James Corden and Anna Kendrick took The Late Late Show viewers through the stages of a relationship set to a soundtrack of pop hits
How many songs does it take to encompass a relationship? Precisely 11.
The live musical rom-com kicked off with Kendrick belting “I Say a Little Prayer” (of My Best Friends Wedding fame) before transitioning to a meet cute set to Chris de Burgh’s “The Lady in Red.”
Kendrick, 30, and Corden, 37, transitioned through various sets as their faux relationship progressed, dueting to the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and landing in bed for Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You.”
After tying the knot to Bruno Mars’ “Marry You,” things hit a rough patch. “But she caught me on the counter (wasn’t me),” Corden crooned.
The breakup was soundtracked – appropriately – by Adele‘s “Someone Like You” and left Corden standing out in the rain.
Don’t fret, though – there was a happy ending, thanks to Cher. “Do you believe in life after love,” the pair sang, before ending their performance on a Whitney Houston-inspired high note.
“I will always love you,” they sang as Corden’s audience cheered.
Kendrick, who is currently starring in Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, and Corden have musically tangoed before: last year on the talk show, they engaged in a live a cappella battle. The pair also starred opposite of each other in 2014 musical Into the Woods.