Corden, the CBS host of “The Late Late Show,” has a blast driving the 68-year-old pop legend around a rainy Los Angeles to tunes including “Crocodile Rock” and “Circle of Life.”
“I’m only looking forward. I don’t look back,” John says in the 11-minute video viewed 3.1 million times since being posted Feb. 7 on YouTube. “I still have the energy of a 20-year-old, and I want to cary on.”
In the course of his chat with Corden, John confesses that he doesn’t own a mobile phone. Hence the reason for buying four albums at a time — for his four homes.
One commenter wrote: “damn they kinda look like father and son.”
Near the end of the clip, John says: “James Corden, my future husband.”
Rolling Stone noted this was the latest in a series of “Carpool Karaoke” clips.
“Fresh off giving Chris Martin a ride to the Super Bowl, James Corden was back behind the wheel…. Like previous segments, the ride was a mix of funny anecdotes and sing-alongs, with ‘Your Song,’ ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me and ‘Tiny Dancer’ among the tracks the pair duet on.”
Admirers checked in:
Elton John’s appearance on “Carpool Karaoke” may have eclipsed even Adele’s https://t.co/vzEsMVseHf
— Salon.com (@Salon) February 9, 2016
omg ELTON JOHN CARPOOL KARAOKE WITH JAMES CORDEN IS LIIIIFE!!!!!! hahahahhaha i’m dyyyying right now soooooo flippin funny
— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) February 8, 2016