Paul McCartney joins James Corden in surprise carpool karaoke on 'The Late Late Show'

Paul McCartney and James Corden take a trip down memory lane, by singing some of the Beatles greatest hits together

                            Paul McCartney joins James Corden in surprise carpool karaoke on 'The Late Late Show'
Musician Paul McCartney (Source : Getty Images)

Paul McCartney joined James Corden for a trip down memory as the two explored the Beatles' legend's hometown in the latest episode of 'Carpool Karaoke' which is a regular feature on CBS's 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'. In the 23-minute long episode, McCartney shows Corden around his hometown, after Corden says at the beginning of the video, "I don't know Liverpool that well, you see."

Vulture reports that the two of them paid a visit to McCartney's childhood home. According to the report, the two stopped for a selfie at Penny Lane (the street which was the inspiration behind the composition of the song 'Penny Lane'), passed across Barnabas Church where McCartney was in the church choir. Their playlist included some of the greatest Beatles hits such as 'Hey Jude', 'Let it Be', 'Drive My Car', 'Love Me Do', and McCartney's new composition.

The article notes that because 'Carpool Karaoke' is never without its costumes, when Corden pulls out a few Beatles costumes, running them by McCartney for advice, the singer isn’t amused. “The great thing about your looks is that anyone can pull them off,” Corden says. “Carry on driving,” McCartney replies. “Just stick to polo shirts and jeans.”

Of course, McCartney couldn't just stop right there! As a part of his homecoming gig, he sang at a fairly low key surprise gig in the local pub, Philharmonic Dining Rooms in Liverpool, where the audience who just happened to be the casual customers for the night was probably enthralled to see the Beatles singer. As Guardian reports there was amazement, dancing and more than a few tears when one of Liverpool’s most celebrated sons returned for his appearance on 'The Late Late Show’s' Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on Tuesday.

The article mentioned that McCartney performed a piano rendition of 'When I'm Sixty-Four', as he showed Cordon the back room where he wrote songs with the late John Lennon. He also showed his "acoustic chamber", which actually the toilet where Paul would strum and sing for hours. The 18-time Grammy winner was welcomed by every single person sitting at the pub, where he played and sometimes drank as a young man.

Just like the good old days, the crowd was up on its feet and cheering for their favorite Beatle. The star said the journey back to his childhood home had made him reflect on the trajectory of his life. “The distance from here to where we went, and where we are now is phenomenal.”

Corden took to Twitter to post about his time with McCartney, "Ok, so here it is. Quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so far. I hope you like it. I’ll never ever forget it. Take a breath and jump in.”

The Hollywood Reporter reports about the scene when McCartney joined Corden, as the host impersonated the infamous Beatles lyrics, "I need somebody, not just anybody. Can you please, please help me."


The report also reveals that when McCartney spoke about writing his first song at 14, Corden said, "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." To which McCartney replies, "We expected it to last 10 years, but it keeps going on, and on, and on. And it keeps being relevant."