Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left To Cry" is currently one of the hottest songs in the world, and Nintendo is taking care of promoting Nintendo Labo. Really.
Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots played the song in its entirety with Grande with cardboard instruments from Nintendo Labo. This is a version of Fallon's silly "Classroom Instruments" segment where he and his band perform popular songs like Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" with Kazoos and Melodicas. This No Tears Left To Cry segment is probably the group's best-produced video.
The video never mentions it, but this is certainly a paid promotion by Nintendo for Labo. Video games that opt for late-night TV are nothing new as publishers regularly pay for their games to appear on Conan O & Brien's show. In addition, Fallon's Show has held a "video game week" in recent years, with some guests coming from the industry.
In 2016, Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime appeared in Fallon's late-night TV show to show the Nintendo Switch. During the same program, legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto played the Super Mario Bros. theme music with The Roots.
If you're wondering, here's the full overview of who's been playing Fallon's incredible version of "No Tears Left To" Cry.
- Ariana Grande – Vocals
- Jimmy Fallon – Guitar, Piano Studio
- Questlove – Robot Kit
- Black Thought – Electric Guitar Fishing Rod
- Kamal Gray – Toy-Con Piano x2 (Organ)  James Poyser – Toy Con Piano x2
- Captain Kirk – Acoustic Guitar
- Mark Kelley – Bass Guitar
- Stro – Toy Con Garage Drum Machine
GameSpots Nintendo Labo Review scored the game a 7/10 Reviewer Kallie Plagge said, "It's a remarkable educational tool and a way to bring your creations to life, and that's something very special, even if the games themselves are not noticeable."