James Corden attempted to do “Carpool Karaoke: New York Edition,” and it was a disaster
While we always knew James Corden was a funny guy, it was his “Carpool Karaoke” segments on The Late Late Show that helped turn him into a household name. So it makes sense that Corden would bring “Carpool Karaoke” to the 2018 Grammys. This was Corden’s second year hosting the awards show, and he took the opportunity to bring his iconic segment to NYC.
However, because most New Yorkers don’t depend on their own cars to get around, Corden brought Sting and Shaggy with him on the New York City subway system (which anyone who’s ever spent time in New York will know is risky).
The first song up was “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, Sting’s band before debuting as a solo artist. While the trio sounded incredible, a lot of subway commuters weren’t really feeling the vibes. Um, LOL.
But that didn’t stop them. Next, they launched into Shaggy’s signature, “It Wasn’t Me.” And thanks to Corden, we’ll have the hit — which dominated radios back in 2000 — in our heads all day. Unfortunately, the commuters of New York still weren’t here for it.
"We're not begging, we're trying to create a viral moment!" Corden yelled.
Eventually, the performance came to an abrupt halt.
It definitely looks like Corden might want to stick to the carpool lane from now on. But on the plus side, we think a Sting, Shaggy, and Corden sitcom should get greenlit ASAP. Please and thank you.