Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and several others join forces for the perfect carpool karaoke montage
Right on the heels of the U.S. Men's Basketball Team's rendition to A Thousand Miles, the entire U.S. Swim Team is giving James Corden a run for his money with their latest carpool karaoke montage. Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky and several other athletes join forces to get everyone excited for the start of the Summer 2016 Rio Olympics.
The nearly eight-minute video involved nine cars, 40 athletes, and snippets to 15 songs, starting with Shake it Off by Taylor Swift. Missy Franklin and crew give us some serious squad goals by getting down to Boss by Lil Mix. Belting every word, they even threw some impressive dance moves into the mix.
Up next, the music stops for a brief moment and Kevin Cordes rolls down the window to ask people for directions to Rio. The awkward moment is overshadowed by Phelps and Allison Schmitt belting Chicken Fried moments later, while other team members wave an American flag in the back seat.
Ryan Lochte and his SwimMAC Carolina teammates make a pit stop at a drive through ordering enough food to feed ten people, while Nathan Adrian emphatically sings the Pokémon theme song. Even 19-year-old Katie Ledecky takes the wheel for a bit, but the car remains in park because she still doesn't have a license. Of course practicing becoming a nine-time world champion trumps taking Drivers Ed.
The video ends with the whole swim team joining in on a well-rehearsed rendition of Miley Cyrus' Party in the USA—the perfect song choice. Overall, the team definitely takes gold for dominating carpool karaoke. We can't wait to see them in action at the Games that kick-off tonight.