Sometimes, I forget we’re in the dead middle of summer. For me, that captures a specific feeling- one that involves visions of ice cream trucks, children running endlessly, and cars blaring past, playing THAT song. Again. You know what I mean. Every summer, there’s that one song that people can’t get enough of, radio can’t get enough of, and I’ve had enough of by the time I’ve finally heard it through for the 3rd time. This summer, we’ve been blessed with Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, Pharrell, and T.I. to get us through.
I can admit, while the throwback Marvin Gaye beat and line danceability has me sort of soft on the song, I still could live without having to hear it much again.
That was, until Robin came on the Jimmy Fallon show last night and did a Classroom Instruments session with The Roots.
The Roots has an ability to make everything sound good, as evidenced by these classroom instruments causing me to do many a chair bounce. These are always some of my favorite pieces the Fallon show does, so needless to say, the song’s been revived for me. If only for another week.
If you haven’t caught any of the other Classroom Instruments + The Roots + *insert artist here*, I will hook you up.
First up, Carly Rae Jepsen and Call Me Maybe.
Next, Mariah Carey and All I Want Is You, featuring some of the most adorable little ones ever.
Now, Christina Aguilera and Your Body, with office supplies as instruments. Purely genius.
I’m really surprised they didn’t do this during Justin Timberweek. Also, if you are doing various forms of chair/chaise/couch twerking, I take full responsibility.
I’m really surprised they didn’t do this during Justin Timberweek.