James Corden’s First Seven Guests on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

(CNN) James Corden has said goodbye to his late show, but left a legacy of laughter for his fans (and the internet) with his “Carpool Karaoke” segments.

the talk host She drove to work with some of the most famous singers in the world over the course of nine seasons, speaking and singing along to everything from “Penny Lane” to “Jenny From the Block.”

Here are seven of Corden’s most memorable carpools.

Paul McCartney

Corden lists this carpool among his favourites. This 24-minute episode showed Corden taking McCartney to memorable places from his childhood in Liverpool, including a barber shop and florist. At one point, the two visited his childhood home where the Beatles introduced Corden and where he used to write songs with John Lennon. Later they go up to a bar where McCartney is performing.


Adele’s first appearance on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is the most popular video on ‘The Late Late Show’ YouTube channel. The belts are from “Hello” and “Someone Like You”. When Adele masterfully performs Nicki Minaj’s “The Beast” verse, it’s an amazing surprise.

Adele has also appeared in the latter “Carpool Karaoke” where she thanked Corden for being such a good friend.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey sports her accents, dons giant sunglasses, a butterfly ring, and a driving glove, delivering pure diva perfection in this episode.

Corden credits Carey with boosting the show enough to start getting listeners. Duet “Vision of Love” by Kenz.

Elton John

The two drive around L.A. in the rain, and Kodren gets the singer to admit that his biggest tantrum was when he told someone to stop blowing wind. They ended the trip with an epic pictorial “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”.

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If you’ve ever wondered who has the best celebrity contact list in Hollywood, Corden specifies it as Jennifer Lopez.

After snooping through her phone and seeing Bradley Cooper and Cristiano Ronaldo listed, he landed on Leonardo DiCaprio, texting him “Hey Baby” and signing off “J.Lo, you know, off the block.”


As they drive around New York, Madonna sings “Vogue” and puts her feet on the ceiling. Worth seeing for that alone.

Michelle Obama

Corden was then joined by First Lady Michelle Obama for a tour around the White House grounds, where she performed with Stevie Wonder and Beyoncé.

Obama’s performance of the “Single Ladies” dance is a light. Missy Elliott later joined on the songs “This Is For My Girls” and “Get Ur Freak On”.

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