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Paul McCartney makes James Corden tear up in Carpool Karaoke

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, June 26, 2018  /  01:05 pm

Many of The Late Late Show host James Corden's moments with stars in his Carpool Karaoke segment are lighthearted, but the TV show's latest episode featuring Sir Paul McCartney strikes more of an emotional tone.

In the show's most recent Carpool Karaoke, Corden drives McCartney in a car around places that inspired The Beatles to create their legendary music in Liverpool, the United Kingdom, while singing the band's most popular songs, such as "Drive My Car" and "Blackbird". 

The initially cheerful and witty Corden was left in tears when "Let it Be" was belted out. "That got me emotional there. It's too much for me. I didn't see that one coming around the corner," Corden told McCartney while wiping his tears with his hand. 

"That's the power of music. It's weird isn't it? How that could do that to you?" commented the singer.

Corden explained, "I can remember my granddaddy was a musician and my dad sat me down and saying, 'We're going to play you the best song you've ever heard.' I remember them playing me that. If my granddad was with me right now he'd get a kick out of this."

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McCartney shared with Corden an interesting fact about the song: "I had a dream in the '60s where my mum who died came to me in the dream and was reassuring me saying, 'It's going to be OK. Just let it be.'"

"Oh, I felt so relieved like -- Oh, it's going to be great. She gave me the positive words. So I woke up, I go, what was that? [...] So I wrote the song; it was full of positivity," he added

The duo later visited the house where McCartney used to live as a child, which now serves as a National Trust tourist attraction, and one of the songwriter's old drinking places before the closing the segment in a duet, singing "Hey Jude" alongside McCartney's band. (kes)