Ranking the best Carpool Karaoke segments

We all love karaoke. After all, what could be more fun than getting up on stage with your friends and singing along to your favorite tunes. However, karaoke gets even better when it involves our favorite celebrities.

Carpool Karaoke is a segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden in which the host, James Corden, takes a superstar on a joyride in his car. While stuck in rush hour traffic, Corden turns on the radio, and, of course, it’s one of the singer’s own songs. The celebrity sings along with the radio, giving viewers an entertaining and often hilarious show. This segment is really worth a watch.

Corden’s Carpool Karaoke rose to fame, and it is now a favorite of many fans. It seems a good time ask the question – which Carpool Karaoke segments were the best? It’s not an easy question to answer, since Cordon has had some pretty great guests in his car. But here is a list ranking some of the greatest Carpool Karaoke appearances that you should definitely check out.

Ranking the best Carpool Karaoke segments


Putting Adele on number one won’t surprise too many fans. In addition to her incredible voice, Adele certainly seems like she would be a great companion to drive around town and chat with. The thing about this video is that Adele is considerably more fun than you may have envisioned from her emotional songs, shooting self-belittling jokes and chiming in with each track Corden tosses at her.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s all-encompassing trip with James Corden took this particular Carpool Karaoke segment to an entirely different level.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is absolutely fantastic, and when you see her incredible talent in such an intimate setting, you can’t help but admit that she’s one of the best in the business. Really, the sheer vocal power she possesses while simply sitting in a vehicle is shocking. What’s more, she is interesting to talk to as well.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson agreed to Cordon’s car ride on one request: to sing to one fortunate fast food worker. This made for a very funny and entertaining segment.

Ranking the best Carpool Karaoke segments

Justin Bieber

The media always has negative things to say about Justin Bieber but he is the only person who was invited to come back on the show for a second Carpool Karaoke segment. Bieber has hits galore, and is surprisingly compatible with Cordon.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles is enchanting, clever, and willing to assume Julia Roberts’ part from the romantic comedy film Notting Hill. He perfectly executed an Unending Love two-part harmony that we will always remember. We can’t believe the change he made from One Direction!

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson sure can sing, in addition to her awesome personality. Everything is out there during her captivating ride in Corden’s car. No wonder that she won the first place on American Idol.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey played a huge role in making Carpool Karaoke the fantastic and well known segment it is today. It can be said without any regret that it would never have achieved the heights it has reached without her.