NBC “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon became known for his spot-on impersonations of celebrities when he was a member of the “Saturday Night Live” cast. However, his ability to sing a tune hasn’t gone unnoticed, ever since he’s been hosting “The Tonight Show.” He’s been able to cover many songs with a variety of musicians on his show, as well as pull off performances with his “Tonight Show” band, The Roots.
Fallon and The Roots hooked up recently for a cover of “At This Moment.” The Billy Vera & the Beaters song was originally released back in 1981 and rose up the charts thanks to being used on the hit television show, “Family Ties.” Fans of the older sitcom will remember it as the love song associated with Michael P. Keaton and his girlfriend Ellen Reed. The song hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles and U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary charts in 1987 thanks to its appearance on the show.
For his backstage cover series, Fallon belted out the hit, showing off his singing abilities once again in a YouTube video that checks in at over three minutes in length. The Roots provide a fitting backdrop for the song as they continue to show their impressive abilities to cover a range of musical selections.
The performance was an installment of “Cover Room,” a backstage series for Fallon’s “Tonight Show.” Rolling Stone reported that previous artists that have been covered for the series include Kesha, Bruce Springsteen, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Previously, Fallon has done several popular songs with the artists that originally recorded them using The Roots and classroom instruments to create the background music.