Since BTS and comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon first met, he and Jimin became fast friends! That night, Jimmy even rocked a headband of Jimin’s BT21 character CHIMMY. The two also hugged and joked about their similar names.
Since then, BTS has guested on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon many times, and Jimmy has only become more and more a fan of the group, particularly Jimin. He’s even flexed his BT21 merch on several occasions.
At the start of August, Jimmy Fallon asked his TikTok followers for song recommendations for him to learn. He suggested they learn it together and was open to any suggestions. He added in the caption, “Easy please.”
I think it’d be kind of fun. I would like a suggestion from you guys. What song would you like me to learn on the piano or the guitar? Something I don’t know. I will learn it with you, but let me know what songs. Could be anything…
— Jimmy Fallon
Song for the summer? Let’s learn one together! Any suggestions are welcome. (Easy please.)
Instantly, ARMYs flooded the comment section with recommendations, particularly solo songs by Jimin, knowing of Jimmy and Jimin’s friendship.
The next day, Jimmy Fallon updated by revealing “three finalists,” songs by Barbie actor Ryan Gosling, Taylor Swift, and Jimin. He asked for his followers to vote for the final pick.
Guys, thank you so much for the suggestions. We’re down to three. First one is ‘I’m Just Ken’ by Ryan Gosling; I don’t know it. The second one is ‘Like Crazy’ by Jimin.
— Jimmy Fallon
Replying to @miljaaaa𓆈 Help me choose! Ken, Jimin, or Taylor Swift?! #SingForYourSummer
On August 8, Jimmy Fallon revealed that “Like Crazy” by Jimin had won! He got to work immediately, but he confessed that it was not an easy song to learn, play, and sing.
Thank you for voting for what song I should learn. Everyone selected ‘Like Crazy’ by Jimin. I found there’s an English version, which is good for me ’cause I don’t know if I can learn Korean this summer, but I’ll work on it. I have to learn this version and see how I can play this on the guitar. You did not give me an easy song. I asked you to give me an easy song. …I can’t hit these notes.
— Jimmy Fallon
Replying to @cyna Officially learning #LikeCrazy by Jimin on guitar this month. 💜 Chimmy Fallon
Eventually, Jimmy Fallon provided another update during the month. He consulted a friend to help him in his learning process. He received a guitar lesson from a music teacher.
Jimmy James and Jimin. #LikeCrazy update
Now, as August has ended, Jimmy Fallon has finally released the finished product! He posted his cover of “Like Crazy” by Jimin, saying, “I think this is the best I’m gonna get. Thank you Army for the suggestion. I hope I made you proud.”
Replying to @sheriffgrimesJM Been practicing #LikeCrazy for a month and I think this is the best I’m gonna get. Thank you Army 💜 for the suggestion. I hope I made you proud.
We can only hope for a duet between Jimmy and Jimin now! Read more about their friendship below.