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Jack Black and Jimmy Fallon reimagine Extreme’s power ballad ‘More Than Words’

Good luck getting the song out of your head.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on May 5, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 10:08 pm CDT

If you had a pulse in the ’90s, you heard Extreme’s 1990 power ballad “More Than Words.” You likely also saw the video, which aired on MTV roughly once an hour. 

Countless awkward middle-school slow dances happened to that song, and now Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black have recreated your memories shot-for-shot, right down to guitarist Nuno Bettencourt’s nail polish. 

Of course, Black adds a bit more energy and physical comedy to this new version. 

Here’s the original, for scale:

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube 

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*First Published: May 5, 2015, 12:42 pm CDT