James Corden has been entertaining everyone for quite some time but all good things must come to an end. One of the most iconic features from his time on the Late late show was “Carpool Karaoke”
In the 8 years since they began the the show we’ve had the privilege of riding along with some of the biggest names in the music industry and popular public figures. Just imagine that nobody wanted to take part in the show when they were looking for guests. Let’s just say that they caught their break when James Corden shared the ride with Pop icon Mariah Carey.
The ball started rolling at this point and that began the journey of some legendary singalongs. The show has had a lot of big names like Paul McCartney, Adele, Migos, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Billie Eilish, the Foo Fighters, the Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Britney Spears, Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, BTS, One Direction, Shawn Mendes, Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Elton John, Carrie Underwood and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, became popular videos on the Late Late Show’s YouTube channel.
The Segment had some big hitters with viewership hitting insane numbers for instance in January 2016 Carpool Karaoke segment that had Adele amassed 42 million YouTube views within five days, making it the most popular video originating from a late night program since 2013, continuing on to gather 233 million by March 12, 2021.
As of March 12, 2021, five other segments have amassed over 100 million views on YouTube: One Direction at 176 million, Justin Bieber’s first visit at 155 million views,Sia at 140 million, Bruno Mars at 132 million and Selena Gomez at 110 million. As of March 12, 2021, the most viewed segment featuring a non-musician, then US First Lady Michelle Obama (eventually joined by Missy Elliott for one song) has amassed over 80 million views.
We have been there with Corden during his interview/karaoke and sung along with him and his guests. All the segment will surely miss him.
Well prep your tissue box and check out the last ride