Martin showed up on James Corden’s “The Late Late Show” to perform for the popular segment “Carpool Karaoke,” which has seen Adele crushing a cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” verse.
Martin karaokes David Bowie’s “Heroes" and "Us Against the World" with musical accompaniment from a tiny keyboard. Martin’s choice of tribute is especially interesting in light of the posthumous revelation that Bowie wasn’t that big a Coldplay fan, either.
The premise of Martin’s appearance—hitchhiking his way to San Francisco to perform the Super Bowl 50 halftime show—is cheesy, and you have to weather three Coldplay tracks before the Bowie covers (starting around the 8:15 mark), but Martin is a good sport and a better Mick Jagger impressionist.
Chris and James round out the set with a sugar-high rendition of Coldplay’s “Paradise” that’s worth sitting through if only to see the wacky way the boys make it to the big game!
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