Carpool Karaoke Is One Of The Most Popular Segments On Late Night Television. Did You Know George Michael Inspired It?
Let's go back in time a moment. The year is 2011. James Corden and George Michael are riding together in a car belting out tunes. The format has since become incredibly familiar, especially to late-night TV viewers and people who watch the segment on YouTube. It was that first video, done for Comic Relief, that started it all.
According to James, without this:
George appears... unimpressed...
Mariah Carey never would have agreed to be the first "official" Carpool Karaoke guest and we wouldn't have had this:
Nobody Car-dances quite like Corden
Which lead directly to some of our favorite moments like:
This high-fashion moment with Elton John
Fries With Selena Gomez
Matching wigs and balancing eggs with Sia
Wedding Dresses with Iggy Azalea
Stevie Wonder making James cry
All of this manflesh with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Wrestling with Jennifer Hudson
And to think we owe all of that to George Michael. Watch James thank him as only James can in this clip: