Paul McCartney and James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke” Was Emotional, Hilarious and Everything We Could’ve Hoped For


Many a legend has shared a front seat with talk show host James Corden, but perhaps one of the biggest was featured in the Thursday (June 21) episode of the “Late, Late Show Carpool Karaoke” in the form of the incomparable former Beatle Paul McCartney.  On the fun-filled ride, the two sang everything from classics such as “Blackbird” and “Drive My Car” to the 76-year old’s new song “Come On to Me.” Fans have long loved the “Carpool Karaoke” series, as Corden has made the franchise quite famous thanks to front seat duet partners such as Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson and Stevie Wonder.

But this one just felt different and a tad more special.

During the ride through Liverpool, McCartney also took Corden on a history lesson of sorts, making stops everywhere from the legendary Penny Lane to the house where he lived as a teenager, the same place where he also wrote many a song alongside former Beatle John Lennon.

At the end of this historic ride, the two ended up in a pub where McCartney tore into songs like “Hard Day’s Night,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Love Me Do,” “Back in the USSR” and “Hey Jude.”

 “I think this is an afternoon not one of us will ever forget,” concluded Corden.

And we would have to agree.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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