Paul McCartney’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ With James Corden Might Be The Best Ever

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“The Late Late Show with James Corden” always brings on incredible guests for the “Carpool Karaoke” segment of the show, but when this guest joined Corden for a ride down memory lane, the moment topped all the rest. Paul McCartney joined Corden in Liverpool for a “Carpool Karaoke” session that is not to be missed!

No Ordinary ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Not only did the 76-year-old Beatles singer and his carpool companion drive down Penny Lane other memorable spots from McCartney’s early days as a musician, but they also stopped in a pub and barber shop to give the locals a very special performance. He even signed the now-famous Penny Lane sign, noting — were it not televised, of course — that no one would ever believe the signature was really his!

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Corden’s guests rarely leave the car — the segment is called “Carpool Karaoke,” after all — so this was one epic segment. But what else would you expect from a musician as renowned as McCartney?

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You can catch the 23-minute video below. McCartney fans — get ready:

McCartney Shares The First Song He Ever Wrote

McCartney and John Lennon met more than 60 years ago and went on to form a friendship and band that would be remembered forever. But McCartney was writing music long before The Beatles, telling Corden he was just 14 years old when he wrote his first song.

That song was called “I Lost My Little Girl,” and McCartney still remembered the words. After singing a few verses Corden exclaimed: “That is a hit! That is a hit record.”

Clearly, McCartney was destined for fame at an early age.

The whole episode was so special that Corden even teared up at one point. Corden also shared the first song he wrote as a teen, though it was hard to tell if he was joking or not — and it wasn’t nearly as poetic as McCartney’s first tune!

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McCartney’s New Music

McCartney has had a solo career for decades, and he recently released some new music. It’s been 5 years since he has released an album, but he has a new one, “Egypt Station,” out in September. And even though he’s in his mid-70s, he has no plans to slow down.


He told the BBC that when he brought up the subject of retiring to 85-year-old music legend Willie Nelson, Nelson said:

“Retire from what?”

“And I think that just says it,” McCartney said. “Retire from what?”

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Check out the two new songs McCartney released on June 20:

One is called “I Don’t Know”:

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The other is “Come On To Me”:

McCartney more than delivered for his fans, and so did Corden with this edition of “Carpool Karaoke!”

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