This video is bound to drive certain devotees of the original up the wall. Why, that's enough to get me to like it right there.
Paul Anka wrote the Tonight Show theme. Paul Anka doesn't have to work. I imagine he does it because he likes it, and the seats are full every night. He could spend an additional four hours daily in his Pan-Galactic tanning bed. And for all his multi-decadal-highwater-Haband-pants-early-bird-special vibe, I'm sure he's been presented with the opportunity to get an intimate look at more young ladies than a workaholic gynecologist on speed in an all night clinic.
Paul Anka has always been immensely square, if you ask me. But he seems perfectly comfortable in his irradiated skin, doesn't he? And when you consider how subversive his rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit is, you see he's hipper than Curt Cobain could ever be.
Fight the power, Paulie. Stick it to The Man.
(In the comments, Deb from Madison casts an approving eye back to another version of this same song we enjoyed here: Googlewhack is Amused )