Kelly Clarkson Reacts to “Since U Been Gone” Being Tony Hawk’s Hype Song | The Tonight Showadmin
-Look at that.n-We have, like, real people. -Real people.n-In the same place. -Standing ovation for you.nYeah, of course. -Feels like yesteryear.n-Yeah. Thank you so much for –nfor being here, in person. -No, thank you for having me.n-Well, you have a little time off before you’re justntaking over the world. September’s a big month for you.n-It is a big month, yeah. -I saw, though –nI follow you on Instagram. You’re a good follow.n-Okay. -And I saw that you –n-Oh. -You went golfing.n-Do you love Topgolf? -I’ve never been to a Topgolf.n-What?! -I’ve never been. I didn’t knownthat you were a golfer. -No. That’s different.n[ Laughter ] That’s like saying someone thatnlikes to putt-putt is a golfer. No, no, no.n-Oh. -Which I’m not goodnat putt-putt, either. But — no, no.nI mean, I can like — I’m like Happy Gilmore,nlike, when I golf. Like, I can hit it really far.n-Uh-huh. -But I’m not good at putting.nSo — And I’m really good at driving the cart.nLike, really good. With a drink.n[ Laughter ] But I don’t –nNo, Topgolf is like a game. Well, it’s a bar.nIt’s like an atmosphere. It’s a vibe.nIt’s like a club, but you’re, like,nplaying this game. You’re just tryingnto nail the balls, like, into these certain places,nand you play games with people. And I like playingn’cause I always win. [ Laughter ]n-Yeah, exactly, right. -Yeah, I could hit itnreally far, so… -When you’re out, do you ever –ndo you ever hear your music, like, over the loud speakersnor anything? -Not — I mean, maybe like a –nlike a remix or something. But, no, I feel like my –nthis is a real thing. I feel like my music is, like,nso family-safe — Like, you hear me inndentist offices or like — [ Laughter ]nLike, I feel like every time my family or friends go to,nlike, a dentist or a doctor, like, they’re always like,n”Oh, I heard your song again, today.”nI’m like, “Sure you did.” Like, it’s like — it’s like –nI am this — I am on the station that isnplayed in, like, grocery stores and dentist offices.n-Yeah, you are. -I’m telling you.nYeah. -What do you do if you’re in angrocery store and you come on? -Well, sing along and dance.nYes. I’m a total tool.n[ Laughter ] -You would do that?n-I literally — one time in — I actually –nActually, I don’t even know if there was music playingnthis one time. It was recently,n’cause I like going to Lowe’s. I’m like –nI love gardening and stuff. So, I was in Lowe’s, and I wasnjust having a good day, and I feel like you shouldnreally lean into that right now in this point in lifenif you’re having a good day. And so, I leaned in,nand I just started dancing and embarrassing my friendnTrisha in Lowe’s, and just started dancingnand singing. -I did a similar thingnin Target. -Were you on your knees?nI did a full on — Got on my knees –nI was very into it. -Oh, no, I had the –nI was doing, like, a line dance with my — with my cart.n-Sure. -So I was, like,ngetting into it. -Oh, yeah.n-It was — It was “Too Hot to Trot,”nby The Commodores. -Sure.n-♪ Too hot — ♪ Yeah, that’s it. ♪♪ -Yeah, so this jam’s on,nit’s like… -Yes.n[ Cheers ] -And you’re just working it. -♪ Too hot to trot, now, baby ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ Too hot to stop ♪nWhoo! I was into it!nI go — First of all, I love Target,nby the way. -I love Target.n-I freaked out! I go, “What?!”nI had no idea. -Get it, playlist. Yeah.n-30 stores — 30 stores in the store.n[ Laughter ] I’m like,nthere’s a produce section, there’s a lawyer. -You can get bananasnand underwear. -They have everythingnyou could — I’ve never beennto a store like that. And then great music playlist?n-Yes. Well, that’s the same thing.nThey were playing stuff. I was dancing in Lowe’s, so…n-I love that you do that. -Yeah.n-Do you know that “Since You’ve Been Gone”nis Tony Hawk’s hype song? -No. What?nIs that a joke? -No. It’s for real.n-Oh. -For real for real.nTony Hawk, the famous, legendary skateboarder, to getnhyped up for anything competing, he’ll playn”Since You’ve Been Gone.” That’s his hype song.n-This is my thing. I feel like I always hear peoplentalking about how, like, my music is always on like a –nsome Peloton playlist or some workout like,n”Oh, it’s my workout mix.” Like, everyone’s –nAnd I’m like, “It does not make menwant to work out.” [ Laughter ]nSo, um, what? Why doesn’t itnhave the same effect? It’s like…nLike, doesn’t make me want to run, but great for you. -Do you have a song that younput on if you’re working out? -I have a play–nWell, okay. Dwayne Johnson has a really goodnplaylist on Spotify. Like, if