Jimmy Fallon, in his (mostly successful) campaign to be the most relevant late-night talk show host named Jimmy, sometimes invites musically-oriented guests to play a game called “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” The game, which is clearly not at all planned or rehearsed, involves matching random pop stars with random childhood songs. For instance, you might get Marilyn Manson and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” which you would sing in Marilyn Manson’s style. It’s not as dumb as it sounds, I promise.
Monday night, Fallon had Christina Aguilera as a guest and her artists included Cher and Shakira (hint: Christina Aguilera singing like Cher or Shakira sounds like Christina Aguilera singing like Christina Aguilera). But, when Britney Spears came up, shit was on like it was 1999 all over again:
She nails it, of course, because it's not like the whole segment was meant to set up this moment or anything. Then again, singing like Britney Spears circa 1999 isn’t that hard – just snort a bunch of coke until your nasal passages no longer function. My favorite of these is still when Adam Levine covered “Sesame Street” in the style of Michael Jackson.
Britney was and still is the hotter of the two; this is not in dispute.