James Corden used some all-time pop songs and the voices of Anna Kendrick and Billy Eichner to tell the story of one woman’s life, from to birth to giving birth, on Monday’s episode of The Late Late Show.
As Corden explained at the start of the sketch, “Soundtrack to Growing Up” was done in one continuous take, with 14 total songs and 10 sets.
It all started with the birth, and Eichner singing Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.” Then, of course, Adele’s “Hello” as Kendrick emerged from her mother’s womb. Other hits to chronicle a life: Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,” Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5,” Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and many more.
The touching bit ends with the three stars performing Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire,” a deserving finish to one fast and furious life story.