Jimmy Fallon Snags Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & More For Second Album
Jimmy Fallon has come to be known for his impressions of classic rockers like Neil Young and Bob Dylan, but for his second album, the Late Night host and Saturday Night Live alum recruited music stars instead of just imitating them. On the album, titled Blow Your Pants Off, Fallon gets an assist from Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Justin Timberlake, Dave Matthews and more.
But those who are fond of Fallon’s exaggerated portrayals of rock royalty are in luck as well, as the album features his impersonations of Young, Dylan, David Bowie and The Doors’ Jim Morrison from Late Night. In fact, most of the songs on Blow Your Pants Off have first been seen on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, a show that’s known for its musical slant and Fallon’s collaborations with his guests.
“Scrambled Eggs,” for example, features McCartney and Fallon performing an early version of the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” in which McCartney famously used the phrase “scrambled eggs” instead of “yesterday” in the chorus. “Neil Young Sings ‘Whip My Hair’” was a viral hit when Fallon first premiered in on the show in November 2010, when Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” was all the rage. The slow, Young-style cover of the pop single was a duet between Fallon’s character and Bruce Springsteen, clad in ’70s style costume.
Fallon’s first album, 2002′s The Bathroom Wall, is comprised of half stand-up comedy, half musical parody songs.
Blow Your Pants Off drops June 12. Full tracklist is below.
“Neil Young Sings ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’”
“History of Rap” (feat. Justin Timberlake)
“Scrambled Eggs” (feat. Paul McCartney)
“The Doors Sing ‘Reading Rainbow’”
“Balls In Your Mouth” (feat. Eddie Vedder)
“My Upstairs Neighbors Are Having Sex (And Listening to the Black Eyed Peas)”
“Bob Dylan Sings ‘Charles in Charge’”
“Walk of Shame” (feat. Dave Matthews)
“Slow Jam the News” (feat. Brian Williams)
“New French Girlfriend”
“Cougar Huntin’” (feat. Big & Rich)
“You Spit When You Talk”
“Friday” (feat. Stephen Colbert)
“Neil Young Sings ‘Whip My Hair’” (feat. Bruce Springsteen)
-Jillian Mapes, CBS Local