Martin’s stint in the passenger seat aired overnight on The Late Late Show, just days out from Coldplay’s halftime headline show this Sunday (Feb. 7) at Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium.
The sketch has a beginning, a middle and an end as the pair set off for an adventure of a lifetime. The opener sees Martin hitching a ride with a handmade sign, “Super Bowl San Francisco”. It’s a winner, apparently. The pair clearly hit it off as they indulge in a bit of “American Football” banter (neither understands the rules), discuss their musical idols and, naturally, belt out some songs. Martin and his driver don’t miss the opportunity to dangle clues (or red herrings) on how Coldplay’s Super Bowl spectacle might pan out.
The pair hammer out a string of Coldplay songs which will keep fans guessing on the band’s setlist on the big day: “Hymn for the Weekend,” “Viva La Vida,” “Us Against the World,” “Yellow,” “Paradise,” “Adventure of a Lifetime,” “Fix You” (nudge nudge).
And Martin professes his love for the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Bruno Mars (wink wink) and the pair play a musical tribute to the late, great David Bowie with a performance of “Heroes” (on a mini electric keyboard). “Ahh good song, thanks Dave,” Martin says.
The singer also shows off his party trick, an impression of Mick Jagger, the secret to which he explains is to take one’s voice from high to low (check it out at 4:50).
Martin’s appearance follows Adele’s stint in the “Carpool Karaoke” hot seat, the video for which became the most popular clip from Corden’s late night TV show in just two weeks, eclipsing Justin Bieber’s appearance from eight-months earlier.
Watch the Late Late Show clip below.