Portrait of musician Reggie Watts.
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Reggie Watts, the bandleader for The Late Late Show with James Corden, creates his ultimate playlist.


Best Classic Song

Musician Todd Rundgren performing live in concert.

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"I've been listening to 'I Saw the Light' by Todd Rundgren. It has a good mellow flow and puts me in a good mood, like laying in the sunlight in the grass."

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Best Song for Driving

Emma Prouix of band Men I Trust playing guitar on stage.

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"The Oncle Jazz album by Men I Trust." Pictured: Emma Proulx of Men I Trust.

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Best Song for Jump-Starting Your Day

The B-52's album cover art.

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"B-52's 'Wig'"

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Best Workout Song

Musical artist  John Tejada

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"Any song by John Tejada"

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Best Dance Song

Phoenix album cover art.

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"'If I Ever Feel Better' by Phoenix"

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Best Song to Perform

Portrait of musician Reggie Watts.

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"Any song that I come up with in the moment"

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Best Song for Any Playlist

Janet Jackson album cover art.

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"Janet Jackson's 'Control'"

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Best Song for Brightening Your Mood

The band Phoenix performing in 2018.

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"I've got to go with 'If I Ever Feel Better' by Phoenix again—it will definitely make you happy."

Listen to Phoenix on Last.fm.

Originally published in Watch Magazine, May-June 2020.

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