Jimmy Fallon: Black Simon & Garfunkel do 'Diamonds'
Hello, Black Simon & Garfunkel, our old friends — you’ve come to sing to us again.
In 2011, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon introduced a new bit in which a pair of Simon & Garfunkel soundalikes — a.k.a. Captain Kirk Douglas and ?uestlove of house band The Roots — performed mournful, harmonic covers of pop songs. Since then, the duo has tackled tunes including Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Last night, they took the stage again to put their stamp on Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” This minute-long clip is enough to make me think that Black S&G should just go ahead and release a full album:
What should the pair cover next? I’d love to see what they could do with some Ke$ha, or maybe even “Gangnam Style.” (Once it’s okay not to be sick of “Gangnam Style.”)