By CHELSEA HUANG
There's nothing ewwww about this news!
Jimmy Fallon is over the moon after his novelty single "Ew!" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 26, as the chart's top new entry of the week.
"Oh my goodness. I'm, like, freaking out right now," the late night host told Billboard. "This is unbelievable! No. 26? I'd be happy with 99!"
The "SNL" alum reprised his role as teenage girl Sarah for the latest installment of "Ew!" The single also features Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am as Sarah's hilarious best friend "mir.i.am." The BFF's rap about all the things that are so "ew," like bread bowls, FaceTime and Trapper Keepers.
The success of "Ew!" might be the direct result of a goal Fallon set on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" on October 6, when he premiered the song with will.i.am and encouraged fans to help it hit the chart.
"We had no idea this could be accomplished," Fallon said. "This is what happens when you have the power of television. We had so much support from fans, radio, social media and Twitter."
While it may be just another impressive achievement for the "Tonight Show" host, the song has another intention. Proceeds from "Ew!" will go to charities SeriousFun Children's Network and will.i.am's i.am.angel Foundation.
Bread bowls may be so "ew," but one thing's for sure -- the "hot" new track is so not!