Cher & James Corden Update Her Biggest Hit: Watch 'I Got You Bae'
Cher has long been known as the queen of reinvention. So it made perfect sense when the 70-year-old Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer/actress gave her most famous hit a reboot on The Late Late Show on Thursday night (Oct. 20), remaking her 1965 hit with late husband Sonny Bono thanks to a 2016 social media polish.
Taking the stage in red sequined minidress draped with a black and white fuzzy vest, Cher was dismayed when host James Corden sauntered out in a Cher wig and leather ensemble. "James, what are you doing?" she asked dumbfounded as he flipped his raven locks. "Why are you dressed as Cher?"
"Well, it's a Sonny and Cher song and I just thought that I... would be Cher," he explained. "Yeah, but out of the two of us what makes you possibly think that you could be Cher?" she wondered. "I mean... I'm literally Cher." Since he'd already committed to it, they went ahead and performed the revamped, "I Got You Bae."
The song got an update, with lyrics including: "They say we're young and we don't know/ How to find love without using your phone," as well as "Well I don't know if all that's true/ Cause you swiped me and baby I swiped you" and the hilariously cringe-y "When I text you an eggplant/ You'll send me a nude on Snapchat." It's worth it just to hear Cher croon the phrase "Facebook offish."