It’s the age-old question: Which pop songs hit harder? The sublime numbers from the ‘80s or the next-level productions of today? Yes, it’s a tough nut to crack, an academic argument. But Lizzo was happy to put it to the test when she stopped by CBS’ The Late Late Show With James Corden on Monday (March 21).
“The 1980s, nothing comes close. Nothing comes remotely close,” Corden said at the beginning of the bit. “The best dance party bangers of all time.”
Enter, Lizzo. The “Juice” singer has some questions. “You know who get people out of their seats?” she asked. “Me!”
The challenge was on, as Lizzo mocked the host with her very best London accent before launching into a cover of Harry Styles’ hit “Watermelon Sugar.” Then Corden strutted his stuff with a cover of Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round.”
Corden went next with Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” and Lizzo — a self-proclaimed member of ARMY — responded with BTS’ “Butter,” and the house came down with a rousing all-in rendition of Lizzo’s “Juice.”
Everyone’s a winner. Watch the battle below: