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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

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Published May 5, 2015   Updated 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. 

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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. 

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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