Having someone unexpectedly sing to your loved one would be a nice surprise, but it may be a life changing experience if the legendary Stevie Wonder sang for him or her.
Lucky James Corden had that experience in a recent episode of The Late Late Show‘s Carpool Karaoke and it reduced him to tears.
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Aside from getting the chance to do a duet with Stevie Wonder for his songs, ”Very Superstitious,” “Isn’t She Lovely” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Corden also got the chance to surprise his wife with a personal song from Stevie Wonder.
Corden called his wife of three years, Julia, and asked Stevie Wonder to sing to her.
After talking for a while, Stevie Wonder surprised them both when he belted out “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” changing the lyrics to “I just called to say James loves you. I just called to say how much he cares.”
While Julia was silent on the other line, Corden was obviously overwhelmed and wiped away tears from his eyes after Stevie Wonder ended the song with “and he promised me he’ll let me be on his show for an hour.”
Stevie Wonder also showed him his harmonica skills in the show and even suggested they start a group called The Wondercats after they belted out his songs together.
The episode started out funny, when Corden gets into the passenger seat of the car and asks ‘Are you sure you’re OK to drive?’ and the camera pans to Stevie Wonder behind the wheel.
Stevie Wonder also showed his funny side when he mocked Corden by doing a bad impression of the TV host’s British accent.
And though Corden already had the likes of Mariah Carey and Rod Stewart on the show, this episode with Stevie Wonder is probably the best in Corden’s Carpool Karaoke series.