Late-Night TV Music (Burning Questions Edition) | May 11, 2021

Madness, Ashe, Thalia and Rag'n'Bone man do not supply any answers, sadly.

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We are all searching for answers in this life, this world, this existence. Sadly, Tuesday’s Late-Night TV Music offerings do not provide any solutions to those important queries. Instead, they just pose more stupid questions. Questions like:

 


1 | Why are Madness playing Our House on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Why are they playing it in an empty theatre? And do they have to look so damn bored about the whole affair? I mean, I get that it’s probably not that exciting to play that song for the 100,000th time — and in a vacant building to boot — but couldn’t they at least try to look interested?

 


2 | Where did they film Ashe‘s performance of Me Without You that aired on Late Night with Seth Meyers? It looks like some sort of weird, gigantic Mexican restaurant. In a casino. Perhaps in Las Vegas. Or Brighton. Or an acid flashback. In any case, how can I make a reservation? And do they make the guacamole right at the table?

 


3 | Is it Rag’n’Bone Man or Rag ‘n’ Bone Man? I used to think it was the one with spaces, but lately it always seems to be the one without. But for his rendition of Anywhere Away From Here on The Late Late Show With James Corden, the spaces were back. Did the people who uploaded the clip get it wrong? Is he just screwing with us? And why do I even care in the slightest?

 


4 | Thalia’s new song Mojito — whose video premiered on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon — isn’t really about a cocktail, is it? No, I didn’t think so either. But is the bartender really named Mojito? Wouldn’t that be confusing? Wouldn’t it turn into an Abbott and Costello routine everytime someone ordered a mojito from Mojito? And do you see how hard it is to have to live in my head?

 


That’s all for today. Tune in tomorrow to see if the next batch of Late-Night TV Music offerings answer any of these burning questions. (Spoiler alert: They won’t.)