Songs of the Summer Riff-Off w/ John Legend & The Filharmonic


REG, CAN I TELL YOU ONE THING? I AM PLEASED IT IS SUMMERTIME. I LOVE SUMMERTIME HERE IN
LOS ANGELES. ARE YOU ENJOYING YOUR SUMMER,
REG?>>OH, YEAH.>>James: I’M LOVING IT. YOU KNOW MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT
SUMMER, I WAS DRIVING HOME LAST NIGHT
LISTENING TO SUMMER BOPS. THE SUMMER JAMS. HERE IT IS A GROOVE SLIGHTLY
TRANSFORMED. ♪ SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME ♪
♪ SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME ♪ BUT I FEEL LIKE WHENEVER I TURN
ON THE RADIO NOW, I’M JUST GETTING ALL THESE SLOW, BORING
BALLADS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THIS? OH, I GET IT! BALLADS, BALLADS! I WANT TO ROLL DOWN THE WINDOWS,
JAM OUT, I DON’T WANT TO HEAR SOME GUY ON A GUITAR CRYING
ABOUT HIS GIRL FRIEND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER, IT JUST
FEELS WRONG. SERIOUSLY, WHO WOULD WANT TO
HEAR A BALLAD WHEN YOU COULD LISTEN TO A GREAT SUMMER BALLAD? IT’S SO BORING! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>James: JOHN LEGEND, EVERYONE. I’M ACTUALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A
SHOW RIGHT NOW. YOU’RE NOT ON UNTIL AFTER THE
COMMERCIAL BREAK, SO.>>I HEARD YOU’VE BEEN TELLING
PEOPLE THAT BOPS ARE BETTER THAN BALLADS.>>JAMES: YEAH. BECAUSE THEY ARE.>>I MEAN, THAT FEELS KIND OF
PERSONAL. I FEEL ATTACKED. YOU KNOW, FOR ME, SUMMER’S A
TIME TO SLOW THINGS DOWN, POP OPEN A BOTTLE OF WINE, RUN A
NICE BATH, AND LISTEN TO SENSUAL LOVE SONGS.>>JAMES: WOW. THAT’S VERY SPECIFIC. ( LAUGHTER )
I’M JUST SAYING IT’S SUMMER. PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE FUN.>>WELL, HOW ABOUT WE SETTLE
THIS RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW? ( LAUGHTER )
KEEPERS.>>James: HANG ON, HANG ON! WAIT! WAIT! IF I’M HEARING THIS RIGHT, IT
SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE CHALLENGING ME TO A BALLADS VERSUS BOPS
RIFF-OFF.>>YES! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M DOING, YES!>>James: NO, NO, NO! STOP! NO! UNFORTUNATELY, THAT’S NOT
POSSIBLE BECAUSE WE CAN’T HAVE A RIFF-OFF WITHOUT THE
FILHARMONIC, AND DON’T TELL ME THEY’RE BEHIND THE CURTAIN
BECAUSE I CHECKED BEFORE. I CHECK EVERY SHOW. THEY’RE NOT THERE. CAN WE OPEN THE CURTAIN? SEE? THEY’RE NOT THERE. NO FILHARMONIC, NO RIFF-OFF.>>YOU SURE ABOUT THAT, JAMES? LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE
FILHARMONIC! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪>>JAMES: OH, COME ON! HOW DID I NOT SEE YOU THERE? ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
SECURITY IS SUPPOSED TO TELL ME! THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO TELL ME IF
YOU’RE IN THE BUILDING! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
ALL RIGHT, LEGEND. YOU WANT TO DO THIS?>>OH, YES, I DO.>>James: THEN WE’LL DO THIS! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>James: THAT’S IT. ALL RIGHT! ( APPLAUSE )
YOU SURE YOU’RE READY FOR THIS, JOHN? DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU.>>ARE YOU SURE YOU’RE READY FOR
THIS?>>James: OH, PLEASE!>>JAMES: YOU’RE TAKING BALLADS
I’M TAKING BOPS. THIS IS A NO BRAINER. HIT IT.>>ONE, TWO,
♪ WE GO TOGETHER ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
BETTER THAN BIRDS OF A FEATHER ♪ YOU AND ME
YOU’RE THE MEDICINE ♪ AND THE PAIN
THE TATTOO INSIDE MY BRAIN ♪ AND, BABY, YOU KNOW
IT’S OBVIOUS ♪ I’M A SUCKER FOR YOU
YOU SAY THE WORD AND I’LL ♪ GO ANYWHERE BLINDLY
I’M A SUCKER FOR ♪ ALL THE SUBLIMINAL THINGS
NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU ♪ ABOUT YOU
ABOUT YOU ♪ AND YOU’RE MAKIN’
THE TYPICAL ME ♪ BREAK MY TYPICAL RULES
IT’S TRUE ♪ I’M A SUCKER FOR YOU ♪
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ♪ AND I SWEAR
