping in to save san francisco. "san andreas" opens everywhere next weekend. check this out. >> oh, my god! >> ready? >> do i sound ready? >> jump! [ screaming ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> right there. >> jimmy: it's big, big, big, big movie. congratulations. >> thank you, buddy. >> jimmy: couldn't happen to a a better guy. dwayne johnson. meghan trainor joins us after the break. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: our next guest is a a grammy-nominated artist who you can see on tour this summer in support of her debut album "title," which is available right now. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome meghan trainor. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ welcome back to the show. thank you so much for coming on, and congrats on everything. >> thank you. >> jimmy: oh, my gosh. you remember we were backstage -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: --and i had the album when you first -- and i go, "thank you so much." and you go, "i'm sorry, can i look at that? because --" was that the first one? >> the first one i ever saw in person. jimmy had it. >> jimmy: i don't know why. i ended up with your -- yeah. you should have it first.
"i designed all this." >> i did that. and you had it. >> jimmy: no, i had it, but thank you. i'm so happy, but just -- for me, watching your face looking at it. you were like -- no because you were going like, "oh, no, i put that thing there. and then -- does that work? that was cool." like, you don't get that moment with people. >> you don't. >> jimmy: and now platinum, three hits have gone platinum. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: you won a billboard music award. >> thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: so happy! it's the best. >> i'm happy. >> jimmy: let's -- let's get to know meghan trainor a little bit. where are you from? >> nantucket, massachusetts. [ cheers and applause ] hey! >> jimmy: and did you perform and sing as a child? >> oh, yeah. since i was really young. >> jimmy: really? >> apparently my father told me that i would put on shows at family dinners. i would say, "no, listen, there's a show going on, there's a show happening." and me and my bro would try to pretend to sing. >> jimmy: i love that. me and my sister would do that too. do you have -- how many brothers and sisters do you have? >> i'm -- i have two brothers, i'm the middle child. >> jimmy: middle child. yeah. here's you and your brother
there. >> oh, yeah. >> jimmy: he's playing guitar. you're singing. [ audience aws ] is he too old to be wearing diapers? >> he's way too old! [ laughter ] he's way too old! >> jimmy: how old is he? >> i asked my parents -- >> jimmy: is he like 15? >> i mean like, he was like a a monster child. [ laughter ] that's not -- >> jimmy: get some pants on that kid, man. >> i think he's just lazy. i don't know. >> jimmy: yeah, he's just lazy. yeah. aw, that's cute. look at you singing there. come on, that's awesome. we have another one here, another picture of you and your brother. >> oh, same night, yeah. we put on a huge show. >> jimmy: this is a different brother -- >> double concert. >> jimmy: --wearing the dress. [ laughter ] >> still no pants. >> jimmy: i thought it was a a different brother. did your parents not have their kids -- "we didn't believe in pants growing up." [ laughter ] >> no pants. >> jimmy: but that's great. i would do that with my sister, too. we'd perform sketches from "saturday night live" and stuff like that. >> really? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: it's good to have a a partner in crime. >> yeah, he was great. >> jimmy: yeah. and then -- so then what happens? you started -- is this true? 18, you started writing songs
for rascal flats? >> professionally, i -- yeah, i got a publishing deal at 18, and once i found that out i was like, "cool, i'm not going to go to college, >> jimmy: no, i mean, lucky you. absolutely. lunchtime to g publishing deal. >> j >> and none of my friends believed me. like, we let my dad pick me up let me skip class. thanks. and we went during lunchtime -- >> jimmy: good parents. >> we went to -- yeah, great parents. went to the bank and signed the deal. and then i went back and was like, "i have a job!" they're like, "whoo, whatever." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: like next year, you're like, "hey, i'm all about that bass now." [ laughter ] "yeah, now you know who i am, right?" >> yeah, exactly. >> jimmy: and that song -- "all about that bass" -- you wrote for a different artist. >> well, at the time my job was to write for artists. >> jimmy: that was your job, yeah. >> so i wrote the song, and we both looked at each other and were like, "no one's going to sing this, ever." >> jimmy: it's so good. >> no one will hear it. no one will cut the >> jimmy: rea >> yeah, 'cause it was -- it's a very hard category. you had to be bigger than a a size two and had to sing and rap. and so l.a. reid heard it and was like, "whoever's singing it is the artist. clearly. so go get her." >> jimmy: no way. l.a. reid. good for him. >> good for him. >> jimmy: and you performed
