On The Late Late Show on Wednesday night (Aug. 16), James Corden stood firm in his belief that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito” is the song of the summer. (Sorry, Beats One’s Zane Lowe, James is not feeling DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” as much as you are.) In fact, Corden is so enamored with the record-shattering crossover smash that he decided to do his own remix of it on his show, subbing in the sensual original lyrics with some more timely ones.
“North Korean threats of aggression/ Theresa May blew a snap election/ Russia brought recusals from Sessions, yeah,” he crooned as he replaced the words to the most-watched music video on YouTube with characters ripped from the headlines. “Donald Trump made comments that brought him shame/ Kept saying that both sides are to blame/ After denouncing neo-Nazis slowly, slowly.”
Corden summed up this crazy summer by hitting all the high (but mostly low) notes, singing about ousted White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, the failed health care repeal vote, the attempted transgender military ban, the Bachelorette‘s confounding choice, Beyoncé’s babies, Harry Styles’ movie debut, Khaled’s “Wild” hit, Usain Bolt’s recent loss, fidget spinners, Trump dropping out of the Paris climate accord, the Game of Thrones leaks, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ split — and so, so much more.
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