“I’m in Liverpool, and I need your help. Yeah, I need somebody, not just anybody, please, please help me.”
In his latest edition of Carpool Karaoke, James Corden has taken a trip down memory lane with possibly his most famous passenger to date.
The Late Late Show host was reduced to tears a number of times during his journey with Beatles legend, Sir Paul McCartney.
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The 76-year-old toured around his hometown of Liverpool, stopping by landmarks made famous by the ‘fab four’.
The pair start off singing along to The Beatles’ classic Drive My Car before McCartney treats Corden to a rendition of the first song he wrote, at the age of 14, called I Lost My Little Girl.
A visit to the famous Penny Lane saw the singer autograph the sign on a brick wall, with Corden remarking: “Someone’s gonna come up and say ‘that’s not him’, they’ll never believe it”!
It was followed by an impromptu visit to the barber shop that inspired the song, before McCartney revealed his inspiration for the iconic ballad Let It Be.
“I had a dream in the 60s where my mum, who died, came to me and reassured me ‘it’s going to be ok, just let it be’,” he explains.
“I woke up and thought ‘did she say let it be?’… so I wrote the song.”
As they sing the words, Corden is moved to tears, before he explains that as a boy, his granddad and father had told him it would be ‘the best song I’ve ever heard’.
“I remember them playing me that. If my granddad was here he’d get an absolute kick out of this.”
McCartney simply replies: “He is”.
They then call in to the singer’s childhood home where he tells the funny tale of how he and John Lennon wrote She Loves You in the living room and that he spent hours in the ‘bog’ singing and playing his guitar due to its great acoustic quality.
“It just makes me realise how long the journey has been to date.”
The visit culminates in an emotional singalong at a Liverpool pub where The Beatles made their start.
Hard Day’s Night gets the small crowd on their feet, but the audience quickly grows as people run in from the street for other classics including Love Me Do, Back in the U.S.S.R. and Hey Jude.
The YouTube video has already been watched more than 3 million times and Facebook post shared by thousands.