Who would have thought that singing in the car would become one of the most popular concepts on the internet? I know I didn’t, but James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke has become a phenomenal success – but now it’s gone bigger! Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke episode is breaking the internet.
In a London edition of The Late Late Show, James Corden enlisted the help of the legendary Beatles crooner, Paul McCartney. As usual, the video starts with James on the hunt for a carpool companion to accompany him on his drive.
This week, James went to the very top to help him on an adventure in Liverpool. But who could he call? Who knows the streets of ‘Penny Lane’ better than anybody else? There’s only one famous Liverpudlian who can help… Sir Paul McCartney.
James starts off on the phone, before long, we realise he’s quoting the lyrics form a Beatles classic:
“I need somebody, not just anybody. Can you please, please help me,”
Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke takes Beatles fans on an in-depth and poignant whirlwind tour of where it all began
McCartney joined the late-night talk show host and the two seemed to get on like a house on fire. As always, they kicked everything off with a singalong. Fittingly, the pair sang the Beatles’ hit “Drive My Car“.
Throughout the video, McCartney chronicles the start of his career, revealing that he wrote his first song at the age of just 14! He then began to sing a little bit and it actually sounds pretty good.
“Your music is so full of positivity and joy and a message of love and togetherness, I feel like it’s more relevant now today maybe than it’s ever been,”
Paul was very touched by what James said and he agreed, stating that: “We expected it to last 10 years, but it keeps going on, and on, and on. And it keeps being relevant.”
But this Carpool Karaoke didn’t just take place in the vehicle
The legendary singer visited his old stomping grounds, first heading to the barbershop on Penny Lane where he used to go and all the way to his childhood home.
There, he told Corden many stories of how he and John Lennon wrote many of their iconic Beatles songs in his dad’s house. In fact, he would write songs with his guitar on the toilet as the acoustics were better.
At one point, the pair sing “Let It Be” which gets Corden feeling very emotional. The sentimental song brought James to tears as it means a lot to his family.
Honouring the legacy of Paul McCartney, Corden decided to take the singer on a surprise visit to a pub he used to perform at in his youth.
“We’re going to give locals the surprise of their life,”
The video ended with a surprise live performance from Paul McCartney and a lot of starstruck Beatles fans all singing along and crying to “Hey Jude”. Honestly, Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke episode has to the greatest one to date.
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