Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

James Corden has premiered his Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney, and the Late Late Show host reckons that it's the best one he's ever done.

Back in the vehicle Corden and McCartney sang along to a song off McCartney's new album, Egypt Station (from which he's released two songs).

Corden chokes up as McCartney explains how a dream about his late mother led to the lyrics for "Let It Be".

"That's been one of the odd things", McCartney, around the five-minute mark in the video up top, told Corden of the lasting impact of the Beatles' message. This week, however, the British comedian is airing his show from London, and he recruited a very special passenger for what Today calls the "most emotional yet" of all singalong sessions.

The video sees the iconic Liverpudlian return to his hometown for a rendition of his greatest hits, including Drive My Car and Penny Lane-which sees him return to the famous landmark and even pop in on some unsuspecting members of the public.

But then, out of nowhere, Taylor Swift stood up and said: "I'll do a song!"

As Corden brings The Late Late Show to United Kingdom shores, the presenter and actor enlisted the nation's ultimate music export Paul McCartney for a sing-along in the passenger seat. "Just let it be, '" McCartney said.

In between songs, McCartney autographs the Penny Lane wall and visits his childhood home. "Couldn't you sing She loves you, yes, yes, yes?'" They also sang the music icon's new songs "Come on to Me" and "I Don't Know", which will be featured on his album Egypt Station (out September 7). "If my granddad were here right now, he'd get an absolute kick out of this".

The Beatles expected their music to last 10 years, Sir Paul says, but it keeps "going on and on and on".

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