If Adele Live in New York City reminded you of all of the albums you can’t afford, James Corden has your solution.
The Late Late Show host threw a concert of his own on Monday night: The James Corden and Friends Public Domain Song Concertpalooza. Viewers could join in with every tune featured in this “musical salute to songs that don’t cost a thing” without fear of copyright infringement, much to the mock dismay of guest Josh Groban — and when Josh Groban calls a setlist “less contemporary than [he] was hoping,” you know you’re in trouble. Corden jokingly placed the blame on CBS: “All of their money goes to Jim Parsons!”
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Groban gamely dragged his feet through renditions of classics like “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “The Muffin Man” before eventually getting on board with “This Old Man” (not to be confused with Neil Young’s “Old Man”) and stepping it up a notch.
“Let’s Grobanize this thing!” he declared.
Check out the Grobanized tune, complete with children’s choir, above.