- The song was a monster hit in the early 90s
- But in recent years, the video's been parodied often
The Neil Young impersonations
, the covers of pop songs with toy instruments
, and now this: a shot-for-shot remake of the early 90's monster ballad, "More than Words."
And by shot-for-shot, we mean the whole enchilada: the black-and-white feel, the overly-earnest looks, the waving lighters and, of course, the painted fingernails.
Comedian Jack Black emotes the heck out of his role as the Extreme singer Gary Cherone. Fallon, shiny black hair extensions and flowing shirt, plucks and harmonizes, a la guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
The song was released in 1991 and quickly shot to No. 1. But in recent years, the video's been parodied over and over again, including in an episode of "How I Met Your Mother"
and Mike Myers' sitar-and-faux-Indian-accented cover in "The Love Guru
And here's the original: