Carrie Underwood proved her music knowledge prowess during a recent round of Name That Song on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Underwood was paired with “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding and they competed against Jimmy Fallon and his teammate, Blake Lively.
Everyone knows Fallon is a huge music buff and fanboy and he also loves playing games on his Emmy-winning talk show. Underwood was definitely up to the task as The Roots played snippets of various songs accompanied by the New York Philharmonic and true-to-Tonight Show-form, the segment was hilarious.
The first song was arguably instantly recognizable to any pop aficionado, with Underwood quickly smashing her button and shouting “Toxic” by Britney Spears. The rest of the songs weren’t so easy and included “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, which Fallon correctly named. And, a funny, but an embarrassing miss for Fallon followed when Golding blurted out Justin Timberlake and Underwood followed with “Cry Me a River” at the first strains of the next song. Fallon sank to the floor in shame for failing to recognize his BFF’s hit song.
Another unforgettable moment came when the Philharmonic made history by playing “Thong Song” for the first time. It took a while for both teams, but, Underwood eventually gave the correct answer. Watch Carrie Underwood and Henry Golding stake their victory claim in the video above.
Carrie Underwood's "Tonight Show" appearance comes six days ahead of receiving her star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. She'll also perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 22 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Tickets). Her highly-anticipated sixth studio album Cry Pretty dropped n Sept 14 as her first release under Capitol Records. “Cry Pretty” was the album’s lead single, which peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and No. 9 on the Country Airplay chart. Cry Pretty is available across all digital platforms.