"I think the biggest misconception at the end of The Beatles was that I broke The Beatles up, and I lived with that for quite a while. Once a headline’s out there, it sticks. That was a big one – and I’ve only finally just gotten over it."

What? Imagine being James Cordon when he had to ask the most important question of his work life: Carpool Karaoke: No McCartney?

The Coup Of The Decade

In a recent interview Late Late Show host James Cordon revealed the nightmare scenario that nearly cost his show THOUSANDS. It was the coup of the decade: scoring the iconic Paul McCartney for an episode of Cordon’s signature feature Carpool Karaoke.  Cordon convinces big name singers to drive around and sing to their songs. Clearly, McCartney would be the BIGGEST star Condon would ever nab! UNTIL, Paul CANCELLED!

Paul McCartney Said YES, Then NO!

Paul tells the horrifying tale, from Liverpool Echo: speaking in 2018 (McCartney) said: “What with one thing and another it was all getting a bit much.  I rang up and said “Hey I don’t think I can do this I haven’t got time.” James said ‘”oh no you’ve got to do it, give us something. The minute I got in that car I loved it.”

Corden said from  Huffpost.com:

Speaking at PaleyFest LA 2021, James said he sent a heartfelt email to Macca. He plead the case for the singer-songwriter’s participation. The show had already scouted locations.  He told Sir Paul, that cancelling at the eleventh hour would cause a big financial hit. He promised the segment would turn out “great”. 

Another report says that James actually EMAILED with a scolding to Paul saying: this is unacceptable! The report goes on to say that after Paul realized the massive inconvenience he was causing, he gave in and agreed to do it.

In my humble opinion, the Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke is maybe the BEST twenty minutes of music, fun, heart and laughter I have ever seen. See it below. Congrats to James Corden for digging his heels in and not giving up! He saved some of the best television ever! See it below, along with some more great Carpool Karaoke’s!

  • Paul McCartney

  • Stevie Wonder

  • George Michael

  • Madonna

  • Adele

  • Ed Sheerin

  • Brittney Spears

  • Celine Dion

  • Jonas Brothers

  • Elton John

  • Bruno Mars

  • Rod Stewart & ASAP Rocky

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