It’s always nice to get a little more than you expected. Which is exactly what you got from Wednesday’s late-night TV musical lineup, thanks to a slew of collaborations and medleys.
Let’s start with the most obvious example: Electro-pop outfits Muna and The Knocks, who joined forces — and invaded suburbia on roller skates — to present their single Bodies on Jimmy Kimmel Live. As if that weren’t enough, Muna went above and beyond with their bonus performance of Stayaway on the JKL YouTube. Also joining forces and doing double duty: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste and Night Sweats frontman Nathaniel Rateliff, who played the latter’s All Or Nothing and the Sam & Dave classic Hold On, I’m Coming in the show’s offices. Meanwhile, over on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Chris Tomlin raised the collaborative stakes by roping in both Florida Georgia Line AND Thomas Rhett for his number Thank You Lord, which seemed to be set in a bombed-out building for some unholy reason. Finally, speaking of going above and beyond, singer Trevor Daniel took to the skies (or at least the green screen) to cap his string-sweetened, desert-set combo of Falling and Past Life on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Phew. Don’t say late-night TV never gave you anything.