I am a big fan of James Corden and The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke. I’ve watched most of them and rewatched many of them multiple times. My fave is the Paul McCartney episode. However, watching this one, its honesty, and seeing the love these two have for one another, it shot right up the favorites list for me.
Back in 2016, another British legend, Adele, appeared on The Late Late Show’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, and it was instantly loved by all. If you loved that one, you’re going to love, love, love this one. It was just released on YouTube and you can watch it right here, right now…
With the show coming to a close this week, Adele rejoined the show and James for “one final Carpool Karaoke commute to work.”
In the final episode Adele secretly sneaks into James Corden’s bedroom while he sleeps and wakes him up by crashing two cymbals together right next to the bed. She then tells him to get up because she’s driving him to work.
Adele get behind the wheel of the car, but warns James that she’s not a good driver. She adds that she’ll be careful because, as she puts it, “If I crash, I know you’ll keep it in the ‘bleeping’ edit!”
They sing together on several tunes including Rolling in the Deep, Love is a Game, I Drink Wine, Hometown Glory, and the Barbra Streisand song Don’t Rain on My Parade.
James shared that at first “everyone said no” to Carpool Karaoke, but after Stevie Wonder agreed to do it, it became much easier to book other celebrities and artists. He also said that if it weren’t for Adele, artists like Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga would have never agreed to participate in Carpool Karaoke. Adele said the song I Drink Wine was inspired by a six-hour conversation with James.
When Corden asks Adele about being just a Tony win away from an EGOT, (She has an Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar) she said, “I really don’t think that that is ever gonna happen. I would never write a musical. I ‘bleeping’ hate musicals, I also think the ‘EGO’ suits me better.” I think we can all agree that any chance she may have had at a Tony was destroyed with that comment.
By the end of the episode, they were in tears and shared that they are both one of each other’s “best friends in the world.” James is heading back to England, but Adele said she’s “not ready to come back,” yet.
If you haven’t heard who the final guests will be on the show, check it out here.