James Corden’s 9 Best ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episodes So Far (PHOTOS)

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Paul McCartney

James Corden’s excitement was evident in this episode featuring Paul McCartney. They drove and sang along to the songs of The Beatles and the artist himself, with stops at the famed street, Penny Lane, and McCartney’s childhood home. To top it all off, the two surprised patrons at a local pub with a performance from McCartney and his band. The mobs of fans that followed their every move displayed the overwhelming effect his music has had on people of all ages, including Corden himself.

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One Direction

Before their breakup, the boyband made one last appearance on The Late Late Show, later joining the host for “Carpool Karaoke.” Corden’s friendship with the group made for many fun moments, including an impromptu music video for “No Control,” while wearing matching denim jackets (in true boyband fashion)!

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Elton John

You would expect nothing less than feather boas, fun glasses and great music in Elton John’s “Carpool” episode, and that was exactly what it delivered. The music legend and Corden had a blast driving around Los Angeles on a rainy day while singing the artist’s greatest hits, including “Your Song” and “I’m Still Standing.”

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Céline Dion

Corden and Céline Dion brought lots of laughs in her episode. Dion proved that she is not only one of the greatest singers of our time but also one of the funniest celebrities! In what was perhaps the best ending of any “Carpool” episode, the two sang her iconic “My Heart Will Go On,” while dressed as Jack and Rose from the movie Titanic, in a boat sailing past the famous Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas.

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Leading up to Corden hosting the Tony Awards, a special Broadway-themed “Carpool” episode, featuring stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Audra McDonald, was released. With several musical hits, such as “Seasons of Love” and “One Day More,” this episode is sure to fill any theatre fan’s heart with joy.

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Michelle Obama

As they drove around the grounds of the White House, Corden and former First Lady Michelle Obama sang along to some of her favorite music in this special “Carpool” episode. In between jamming out to songs, the two discussed her life as the First Lady and the Let Girls Learn initiative. Missy Elliot made a surprise appearance in the car for her song “This Is For My Girls.”

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While singing along to hits like “Caught Up” and “OMG,” Corden and Usher made several stops. Whether Usher was teaching James how to “walk into the club” or they were cleaning off Usher’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star, the two had a great time together — and we did too.

Jonas Brothers James Corden Carpool Karaoke
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Jonas Brothers

To celebrate their reunion, Corden and the Jonas Brothers came together for a fun-filled “Carpool Karaoke.” While singing along to their old and new music, including “Year 3000” and “Sucker,” Corden pulled out a lie detector to question the brothers about the group and their relationships.

Michael Bublé James Corden Carpool Karaoke

Michael Bublé

Not only did Corden and Michael Bublé sing along to his catchy tunes in this heartfelt episode, but they also discussed his son’s cancer diagnosis and how to donate to Stand Up To Cancer. Corden’s lovable dad appeared to try to persuade Bublé to change his mind about his dislike of the saxophone — and was successful!

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James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” segment on The Late Late Show has taken the world by storm since its debut in 2015 with Mariah Carey. In the years since, several famous artists and celebrities have had their chance to sing in a car alongside James to their greatest hits.

Tuesday’s episode, featuring the incredibly popular BTS is sure to be one of the series’ biggest and best yet.

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After all, Anthony Rapp did star in the original Broadway production!

Before the Korean boyband hops in the car, click through the gallery above for a look at some of the best episodes of “Carpool Karaoke” to date!

The Late Late Show with James Corden, Weeknights, 12:37/11:37c, CBS