‘Ghosts’ Stars’ Favorite Songs to Sing in the Car – Billboard

Shut up and … sing? The lovable paranormal beings and the “livings” of CBS’ Ghosts may not be trapped in a car like Sasappis’ ex-girlfriend Jessica, nor have they belted out Rihanna’s 2007 hit “Shut Up and Drive” on the sitcom, but they — or at least, the actors portraying them — did leave Woodstone Manor to take part in Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

In a new episode of the Apple TV+ series born from James Corden’s viral segment from The Late Late Show, the sitcom’s stars Devon Chandler Long (who plays Thorfinn), Rose McIver (Samantha), Utkarsh Ambudkar (Jay), Rebecca Wisocky (Hetty) and Román Zaragoza (Sasappis) not only argue about the best of the dead, but also show off Ambudkar’s freestyling skills. And of course, they sing.

Among the hits the cast took on while cruising around in a black SUV were a trio of Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s: Tiffany’s 1987 teen-pop anthem “I Think We’re Alone Now,” Silk Sonic’s sensual 2021 slow jam “Leave the Door Open” and Meat Loaf’s classic 1993 power ballad “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That).” But perhaps most fittingly, the castmates tried their vocals with Harry Belafonte’s “Jump in the Line,” which was featured in Beetlejuice, the 1988 film starring Winona Ryder, Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Catherine O’Hara about a family of “livings” who move into a home occupied by … yup, ghosts — just like the CBS sitcom that would come more than 30 years later.

While the Ghosts stars belted out some hits together for five-time Emmy-winner Carpool Karaoke: The Series, the songs they prefer to sing while driving around on their own are more varied, ranging from shoegaze to the Disneyverse to swing and beyond. Read on to see which tunes Long, McIver, Ambudkar, Wisocky and Zaragoza told Billboard they love singing at the top of their lungs while behind the wheel.

And until Ghosts returns with new episodes, revisit the sitcom on Paramount+, and check out all seasons of Carpool Karaoke: The Series on Apple TV+.

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