Stevie Wonder, James Corden Squabble, Sing on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

15 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

James Corden cries when Stevie Wonder serenades his wife over the phone.

Who knew that taking legendary musicians, placing them in a automotive and having them sing a-long to themselves can be a lot enjoyable? James Corden has driven the likes of Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber around in his car for The Late Late Show in recent months, and while his talented guests have made the presenter laugh, none of them managed to make him cry. Corden said his wife Julia may not believe that he was in the car with Wonder, and asked the Superstition singer if they could call her to prove it while they drove around the streets of LA. After chatting to her for a few minutes and doing quite a bad British accent impression, the 65-year-old began singing, ‘I just called to say, James loves you.

Wonder only sang a few lines of the hit down the phone, but it was enough to see the presenter become overcome with emotion and start rubbing his eyes. Though their name sounded old, their vibe would be futuristic (neon outfits with Corden dancing on the piano) and their shtick would be penning new lyrics to Wonder’s classics. The pair sang along to a host of Wonder’s hits as they drove to Corden’s work, giving the legendary singer the chance to show off his accomplished British accent. They then sung a number of Stevie’s classics together including Isn’t She Lovely, Superstition, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, For Once In My Life and Sir Duke.

But the funniest moment occurred at the beginning when James gets into the passenger seat of the car and asks ‘Are you sure you’re OK to drive?’ and the camera pans to Stevie behind the wheel. James’ Carpool Karaoke sessions, which air during his US show Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, see him driving to work with various music stars and singing their biggest hits with them. The musician recently added 20 new dates to his Songs in the Key of Life Performance Tour, starting September 30th at the Bell Centre in Montreal. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

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