A post Super Bowl 50 broadcast of "The Late Late Show with James Corden" on Feb. 7 featured the host singing Elton John tunes in a car with John himself (video below).
Corden called John while sitting in his garage, and asked him for help to navigate the rainy streets of Los Angeles in the pre-taped "Carpool Karaoke" segment; a longer version was released on YouTube.
After the two sang "Your Song," John said that he wrote it in his parents' apartment in London, notes E Online.
"Bernie [Taupin] came to me with the lyric and I took it into the living room, sat at the piano, read it through and I went, 'God, this is amazing, for an 18-year-old poet to write this lyric,'" John recalled. "And I played it to him, and I think when I finished playing, we both realized this was the huge step forward in our songwriting. We never looked back from that song."
John and Corden went on to sing "I'm Still Standing," and "Crocodile Rock" while dressed as the singer in the 1970s.
John later revealed that he does not own a phone, but uses one carried by a security guard.
The duo also sang "Tiny Dancer," "Looking Up" ( 2015 tune), "Circle of Life" and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down."
"Oh, my God," Corden concluded. "I mean if I could tell my 12-year-old self I would be doing this with my life, his head would explode. Thank you so much for helping me get to work. I really appreciate it."
At the end of Corden's show, he sang a commentary about the Super Bowl set to "End of the Road" with Boyz II Men, notes Vulture.
The reworked lyrics included: "And so we've come, to the end of the show / For the Super Bowl / With the final score / Carolina 10, Denver 24."