Harry Styles isn't exactly a Carpool Karaoke newbie — he joined One Direction for their stint behind the wheel in 2015 — but last night did mark the first time he did it as a solo artist. And that, friends, is a perfectly good excuse to get emotional. Emotional "in a cool way."
The British pop star joined Corden in singing the sappy 1981 Diana Ross and Lionel Richie ballad, nailing those high notes and melting hearts with every lyric. Then, to really demonstrate that he's a pure romantic and not the bad boy everyone who's listened to a Taylor Swift song thinks he is, he recreated our best-loved romcoms.
"Why am I always Julia Roberts?" he moaned as Corden assigned roles for a little Notting Hill tribute.
Clearly, it's because he can nail that "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her" dialogue. Excellent attempt at an American accent.
At one point during the ride, the two men swapped clothes. Styles wore Carden’s navy polo shirt like “an international rock star,” while Corden wore Styles’ bright shirt, looking like he was “going to a barbecue,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Styles and Corden also sang Outkast's "Hey Ya" and "Endless Love" by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
They also pulled over the car to talk about films, then re-enacted scenes from “Notting Hill” and “Titanic.” Styles took on the female lead roles, telling Corden that he wanted him “to draw me like one of your French girls,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
It’s not the first time Styles has cruised with Corden. As a member of 1D, he got the special tour of Los Angeles back in December 2015, though on that occasion he was wedged between Liam and Louis in the back middle. He's moved up in the world since then.