Elton John is Your Silly Singing Relative in James Corden Carpool Karaoke
The latest installment of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke series featured Elton John during a special taping of The Late Late Show following Super Bowl 50, and the duo touched on a number of tunes spanning the British pop star's catalog. The iconic singer turned into that silly singing relative we all have during his time in the passenger seat.
There's always that one relative or friend who not only sings along to the tunes blasting in the room, but also screams answers to the rhetorical questions being asked of the listeners and interjects new lines anticipating the lyrics to come out of the empty space that precedes it.
Well that was Elton John in a nutshell as he joined The Late Late Show host for a drive around Los Angeles on a rain day to sing karaoke version of John's tunes including "Your Song," "I'm Still Standing," "Crocodile Rock," "Tiny Dancer," The Lion King classic "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me" and more, according to Billboard.
As the two sang, it was clear John wasn't interested in simply repeating the recorded lyrics. He took the opportunity to add flourishes on top, add harmonies with Corden and sing the drum parts.
The two began to improvise some synchronized hand dances before John said he was once told he was a terrible dancer and that's why he always was so flamboyant with his dress.
"I was never a lead vocalist, not like Bowie or Jagger, I was always stuck at the piano," John said. "And I wasn't a sex symbol so I had fun with my outfits and I just went for it."
The clip then makes a hard cut into the two dressed in colorful furry scarves and wacky glasses, the kind of dress you could frequently see the pop star adorning back in the '70s. Corden would later break out a Lions mane for their portrayal of The Lion King.
Check out the clip below.