-I got to say, I mean, because, you know, we do
the bits and all that stuff, but honestly,
behind the scenes and backstage, you are so great
to every single person here, and we all love you. We really — everybody.
-I love being here! -Top to bottom,
we love hanging out with you. -Thank you. -That subway bit. So last night, I mean, you’ve never been in the subway
in New York City. -That was my first
subway experience, and I will always remember it. I don’t think it’s like
anyone else’s first time. [ Laughter ] I don’t get a lot
of first times anymore. I’ve been kind of
every crazy mascot. I’ve done a lot of crazy things
as everyone knows. And that wasn’t the craziest
thing I’ve ever done by even a little bit, but it was definitely memorable.
-You’ll remember. Yeah. -I remember I came in — -Most appropriately crazy. -But we’ve — That whole thing
really went down in real time. That was probably —
we were down — I mean, we had a crew set up down there
that had, like, hidden cameras that look like iPhones
and stuff like that. So they said — but we were
down there for 10 minutes max? -It was crazy.
It was like — And I didn’t know how
recognizable we really would be. I mean, you were getting called
as Billy Ray Cyrus right on. I think they knew —
-No, no, no. -I think you —
-No, I knocked on your door. -You were in disguise.
They knew it was me. And they thought
it was me and my dad. I thought it was me and my dad. -No.
-And then you took it off, and I was like, “Holy [bleep]
my dad is Jimmy Fallon.” -No, that’s not true!
I’m not your dad! -Yeah.
-I’m not your dad. Now, look. -Not what my mom says.
-Now, look. I — [ Laughs ] [ Laughter ] But I did — I did knock
on your dressing room door. I knocked, and I go,
and I was in my costume as — -Bart. As Bart.
-…as Bart. -Yeah, and you were… -Charlene.
-…Charlene. And I went and I knocked
and I go, “Hey.” And you go, “Oh, gosh. I really thought
you were my dad.” -And I had just left Nashville. And I thought somehow
he had, like, followed me and gotten in my luggage. I told him he couldn’t come
on this trip, and then there he was. -In your luggage.
-Yeah. He never escaped. -And I just — Honestly,
people just love you. And I never saw that type of reaction
happen that fast to anyone. It was like — Seriously,
I would probably say 20, 30 seconds into “Jolene”
because your voice is so good. You saw girls just walking.
They’re like, “Huh?
Like, that’s…” -I loved it so much. And, you know,
I haven’t been playing “Party in the U.S.A.”
for a while. Since, like, my Bangerz tour, I haven’t really
gotten to do that, and so… [ Cheers and applause ]
…it was super cool. And I had just done the gay
pride parade the day before, and so “Party in the U.S.A.”
has been getting a lot of love. And it’s always good, you know,
for me to remember how much people really love
those classic songs, and it inspires me
to do them more. So I’m excited that it makes me
re-love my songs because I love how much
people love them. -It wasn’t even just — Sometimes, people just know
the chorus. They’re like [Humming]
-They knew it all. -♪♪ Piano man, sing us a song ♪♪
And they’ll do that. Every single word. I couldn’t even get them
more hyped up. I’m like,
“They don’t need a hype man.” Everyone knew
every word to your song. -It was honestly perfect. I was, like, super excited
for the experience and, again, to, like,
re-fall in love with songs that I’ve been
singing for years and years. It’s fun to sometimes,
you know, have fun singing them because you sing them
so many times. And so when you see how much
they mean to other people even if it’s something as silly
as, you know, “We Can’t Stop” or “Party in the U.S.A.”
or whatever it is, it makes people happy,
and that’s what I like to do.