James Corden and Paul McCartney Shared an Emotional Carpool Karaoke Adventure

Tanya Cunningham
June 22, 2018

Singer and songwriter Paul McCartney joined James Corden on a memorable vehicle ride exploring the city of McCartney's youth - Liverpool, in a special episode of Carpool Karaoke.

After singing "Drive My Car" and the first song he ever wrote, a ditty called "I Lost My Little Girl", Paul explained how the genesis of "Let It Be" came to him in a dream. McCartney also related a story about a dream he had in which his late mother told him everything would be all right and that he should "Just let it be", which became the inspiration for the song "Let It Be".

After unsuspectingly picking a Beatles song and returning to her table, the bargoer - and everyone else in the place - was shocked when large heavy curtains around the pub's stage suddenly opened revaling McCartney and a full band, who broke out in a performance of "A Hard Day's Night". "I'll never ever forget it".

The Late Late Show host was joined by the singer as they drove past famous Beatles landmarks.


Grohl and Corden got on the subject of the Beatles icon, who appeared on Corden's Carpool Karaoke Thursday, because Grohl used Fab Four songs to learn how to play guitar. "I didn't see that one coming around the corner", he said as he wiped tears from his eyes. "We expected it to last 10 years, but it keeps going on, and on, and on", McCartney says, "and it keeps being relevant". "That's the power of music, it's weird isn't it?"

'Oh man, it got me emotional there Paul, ' James said. "Couldn't you sing She loves you, yes, yes, yes?'"

The duo also visit Macca's actual family home, where he hasn't been in over 50 years.

Despite taking a ride with some of the biggest musical names on the planet including Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran, McCartney is perhaps Corden's biggest coup to date.

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