Here's the thing: James Corden knows that summer is for the bops, not the slow jams. "Whenever I turn the radio on now all I'm getting are slow, boring ballads," the Late Late Show host lamented on Tuesday night (July 30). "Are you experiencing this? I want to roll down the windows, I want to jam out. No one wants to hear some guy on a guitar crying about his girlfriend in the middle of the summer. It just feels wrong. Seriously, who would want to listen to a ballad when you could listen to a great summer bop? They’re so boring.”
John Legend begged to differ. The sensual crooner interrupted Corden's anti-ballad screed to let him know that he felt "attacked" and that, for him, "summer's a time to slow things down." That, of course, meant it was time to fire up The Filharmonic for one of the show's legendary riff-offs.