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James Corden has spoken out about the viral potential of his sketches a lot over the past few weeks, and this week he hit the concept out of the park by picking up celebrated pop star Britney Spears for a round of "Carpool Karaoke." The timing could not be more perfect, as Brit Brit has a new album out this week, but you can watch her relive some of her finest hits---as well as swear off men---in the video, below.
"Carpool Karaoke" can be really hit or miss, depending on whether or not the person gets into the activity as much as James Corden always does. At first, Britney Spears seems a little bit weirded out by the idea that she's just hanging out and singing her songs, letting James Corden take the lead on "Oops I Did It Again." However, James Corden is an infectious personality, and by the time they get to the part with the Titanic reference, she seems to be all in.
Britney Spears has always been a source of fascination for a lot of people. There's the schoolgirl version of Britney Spears and the shaved head version, there's the divorcee and the mom and even the guarded X Factor judge. She's been through a lot in her long musical career and she has plenty of battle scars from having to deal with the pressures of fame, not to mention social media and the paparazzi.
She's a little more open in "Carpool Karaoke," possibly because driving around and singing at the top of your lungs is actually kind-of fun. Early on, Britney Spears mentions that she misses when her kids were little, as her boys are now 9 and 10. She also says she would like to have three more, which makes James Corden a little incredulous. A short time later, however, she also announces that she has sworn off men, slyly admitting that she might "French kiss" them every once and awhile, but certainly isn't interested in the rigmarole of marriage again.
She may not be game to get married again, but the mother of two was totally fine with throwing on the costume James Corden had stashed somewhere in his vehicle and singing "...Baby One More Time" at the top of her lungs.
She even schools Corden on his "mmm yeah" performance before the two reach the CBS lot, where James Corden tapes The Late Late Show. This is a pretty fun one, so if you haven't given it a watch, yet, we highly suggest you do so. In the meantime, new episodes of The Late Late Show with James Corden air weeknights at 12:37 p.m. ET.