Sunday’s Grammys saw the world premiere of Silk Sonic, the new collaboration between Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars. The vintage, ’70s soul-inspired outfit performed their lone single, “Leave The Door Open” as well as a tribute to Little Richard with a medley of “Long Tall Sally”/”Good Golly Miss Molly”. On Monday night’s edition of The Late Late Show with James Corden, the program’s ever-relevant host and the leader of his band, multi-hyphenate Reggie Watts, performed a parody of Silk Sonic, with their lone hit single, “Leave The TV On”.
The segment began with Stephen Colbert signing off at the end of his Late Show, and rolling right into a plush vintage studio. With Corden on keys and the rest of the Late Late Show band falling into place, they began their plea to viewers to “Leave The TV On”. Comedically playing up their dire need for higher ratings to “beat Seth Meyers” and “feed our kids,” Corden and Watts switch off vocals in tandem much the way .Paak and Mars do in “Leave The Door Open”. “You don’t have to stay up / But our numbers will drop / If you touch the remote / So if you’re gonna head up to bed / Could you leave the TV on,” Cordon croons.
Watch James Corden, Reggie Watts, and The Late Late Show with James Corden band parody Silk Sonic with “Leave The TV On”. Revisit Silk Sonic’s Grammy performances, and the story of their uphill battle to get there, here.
“Leave the TV On” – Silk Sonic Parody
[Video: The Late Late Show with James Corden]