Listen, I get it. I’m easy to please. Couple that with the fact that I think Kelly Clarkson is the most underrated talent of my generation, it’s no surprise that listening to her sing “Since U Been Gone” backwards was absolutely masterful.
“Since U Been Gone” was originally released in 2004 and spent 7 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s US Pop Songs. It always reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Hot 100. Clarkson also won a GRAMMY for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her work on the track. Basically, the song is Clarkson‘s signature tune these days.
Before starting to sing it backwards Clarkson told Jimmy Fallon, “I have to say, I’ve never sat in my room and thought ‘I wonder what it sounds like backwards.'” I’ve never thought that either, but I will with every other great song I hear from now until forevermore.
And just look at how much Fallon loved it.
Like, Fallon really, really, really loved it.