that song on the him? >> yeah, that's all i had. i was there for a writing trip, and usually producers will have tracks, or i'll bring my uke and we'll write. and so i panicked, and it was 9:00 p.m. and they said, "yeah, you'll meet him tomorrow." so i quickly learned how to play the bass on my uke. and i did a voice memo and i sent it to my parents. and it's like, way late for them, and they're like, "it sounds great." [ laughter ] i was like, "all right." >> jimmy: it would just so happen i just weirdly -- i have a -- >> whoa. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my favorite. it's my baby. it's a gift my wife gave me this. just give us a taste. you don't have to do the whole thing, of course. >> is it in tune? >> jimmy: just give us a taste of what -- i think it is. ♪ >> pretty much. >> jimmy: it's barely in tune? >> it's like -- it must be old. okay, um -- ♪ ♪ all about that bass 'bout that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass 'bout that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm about that bass 'bout that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass 'bout that bass ♪ >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. [ cheers and applause ] thank you so much. stradivarius. thank you for doing that. >> yeah, no problem. >> jimmy: no one does that. that's what i'm talking about. you just ask an artist, like, "can you just sing me
something?" they're like, "sure, i'll do it." they're not afraid of anything. that's why i love ya. it's great. what song are you doing tonight? >> "like i'm gonna lose you." >> jimmy: "like i'm gonna lose you." >> very special song. >> jimmy: with our pal john legend? >> yeah, my boy. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i can't be happier for you. congratulations. >> thank you! >> jimmy: say "hi" to your brother. >> i will. >> jimmy: get me some updated pictures of him. it'd be fantastic. >> with pants. >> jimmy: yeah, with pants. it'd be better. yeah, absolutely. i love you. congratulations. meghan trainor, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] don't miss the big tour this summer, the m train tour. and go pick up "title," which is in stores now. she performs for us after the break,everybody. the m-train, meghan trainor, everybody! come on! we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ american express for travel and entertainment worldwide. just show them this - the american express card. don't leave home without it! and someday, i may even use it on the moon. it's a marvelous thing! oh! haha! so you can replace plane tickets, traveler's cheques, a lost card. really? that worked?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we love her. performing "like i'm gonna lose you" with john legend, once again, meghan trainor! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ i found myself dreaming in silver and gold like a scene from a movie ♪ ♪ that every broken heart knows we were walking on moonlight ♪ ♪ and you pulled me close split second and you disappeared and then
i was all alone ♪ ♪ i woke up in tears with you by my side a breath of relief and i realized ♪ ♪ no we're not promised tomorrow so i'm gonna love you like i'm gonna lose you ♪ ♪ i'm gonna hold you like i'm saying goodbye wherever we're standing i won't take you ♪ ♪ for granted 'cause we'll never know when when we'll run out of time so i'm gonna love you ooh ♪ ♪ like i'm gonna lose you ooh i'm gonna love you ooh like i'm gonna lose you ooh ♪ ♪ in the blink of an eye
just a whisper of smoke you could lose everything the truth is ♪ ♪ you never know so i'll kiss you longer baby hey any chance that i get ooh ♪ ♪ i'll make the most of the minutes and love with no regrets let's take our time ♪ ♪ to say what we want say what we want use what we got before it's all ♪ ♪ gone all gone cause no no we're not promised tomorrow so i'm gonna love you ♪ ♪ like i'm gonna lose you i'm gonna hold you like i'm saying goodbye wherever we're standing ♪ ♪ i won't take you for granted 'cause we'll never know when when we'll run out of time ♪
♪ so i'm gonna love you i'm gonna love you ooh like i'm gonna lose you like i'm gonna lose you ooh ♪ ♪ i'm gonna love you oh ooh like i'm gonna lose you ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm gonna love you i'm gonna love you like i'm gonna lose you ♪ ♪ like i'm gonna lose you i'm gonna hold you like i'm saying goodbye wherever we're standing ooh ♪ ♪ i won't take you for granted ooh 'cause we'll never know when ooh ♪ ♪ when we'll run out of time so i'm gonna love you i'm gonna love you ooh like i'm gonna lose you ♪
♪ like i'm gonna lose you ooh i'm gonna love you ooh ooh like i'm gonna lose you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: oh, that is beautiful! >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you very much! good to see you buddy. thank you. that was beautiful! meghan trainor, john legend, everybody. "title" is available now! that was fantastic. we'll be right back, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] ♪
♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: my thanks to dwayne johnson, meghan trainor, john legend. [ cheers and applause ] and the roots right there, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "late night with seth meyers." thanks for watching. have a great night. i hope to see you tomorrow. bye-bye, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