Last updated on April 4th, 2021 at 07:41 pm
Though I’ve sadly yet to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Emma’s Stone’s role as Gwen Stacy isn’t the only attention she’s been getting lately.
“It was all good just a week ago.”
— Jay-Z, A Week Ago (featuring Too $hort), The Life and Times of S. Carter, Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life (1998)
Unless you’ve lived under a rock this last bit, you’re likely one of the millions who saw an unexpectedly impressive display from Emma Stone’s appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week (watch to the end if you know what’s good for you!)
Despite both her songs being technically demanding, requiring speedy syllabic control and a ton of inflexion and lyrical complexity to memorize, Emma performed damn near flawlessly, surprising us with the tongue-twisting outro to Blues Traveler’s “Hook” and Ludacris’ blazing first verse from DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win”!
The question is—why do we love it so much?