If you’re a music fan, then you’ve undoubtedly heard of the The Beatles. If you haven’t, The Beatles were an English rock band that was massively known throughout the world from the 50’s and into the 70’s. But, let’s be real- The Beatles are utterly iconic and relevant, and they’ll never be a “has been.”
That’s why when one of the leading legends of the band, Sir Paul McCartney, was featured on the hit phenomenon “Carpool Karaoke” with talk show host James Corden, the internet nearly broke from the traffic of the video.
The “Carpool Karaoke” segment on Jame Corden’s “The Late Show” features artists of every genre and big-time celebrities as they share a ride with James and belt out their hit tunes. Stars from Adele to Christina Aguilera to Elton John, and Elton John.
When Sir Elton John jumped in the car with James Corden, one of the most iconic Beatles song’s came on: Let It Be.
While the song was released one month after the group’s breakup in May 1970, it went on to be one of their greatest hits. The song has since been an anthem of peace and understanding for millions and millions of people.
During the performance, James began to weep and admitted to Paul that he was having a difficult time keeping it together. As he wiped his eyes, the comedic host took a rare moment to share an extraordinary sentimental memory.
James confessed, “Ah man. That got me, Paul… I didn’t feel it coming, but it was too much for me.” Paul just listened and then comforted him by saying, “That’s the power of music.”
James continued, “Well I can remember my granddad [who’s a musician] and my dad sitting me down as a boy and saying, ‘We’re gonna play you the best song you’ve ever heard.’” After a moment of silence, James said, “If my granddad were here, he’d get an absolute kick out of this…”
Without even waiting for a second, Paul comforted him by saying, “He is.”
The star began to wipe tears from his eyes again. It was truly a moment unlike anything else during Carpool Karaoke. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!