HOW YOU DOING? HAVE YOU LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW? IT IS POURING DOWN WITH RAIN,
AND PEOPLE IN L.A. JUST DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE. IT’S CARNAGE OUT THERE. I NEED SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP ME
GET TO WORK. WELL, I’M ACTUALLY IN YOUR
GARAGE NOW. OH, YOU’RE A STAR. YOU’RE A LIFESAVER. I’LL SEE YOU IN TWO MINUTES. THANKS, MATE. OH! OH!>>MORNING.>>James: HEY, MAN.>>HOW ARE YOU?>>James: I’M GOOD. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS.>>YOU’RE WELCOME.>>James: HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>I’M ALL RIGHT. NICE DAY.>>James: IT’S HORRIBLE. IT IS HORRIBLE. CAN WE LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC? I’M NOT SURE WHAT’S ON THE
RADIO. LET’S FIND OUT. ♪ WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? ♪ IT’S A LITTLE BIT FUNNY
THIS FEELING INSIDE ♪ I’M NOT ONE OF THOSE WHO CAN
EASILY HIDE. ♪ MY GIFT IS MY SONG
AND THIS ONE’S FOR YOU. ♪
>>James: OH, THIS IS SO MUCH FUN! DISMOAT YOU CAN TELL EVERYBODY
THIS IS YOUR SONG ♪ IT MAY BE QUITE SIMPLE BUT
NOW THAT IT’S DONE ♪ I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND
I HOPE YOU DON’T MIND ♪ THAT I PUT DOWN INTO WORDS
HOW WONDERFUL LIFE IS WHILE YOU’RE IN THE WORLD ♪
>>James: I MEAN, WHEN YOU WRITE A SONG LIKE THAT, DO YOU
JUST KNOW THE SECOND IT’S FINISHED, THAT’S A HIT RECORD?>>WHEN I WROTE THAT IT WAS IN
1970. AND MY PARENTS HAD AN APARTMENT
IN NORTH LONDON. BENNY CAME TO ME WITH THE LYRIC
AND I TOOK IT INTO THE LIVING ROOM EYE READ IT THROUGH AND
WENT, “GOD, THIS IS AMAZING” FOR AN 18-YEAR-OLD TO WRITE THIS
LYRIC. AND I PLAYED IT TO HIM, AND WHEN
I FINISHED PLAYING I THINK WE BOTH REALIZED THIS WAS A HUGE
STEP FORWARD IN OUR SONGWRITING. ♪ IF YOU THINK THIS HOPE WILL
EVER WIN ♪ LOOK AT ME I’M COMING BACK
AGAIN ♪ I GOT A TASTE OF LOVE IN A
SIMPLE WAY. WAY
♪ DON’T YOU KNOW I’M STILL STANDING BETTER THAN I EVER DID
♪ I’M LOOKING LIKE A TRUE SURVIVOR
FEELING LIKE A LITTLE KID ♪ I’M STILL STANDING
AFTER THIS TIME ♪ PICKING UP THE PIECES OF MY
LIFE WITHOUT YOU ON MY MIND ♪ I’M STILL STANDING
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH ♪ I’M STILL STANDING
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH ♪>>James: I NEVER KNEW YOU
WERE SUCH A DANCER.>>ARLENE SAID I WAS THE WORST
DANCER SHE EVER WORKED WITH.>>James: NO! IS THAT WHY YOU USED TO GO SO
FLAMBOYANT IN YOUR DRESS?>>YES.>>James: BECAUSE THERE WERE–
YOU HAVE HAD SOME AMAZING LOOKS OVER THE YEARS.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, I WAS NEVER A
LEAD VOCALIST, NOT LIKE JAGGER OR BOWIE. I ALWAYS PLAYED THE PIANO. AND I WASN’T, YOU KNOW, A SEX
SYMBOL. SO I HAD FUN WITH MY OUTFITS. AND I JUST WENT FOR IT
♪ I REMEMBER WHEN ROCK WAS YOUNG ME AND SUSIE HAD SO MUCH FUN
♪ HOLDING HANDS AND SKIMMING STONES
♪ HAD AN OLD GOLD CHEVY AND A PLACE OF MY OWN
♪ BUT THE BIGGEST KICK I EVER GOT
♪ WAS DOING A THING CALLED THE CROCODILE ROCK
♪ WHILE THE OTHER KIDS WERE ROCKIN” ‘ROUND THE CLOCK
♪ WE WERE HOPPING AND BOBBING TO THE CROCODILE ROCK
ROCK ♪ LAAAA! LA-LA-LA
♪ LA-LA-LA ♪ OH, YEAH LA-LA-LA♪
