James Corden and Paul McCartney
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Watch: Paul McCartney On James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke"
On June 21 "The Late Late Show With James Corden" hosted Paul McCartney in an extended "Carpool Karaoke" episode. Rocking Liverpool, the pair visit a barbershop in Penny Lane, join together for "Hey Jude" at a local bar, visit the bedroom where McCartney wrote "She Loves You" with John Lennon while his father watched TV in the other room, and remember the first great recording studio where McCartney spent time practicing his art — his bathroom as a teen.
"Carpool Karaoke" has a musical life of its own with millions of fans who've tuned in, for example, the more than 11 million views of April's episode with Christina Aguilera. At the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Corden's "Subway Carpool Karaoke" with GRAMMY winners Shaggy and Sting failed to delight everyone on New York City's the D Train, but delighted audiences.
Tearing up while singing "Let It Be," Corden remembered the time his granddad and dad ganged up on him to make him listen to it. "I can remember my granddad, who's a musician, and my dad sitting me down and saying, 'We're going to play you the best song you've ever heard,'" Corden shared. "If my granddad was here right now, he'd get an absolute kick out of this." Taking the moment even further, once again, McCartney pointed out, "He is."
Another special treat on the most recent episode? McCartney's latest "Come On To Me" from his upcoming album Egypt Station.