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James Corden, Jennifer Hudson sing public domain songs on The Late Late Show

You’ve never heard ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’ like this before

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Thanks to all of James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke videos, it’s easy to forget that getting permission to sing well-known songs on national TV can sometimes cost quite a bit of money. Luckily, there are options. When Jennifer Hudson stopped by The Late Late Show on Monday, she and Corden teamed up to sing a bunch of public domain options. This allowed them to stretch their formidable singing skills on familiar songs while also saving money. 

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From “Skip To My Lou” to “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” Hudson and Corden brought effort, power, and skill to a bunch of songs most people probably last sang as kids. They even got the audience to clap along to their gospel-fied version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

Watch the full clip below.