“New Year’s Day” is powerful as it is… but after Jimmy’s story of him and his mother, that whole performance gained a whole new meaning. And the hug… man, the way she hugged him like she was trying to heal every broken piece in him…
We have a big, big, big performance tonight. Her new album, Reputation, is crushing. It is CRUSHING. It came out on Friday and it sold over a million copies. She was fantastic on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she wasn’t scheduled to be our musical guest tonight, but she’s her. We love her, performing a brand new song for the first time tonight: Taylor Swift
Jimmy Fallon announcing Taylor Swift as the Musical Guest
What Taylor did for Jimmy Fallon warms my heart. Simple, but very meaningful gesture. And to the people saying “she talks about herself too much”, you’re never been so wrong. One thing special about her songwriting, is that even if she’s talking about her experiences, it feels like she got into your mind and wrote a song about your life, and suddenly her stories becomes your stories. That’s why it’s beautiful to see Taylor singing the “squeeze my hand 3 times” line right after Jimmy told that story about his mom, because despite what you think, she writes lyrics anyone can relate to, in one way or another.