Sam Smith was the latest passenger to go for a ride with James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke.” The musical collaboration aired on Wednesday’s “Late Late Show,” with a surprise from Fifth Harmony. Watch the video above!
Corden’s most popular late-night segment has him carpooling with some of music’s biggest names, from Justin Bieber to Adele. The recurring bit, which combines sing-alongs with interviews and hijinks, even spawned a spinoff. The first season of that series, which doesn’t require the riders to be singers, just ended with Corden driving around with none other than LeBron James. And, as Gossip Cop reported, the last regular “Carpool Karaoke” on the “Late Late Show” featured Miley Cyrus. That edition aired nearly a month ago.
Now it was Smith’s turn to sit shotgun with the British comedian. Their drive began with them singing Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.” They then sang “Lay Me Down,” “I’m Not The Only One,” “Money On My Mind,” “Pray,” and “Stay With Me.” At one point, Corden complained about how the singer and he both began their diets at the same time, but only Smith lost weight. The talk show host suggested that to rectify the discrepancy, “Either you get big or I lose weight.”
Smith also told a story about how he cut school when he was younger to see a Lady Gaga concert and got caught. He further revealed how he absolutely loves Fifth Harmony. “I feel free when I hear them,” said Smith. He also discussed how he wants the group’s music to be played at his wedding and funeral. Next, Corden surprised Smith by having the women from Fifth Harmony join the carpool. “This is my dream,” exclaimed Smith before they all sang “Work From Home.”
Smith teased the sketch earlier this week, posting the above photo on Instagram, and writing, “Carpool Karaoke!! This Wednesday on @latelateshow with @j_corden. Had an AMAZING time filming this, can’t wait for you to watch.”
The singer’s appearance was timed to the release of his album, The Thrill Of It All, which drops on Friday. The record is Smith’s first since his Grammy-winning debut with In The Lonely Hour, which came out in 2014. Less than two weeks ago, Gossip Cop busted the National Enquirer for a ridiculous story that claimed Smith’s label wanted his heart to be broken to guarantee another heartbreak-fueled successful album.
The article wasn’t true and the allegation was absurd, as Smith, who is happily in a relationship right now, needn’t be brokenhearted to write about love. And, of course, that wouldn’t guarantee success, anyway. One thing that does help sell albums, though, is TV appearances. Early last month, Smith performed on “SNL,”singing “Too Good At Goodbyes” and “Pray.” And just last week, Smith was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Now with the “Late Late Show,” his promo tour continues. Check out the video above of Smith’s “Carpool Karaoke” with Corden and Fifth Harmony!