Jimmy Fallon marked another “Tonight Show” milestone, becoming the first sitting host to earn a spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 with the single “Ew!” performed with will.i.am. Steve Allen accomplished the feat twice, but not until after he’d left the show.
To commemorate the unexpected achievement, Fallon put together a supercut of the song with fans of “The Tonight Show” lip-synching to the lyrics.
Will.i.am joined Fallon’s 15-year old Sara character as a new BFF mir.i.am on the track, which saw them running through all those annoying things that make them say, “Ew!”
The single saw 6 million streams in the U.S. during its first week, catapulting it to No. 8 on the Streaming Songs chart, according to Billboard. It made it to No. 30 on the Digital Songs chart with 35,000 downloads sold, and became Fallon’s second No. 1 on the Comedy Digital Tracks chart, after his and Justin Timberlake‘s “History of Rap.” Its collective rankings placed it at No. 26 for the week, marking the chart’s highest debut).
“We had no idea this could be accomplished. This is what happens when you have the power of television. We had so much support from fans, radio, social media and Twitter,” Fallon told Billboard.
Fallon’s celebratory fan supercut is above, while the original video for “Ew!” featuring will.i.am and Jimmy Fallon is below.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.