Paul McCartney drives down memory lane for 'Carpool Karaoke'

Enlarge Image Paul McCartney joins James Corden on very memorable episode of Carpool Karaoke.                  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton  CNET

Enlarge Image Paul McCartney joins James Corden on very memorable episode of Carpool Karaoke. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton CNET

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. "It's weird how it can do that to you", McCartney said after they belted the 1970 ballad. "And it keeps being relevant".

When the 18-time Grammy victor explained to Corden that The Beatles' "Let It Be" was inspired by a dream he had about his mother, the late-night host started tearing up.

McCartney told how a dream, in which his mother told him to "let it be", inspired the song of the same name. "My dad would be in there (the next room) watching telly, we'd be in here, and we'd just written She Loves You, which was a big Beatles hit". So I woke up going 'What was that? What'd she say? Let it be? "I'll never ever forget it. Take a breath and jump in".

Grohl continued, "I don't drive around Los Angeles singing to my own songs".

Corden became emotional as the pair sang Let It Be in the auto. "I didn't feel it coming". "That's the most lovely story I've ever heard", Corden said, and after they sang the song together, he wiped tears away from his eyes, adding, "That got me emotional there". "If my granddad were here right now, he'd get an absolute kick out of this".

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

Lucky for us, the Late Late Show host apparently has the legend Paul McCartney on speed dial.

What did you think of this episode of Carpool Karaoke? "We're going to give the locals the surprise of their life", teased Corden.

The pub-goers are seen putting an array of Beatles hits on the jukebox, before the curtain drops to reveal that McCartney will be playing them live.

The unexpected concert continued as the music legend rocked out with a slew of beloved hits, while numerous patrons were moved to tears by the surprise.

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