I think we can all agree that 2018 has been a bit rough at times, but with June’s Carpool Karaoke featuring James Corden and Paul McCartney, viewers were treated to a delightful 23-minute escape full of charm, heart, and iconic music. McCartney’s installment became a viral hit with nearly 130 million digital views across Facebook and YouTube and fans were utterly captured by the duo who visited McCartney’s childhood home, met with fans, and performed beloved Beatles songs at a local pub. It was an emotional roller coaster and was so touching – even Corden cried!
Seeing that they had something special, CBS has decided to air a new version of the segment featuring never-before-seen footage called Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool. The hour-long special will air on Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
[row]“We were overwhelmed by the response to our ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Paul McCartney. We loved making it and knew we had something special, but it was so wonderful for us to see how many people watched and enjoyed it. I think it resonated with people as Paul’s music speaks to every generation, young and old, especially today. The message in the music is as relevant now as it has ever been. After the shoot, while we sat in the edit, we had to cut so much we loved for time. Not only did Paul do a concert in that Liverpool pub, but James and he discussed so much in the car. We are so delighted CBS has given us this primetime special to make an hour-long version of this ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Now everyone can see the joy of that concert and more of their chat,” Executive producer Ben Winston said in a statement.[/row]
The conversations that we did see between Corden and McCartney were extremely meaningful and deep and while watching I certainly longed for more. Two standouts for me were when McCartney discussed a dream he had about his mother that inspired him to write “Let It Be” and when Corden told McCartney that if his “Grandad was here now he’d get an absolute kick out of this” and McCartney earnestly responded with “He is.” It was truly a beautiful moment.
The response to the video after it dropped online in June was extremely positive as fans discussed just how moved they were by the segment.
Paul McCartney carpool karaoke added 10 years to my lifespan
— hailey (@haileywatts99) June 22, 2018
— Baz (@THT1878) June 23, 2018
The Paul McCartney carpool karaoke vid is one of the best things I have ever seen
— Ruth B. (@itsruthb) June 23, 2018
I’ve watched the Paul McCartney carpool karaoke twice and been an emotional wreck both times, haven’t been this emotional since the end of Spider-Man 3
— Paul Crilly (@PaulCrillyy) June 23, 2018
Heal your sad and crusty heart by watching the Paul McCartney carpool karaoke, start to finish. @JKCorden, @PaulMcCartney thank you for an extraordinary escapade, just when the world needed it. Bless you!
— Loren DeJonge Schulman (@LorenRaeDeJ) June 23, 2018
You can watch the full video below!
McCartney joined an impressive catalog of Carpool Karaoke guests which has previously seen the likes of Elton John, Madonna, Adele, Stevie Wonder, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jennifer Lopez.
Are you excited to see more of Paul’s Carpool Karaoke? Let us know! And don’t forget to tune in to Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool on Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.