BY THE MOON AND THE STARS ♪ IN THE SKY
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) I’LL BE THERE
♪ I SWEAR LIKE THE SHADOW
♪ THAT’S BY YOUR SIDE I’LL BE THERE
♪ FOR BETTER OR WORSE ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART
♪ I’LL LOVE YOU WITH EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART
♪ AND I SWEAR ♪ ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>WELL, JAMES, THIS IS GOING TO BE EASIER THAN I THOUGHT. ( LAUGHTER )
>>JAMES: THAT’S HOW YOU WANT TO PLAY THIS? OKAY, OKAY, OKAY, OKAY, FINE! NO MORE MR. NICE GUY. IN FACT, THE OPPOSITE. OF THAT. HIT IT. ♪ WHITE SHIRT
NOW RED ♪ MY BLOODY NOSE
SLEEPIN’ ♪ YOU’RE ON
YOUR TIPPY TOES ♪ CREEPIN’ AROUND
LIKE NO ONE KNOWS ♪ THINK YOU’RE
SO CRIMINAL ♪ SO YOU’RE A TOUGH GUY
LIKE IT REALLY ROUGH GUY ♪ JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH GUY
CHEST ALWAYS SO PUFFED GUY ♪ I’M THAT BAD TYPE
MAKE YOUR MAMA SAD TYPE ♪ MAKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND MAD TIGHT
MIGHT SEDUCE YOUR DAD TYPE ♪ I’M THE BAD GUY
DUH ♪ ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>HOLD ON, HOLD ON. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>EXCUSE ME, JAMES. DID YOU JUST SAY YOU’RE GOING TO
SEDUCE MY DAD?>>JAMES: YEAH. I DID. I’M A DAD GUY.>>MY FATHER’S A HAPPILY MARRIED
MAN. THAT’S MESSED UP, MAN.>>JAMES: WELL, I DON’T THINK
SO. AND NEITHER DOES YOUR DAD. ( AUDIENCE REACTS )
>>OKAY, THIS GOT WEIRD. LUCKILY FOR YOU AND EVERYONE
HERE, I GOT A LITTLE PALATE CLEANSER. I GOT SOMETHING WE CAN ALL SING
ALONG, TO LOVING, BEAUTIFUL, AND NOT ABOUT SEDUCING ANYONE’S DAD. HIT IT PHILHARMONIC! ♪ ‘CAUSE ALL OF ME
LOVES ALL OF YOU ♪ LOVE YOUR CURVES
AND ALL YOUR EDGES ♪ ALL YOUR PERFECT
IMPERFECTIONS ♪ I GIVE YOU
ALL OF ME ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪ AND YOU GIVE ME ALL OF YOU, OH ♪
♪ OH ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>YEAH! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>YES!>>James: OKAY, OKAY. ( LAUGHTER )
THAT WAS INCREDIBLE. FINE, YOU WIN. YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT. BOPS. MAYBE —
( LAUGHTER ) MAYBE I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO
SING EITHER ONE. OKAY, FINE, FINE, YOU WIN.>>JAMES, OF COURSE YOU’RE GOOD
ENOUGH, MAN. YOU KNOW, I LOVE A GOOD SUMMER
JAM AS MUCH AS THE NEXT GUY.>>James: YOU PROMISED YOU
LIKED MY PERFECT IMPERFECTIONS.>>YES, ALL OF YOUR CURVES, ALL
OF THEM. ( LAUGHTER )
>>YOU’RE RIGHT THERE’S NOT MANY EDGES. ( LAUGHTER )
>>THERE’S A WORLD WHERE THE SONG OF A SUMMER IS A BALLAD,
MAYBE.>>James: REALLY? YOU THINK THERE’S A WAY WE CAN
WORK TOGETHER?>>TOGETHER, ME AND YOU.>>James: FOR REAL? WE CAN COMBINE THE BOP AND
THE BALLAD!>>James: YOU THINK SO? YES! HERE WE GO. HIT IT!>>ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR —
♪ I’M GOING UNDER AND THIS TIME
♪ I FEAR THERE’S NO ONE TO SAVE ME
♪ THIS ALL OR NOTHING REALLY GOT A WAY OF
♪ DRIVING ME CRAZY ♪ I NEED SOMEBODY TO HEAL
SOMEBODY TO KNOW ♪ SOMEBODY TO HAVE
SOMEBODY TO HOLD ♪ IT’S EASY TO SAY
BUT IT’S NEVER THE SAME ♪ I GUESS I KINDA
LIKED THE WAY YOU ♪ NUMBED ALL THE PAIN
NOW THE DAY BLEEDS ♪ INTO NIGHTFALL
AND YOU’RE NOT HERE ♪ TO GET ME THROUGH IT ALL
I LET MY GUARD DOWN ♪ AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG
I WAS GETTING KINDA USED TO ♪ BEING SOMEONE YOU LOVED
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>OKAY, NOW LET’S MAKE IT A
BOP! ♪ AND NOW THE DAY BLEEDS
INTO NIGHTFALL ♪ AND YOU’RE NOT HERE
TO GET ME THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I LET MY GUARD DOWN
AND THEN YOU PULLED THE RUG ♪ I WAS GETTING KINDA
USED TO BEING ♪ SOMEONE YOU LOVED ♪
>>James: JOHN LEGEND, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MORE
“LATE LATE SHOW!”

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