Blame James Corden if you weren’t a fan of Coldplay’s Halftime performance because it was he who gave Chris Martin a lift to San Francisco ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl. But you can’t stay mad at Corden too long because he was back behind the wheel to drive around with Elton John in the post-Super Bowl 50 special episode of The Late Late Show.
In his latest instalment of the fan fave segment “Carpool Karaoke,” Elton and Corden (Elden? Jelton?) got their duet on and sang some of John’s classics, including “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Crocodile Rock” and the theme from The Lion King. With fun accessories, of course.
They also chatted about why Elton would always wear the most flamboyant stage outfits, which the singer explained away, “I was never a lead vocalist. Not like Bowie or Jagger. I was playing the piano … I wasn’t a sex symbol, and so I had fun with my outfits. And I just went with it.”
During the ride, John also revealed that he buys four copies of every album he purchases (“One for the house here, one for the house in France, one for the house in England, one for the place in Atlanta”) and that he doesn’t own a phone.
Elton also said he has no intentions of stopping anytime soon. “I’m only looking forward. I don’t look back,” he said. “Whenever you hear something new that inspires you from the young, it makes you feel ‘I’m gonna do that, I want to do that.’ So, I still have the energy of a 20-year-old, and I want to carry on… Once you stop, you die.”
The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 12:30 a.m. ET on CTV Two.