you’re lookingnfor workout playlists. -See, I think it’s intimidating.nI can’t do that. -No, okay.n-I’m never gonna look like Dwayne — Dwayne “The Rock,”nor Dwayne Johnson? [ Laughter ] -There might bena Dwayne Johnson out there that I might look like,nbut I’m not gonna look like The Rock. -I was on the treadmill for,nlike, my heart, not, like, to lose weight.nI wasn’t, like, going for it. -Yeah, you just want to live.n-Just to try to live my life. So, no, but I was on it,nand he has — There’s this first onenon one of his playlists, and it’s called “Coming Undone,”nand it’s Eric Zayne, maybe. I had never heardnof this artist, but I love it, ’cause I have to listennto something that’s like, “I’m a badass.” Like, if I’m on a treadmill,nI’m like, “Yes.” Like, I don’t understandnhow people listen to, like, calming stuff.n-On TV, no. I do television.n-I can’t do that, either, ’cause then I just wantnto sit down with, like, food. [ Laughter ] You’re just like, “What?”nOr like a podcast? I’m like, “This is not making menwant to keep doing this.” -Yeah.nBy the way, your show — By the way, congrats.n-Thank you. -You won another three Emmysnsince I saw you last time. [ Cheers and applause ]n-I know! -Congratulations!n-I know. -You’re doing such a great job.n-Thank you. -It’s a great show.n-Thank you. -People love it.n-Who would have thought? -You’re just honest and funny,nand it’s positive. I love it.n-Remember when I was here a long time ago, though, andnI was like, “What am I doing?” and then you were, like,ngiving me tips. It was right before it came on,nI was like, “I don’t knownwhat I’m gonna do.” -Yeah.nOh, yeah, I said, “Dude, you got to get, like,nsome cooking segments.” -You were like,n”You got to cook.” And I go, “I don’t cook.”n-“I hate cooking.” -What the hell does that mean?nAnd I was like — And “You cook a lot!nYou cook a lot on daytime.” -You cook a lot on daytime!nThat’s just part of the gig. -I did learn some tips, though,nso there you go. -And you guys are startingnthe season in New York? -We are.nWe have two premiere weeks. We have –nThe first one is in New York, and we’re shooting it right now,nand then we have one in L.A. So, we’re kind of like — Everybody wants theirnlives back, right? And we’re slowly startingnto get there, right? -Yeah.n-And — or trying desperately. And so we came to New York,nand we’re celebrating two cities that people know of them,nbut we’re kind of representing all the cities, though.nLike, just trying to get back to whatever normalnshall be, but… -Yeah.n-But just like — ‘Cause our whole shownis about connection. This is irony.nAnd then, right in the middle of our first seasonnof connecting, like, COVID happened and, like,neveryone was isolated. -Yeah.nAnd you go, “That’s –” Exactly, yeah.n-Yeah. So, that was kind of crushing.nSo, yeah. -But I’m happy that youncontinued to do your show, because we allnneeded something to watch. It’s like, that’s the best timento step up. -This is a question for you.nOkay. So, people — Literally, somebodynjust told me this. They’re like, “We’re so happynyou kept doing it during the –” Was that hard for you to, like,nkeep going, like, even if it was from –n’Cause we are humans, too, and we have our own stuffnin our own backpacks, like, going through stuff,nand you’re having to smile and make jokes and like — and that was kind of hardnfor a minute. -It was tough, yeah.n-Yeah. Yeah, ’cause you don’t –n’Cause you’re, like, trying to be like a cheerleader,nto make people feel better. -It was my wife –nMy wife, I’ll give her credit. -Really?n-It was Nancy, yeah. ‘Cause I was like –nShe was like, “What’s the plan?” I go, “No one knowsnwhat’s going on. We have no plan.nWe’re just gonna wait it out.” And she goes,n”Oh, no. You go out to Lowe’s, or wherever it is — Target.”n[ Laughter ] -You build a studio.n-“You build a studio.” -You lazy man.n-Yeah, and she goes, “And you hold your phone up,nand you do a show. Broadcast from –n’Cause people need you now.” -Okay. Well, I was in Montananin like 6 feet of snow. Like, and everybody was like,n”Let’s get into this show.” And I was like, “Sure.”n[ Laughter ] -I’m so happy you did, though.n-I’m glad I did, ’cause when you do focusnon helping others, I think it helps younthrough your own stuff. -I totally agree.n-So, yeah. -I want to talk to younabout “The Voice.” -I got way offnof track somewhere. -No, I love it.nPlease. -The whole pre-interviewnis screwed. -Yeah, this is –nYeah, we don’t need any of this. We didn’t stick to any of this.n[ Laughter ] -We don’t know any of it.n-It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter.nWe’re having fun.