Lady Gaga’s “Carpool Karaoke” performance has been nothing short of amazing, as previously reported by People. If you’ve been dying to see more of Gaga’s live performances, then this latest installment in James Corden’s most popular segment won’t disappoint.
The anticipation for Lady Gaga’s appearance on “Carpool Karaoke” has been relatively high since the 30-year-old singer announced on Twitter that she would be hitching a ride with Corden this month.
And the hype was rightfully earned as Gaga showed that she can still hit the high notes by singing her greatest hits, from her previous albums to her new album Joanne, while driving around Los Angeles with the Late Late Show host.
Gaga, who has had her share of controversies in her music career, started her Carpool Karaoke session by shouting at a passerby,: “Move!” Corden took it as a cue to start rapping Ludacris’s “Move B*tch,” and Lady Gaga was all glad to jam with him.
As the ball got rolling, Gaga and Corden belted out the song “Perfect Illusion” off the singer’s Joanne album.
In the next sequence, James asked Gaga how it felt like to be asked to perform at the Super Bowl this year.
“Pretty good, man,” she said, smiling. Then, she invited Corden to recreate the moment she was called on to be the performer for the Super Bowl halftime show.
“Gaga, it’s Dave from the NFL. What are you doing early next year,” Corden said with the legendary pop singer reacting, “Oh my gosh, are you giving me the Super Bowl?”
Before long, they performed Lady Gaga’s perhaps most popular hit, “Bad Romance,” complete with the song’s iconic hand gestures. Midway through the song, James asked her if she actually wrote in the lyrics “ra ra ra ra ra” in the song, drawing a laugh from the singer.
Things got a bit scary when Gaga took the wheel from Corden and admitted that she just got her driver’s license a few months ago. The singer also gave the host a scare when she stepped hard on the gas pedal, prompting him to put on a helmet to feel safer.
James Corden then made a nod to Gaga’s knack for outlandish fashion by wearing some of her iconic outfits, including the red lace mini she wore at the 2009 MTV VMAs, the caution tape costume from the “Telephone” music video, the controversial meat dress worn at the 2010 MTV VMAs, and last but not least, the white layered dress she donned at the 2010 Brit Awards.
Other songs Gaga and Corden belted out during the “Carpool Karaoke” segment include hit singles “The Edge of Glory,” “Born This Way,” “Poker Face,” and “Million Reasons.” They also sang O-Town’s “Liquid Dreams” for good measure.
Lady Gaga has been enjoying a career resurgence since the release of Joanne a week ago.
It’s been a while since Gaga attracted such level of attention for her music. For one, 2013’s Artpop didn’t quite match the success of her previous albums.
That doesn’t mean, however, that she didn’t have her fair share of successes since Artpop. She won her sixth Grammy for her jazz album with Tony Bennett, performed twice at the Oscars, won a nomination for an original song, and won a Golden Globe award for her acting role in American Horror Story. Last but not least, Gaga received worldwide applause for her amazing performance of the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl.
To top it off, Gaga got to host SNL with Tom Hanks this week.
Joanne is a slight departure from Lady Gaga’s previous albums as she was given more opportunities to showcase her singing prowess this time around.
“There’s no Auto-Tune on any of my vocals. Not one,” Gaga said.
In a recent interview with the New YorkTimes, Lady Gaga talks about Joanne, about how her transformation as a person informed the new album’s songs.
“Yeah. I mean, I’ve changed a lot. I’ve healed a lot. I’ve healed a lot,” she said. “Period.”
“I feel like it would be so strange to hear my music, or hear anyone’s music really, and not hear the change. I change a lot and that’s just who I am. And I’m just going to keep (expletive) being that way, you know. The happiest that I am is when I’m just really truly being myself and I’ve always said that to my fans and guess what, they help me make that real.”
Did you enjoy Lady Gaga’s “Carpool Karaoke” performance? How does it stack up to all the episodes that came before? And have you listened to Joanne yet? How would you rank it among her previous albums? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below.
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