On Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon invited BFF Justin Timberlake on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where the pair performed the sixth installment of the “History of Rap” series.
It took a few minutes to get to the meat of the routine, aka “Ignition (Remix),” or the song that has not faded from public consciousness since its release 12 years ago.
The beauty of “Ignition (Remix)” is, as killer a smooth jam as it was in 2003, it is still thoroughly enjoyed by many who hear it as they stand in lines at Dunkin’ Donuts or wait for their cars to pop out the other side of their local car washes.
Sometimes, busy adults need to be reminded to “bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce.”
Timberlake and Fallon may want to consider trimming the fat from their seventh installment of “History of Rap” and focus on preparing a few solid interpretations of R. Kelly’s biggest hit since “I Believe I Can Fly.”
After taping the show, Falberlake headed to the US Open where they bounce-bounced to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” although I’m sure whoever was in charge of the music breaks at Arthur Ashe Stadium had better musical options for sports fans to groove to (“Ignition (Remix),” etc.) that evening.