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Late-Night TV Music (’90s Edition) | April 9, 2019

Brooks & Dunn, Backstreet Boys and BlackBerry Smoke bring the nostalgia.

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Remember the ’90s? Based on Tuesday’s musical offerings, the late-night talk shows do. And they remember fondly — look at how excited Jimmy Fallon is to have Brooks & Dunn sing Boot Scootin’ Boogie for the 10 millionth time with the help of Midland on his Tonight Show. Granted, Fallon is a guy who probably yells, ‘THAT’S THE WAY YOU DO IT!’ at every waitress who refills his coffee cup, but still. As usual, Jimmy Kimmel was more restrained about having Backstreet Boys on his show, but the crowd picked up the enthusiasm slack when the, um, Boys sang their chestnut As Long As You Love Me, along with the more recent No Place. Nostalgia of a different sort popped up on Last Call With Carson Daly, where BlackBerry Smoke resurrected the glory days of Southern rock with their songs Waiting For the Thunder and Medicate My Mind. For something contemporary, flash forward to today’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where Sara Bareilles continues to bang the drum for her new album Amidst the Chaos with a performance of the song Fire — not to be confused with Bruce Springsteen’s classic. You’ll have to wait for ’70s night to hear that.