Anna Kendrick, Billy Eichner, and James Corden Sing the 'Soundtrack to Growing Up'
By Rachel McRady
Anna Kendrick, Billy Eichner, and James Corden proved that life is a song! The trio performed “The Soundtrack to Life” on Monday's The Late Late Show, singing through the entire life of one girl (Kendrick).
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once and a while, you could miss it,” Corden began, quoting Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. “So tonight we’ve got 14 songs, 10 sets, one take and zero pressure.”
It started off in a hospital room where Eichner is singing Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” before Kendrick comes popping out belting out Adele’s “Hello.”
As they move through adolescence, Kendrick meets her “baby” Corden and sings Madonna’s “Like a Virgin.”
As Kendrick becomes a businesswoman, she sings Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” and Rihanna’s “B**ch Better Have My Money.”
Finally she comes back to “Push It,” having a baby of her own, which prompts Eichner to lift the child in the air and start into The Lion King’s “Circle of Life.” It all ends on Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire” as Kendrick is dressed in her work clothes with her baby strapped to her.
This isn’t the first time Kendrick has participated in one of Corden’s musical sketches. In June she performed the “Soundtrack to a Love Story” with Corden and in May 2015 she challenged him to a Riff-Off.
For more of Corden’s musical antics, watch the clip below!