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Watch Coldplay's Chris Martin pay tribute to David Bowie during 'Carpool Karaoke'


To add to Chris Martin’s Super Bowl week, the crazily likeable Coldplay frontman joined James Corden for his latest “Carpool Karaoke” segment.

Corden comes across a hitchhiking Martin -- who is trying to get to California for the big game’s halftime show – and the pair quickly engage in a conversation about “American football” before launching into Coldplay’s current hit, “Adventure of a Lifetime.”

Throughout the 15-minute feature, Martin breaks out amusing – and spot-on – impressions of Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger and pays tribute to David Bowie with an abbreviated version of “Heroes,” performed with the help of a mini keyboard.

Coldplay fans will also hear Martin and newly minted Tony Awards host Corden croon parts of “Hymn for the Weekend,” “Us Against the World,” “Viva La Vida” and “Paradise.”

Don’t forget, Corden has enlisted Elton John for “Carpool Karaoke” during a special post-Super Bowl edition of the “Late, Late Show” on CBS.

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