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Dua Lipa, James Corden establish 'new rules' for COVID dating in parody song

Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Dua Lipa and James Corden established "new rules" for dating amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in a parody song on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

During Thursday's episode of the CBS late-night show, Lipa and Corden updated the lyrics to Lipa's songs "Don't Start Now" and "New Rules" to reflect the health crisis.

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"What a year for dating / Crazy / Nothing is the way it was," Lipa sings.

"People texting exes / Sex pics / From the basement of their mom's," Corden adds.

The segment features footage of Lipa and Corden performing, along with a man and woman attempting to date amid the pandemic.

"Wear a mask / Wash your hands / It's not like you have other plans," Lipa and Corden sing.

Lipa and Corden then lay out the new rules of dating in-person, including "six feet apart, no mating" and "before you touch, Purell until your hands get rough."

"New Rules" appears on Lipa's 2017 debut, self-titled album, while "Don't Start Now" hails from Lipa's second album, Future Nostalgia, released in March. Future Nostalgia also features the singles "Physical," "Break My Heart," "Hallucinate" and "Levitating."

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Lipa released a music video in August for "Levitating (The Blessed Madonna Remix)," featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott. The song appears on her remix album Club Future Nostalgia.

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