>>James: SO MUCH OF YOUR LIFE– AND I THINK IT HAS BEEN
ABOUT SORT OF EXCESS IN THAT–>>, OF COURSE,.>>James: EVEN WHEN YOU GO
SHOPPING–>>I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO HAVE
ONE OF EVERYTHING.>>James: DON’T YOU BUY FOUR
COPYES OF EVERY RECORD?>>I BUY– YES– I BUY USUALLY
FOUR COPIES, ONE FOR THE HOUSE HERE, ONE FOR THE HOUSE IN
FRANCE, ONE FOR THE HOUSE IN ENGLAND, AND ONE FOR THE PLACE
IN ATLANTA.>>James: YOU KNOW YOU CAN
JUST HAVE AN iPHONE.>>I DON’T HAVE A PHONE.>>James:
>>James: HOW HAVE YOU NOT GOT A PHONE?>>James: WHAT DO YOU DO?>>THERE’S SOMEBODY AROUND ME. THERE’S USUALLY A SECURITY
PERSON WAY PHONE. I DO HAVE AN iPAD.>>James: SO RIGHT NOW, I
COULD LEGITIMATELY KIDNAP YOU AND YOU WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO CALL
ANYONE.>>I’VE BEEN WANTING YOU TO DO
THAT ♪ LOOKING BACK
SHE JUST LAUGHS ♪ THE BOULEVARD IS NOT THAT BAD
HOLD ME CLOSER TINY DANCER ♪ YOU HAVE THE HEADLIGHTS ON THE
HIGHWAY ♪ LAY ME DOWN
I HAD A BUSY DAY TODAY ♪>>James: LET’S FACE IT, YOU
HAVE HAD SOME TANTRUMS IN YOUR TIME.>>YES.>>James: BECAUSE THERE ARE SO
MANY STORIES AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHICH ARE TRUE. WHICH IS THE ONE YOU LOOK BACK
ON AND GO, “OKAY, THAT WAS A TANTRUM.”>>I HAD BEEN UP FOR A COUPLE
DAYS AT THE INN ON THE PARK IN PARK LANE IN LONDON, AND I WAS
STILL UP AT 11:00 IN THE OFFICE, AND I CALLED THE OFFICE, AND I
SAID, “ROBERT, IT’S FAR TOO WINDY HERE, CAN YOU DO SOMETHING
ABOUT IT ??? AND I COULD IMAGINE HIM PUTTING HIS HAPPENED OVER
THE RECEIVER, “HE’S FINALLY LOST IT. IT’S TOO WINDY. CAN YOU DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.” IT WASN’T A TANTRUM BUT AS
REALITY GOES IT’S PRETTY FAR OFF THE CHART GLZ BUT IS IT
DIFFICULT NOW THAT YOU’RE A FATHER IF THEY THROW A TANTRUM?>>I LOVE IT. I HAVEN’T HAD ONE SECOND IN
ZACHARY OR ALIJA’S LIFE WHERE I FELT THEY GOT ON MY NERVES. I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M IN THE CAR
TELLING YOU THIS BECAUSE IF 10 YEARS AGO YOU TOLD ME I’D BE
TELLING YOU THIS I WOULD SAY YOU WERE CRAZY. I THOUGHT I WAS TOO OLD TO BE A
DAD. AND NOW I’M NOT TOO OLD TO BE A
DAD. YOU’RE NOT TOO OLD TO DO
ANYTHING. THEY HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE
COMPLETE COMPLOOETLY ♪ DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON
ME ♪ ALTHOUGH I SEARCHED MYSELF
IT’S ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE I SEE ♪ I JUST ALLOW A FRAGMENT OF
YOUR LIFE ♪ TO WANDER FREE
TO WANDER FREE ♪ LOSING EVERYTHING
IS LIKE THE SUN GOING DOWN ON ME ♪
>>James: MR. ELTON JOHN!>>MR. GEORGE MICHAEL. MR. JAMES CORDEN. MY FUTURE HUSBAND! YEAH! ♪ OH, DON’T LET THE SUN
GO DOWN ON ME ♪ OH, NO
ALTHOUGH I SEARCH MYSELF IT’S ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE I SEE
♪ I JUST ALLOW A FRAGMENT OF YOUR LIFE
♪ TO WANDER FREE WANDER FREE BABY
♪ BUT LOSING EVERYTHING IS LIKE THE SUN GOING DOWN
ON ME ♪ ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>James: OH, MY GOD. I MEAN, IF I COULD TELL MY
12-YEAR-OLD SELF I WOULD BE DOING THIS IN MY LIFE, HIS HEAD
WOULD EXPLODE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME
GET TO WORK. I TRULY APPRECIATE IT.