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Why Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke Is the Best Carpool Karaoke

This is much more than a sing-along.
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There have been a lot of Carpool Karaokes. James Corden's had everyone from Justin Bieber to the Hamilton cast in the car that he's definitely actually driving. But no one before or afterward will ever be able to top Sir Paul McCartney.

That's right, the Beatle took a ride in and sang everything from “Baby You Can Drive My Car” to “Penny Lane” to “Let It Be” to “Blackbird" with the host.

The singing was fun, but this whopping 23-minute Carpool Karaoke goes to some pretty cool places as McCartney shows Corden around Liverpool. They sing "Penny Lane" on Penny Lane, where McCartney puts his signature the street sign. They even stop by the home where McCartney lived as a teenager, where he and John Lennon started writing songs. He gets emotional telling Corden how he wrote "Let It Be." And when they sing it together, it brings Corden to tears and McCartney tells him it's the power of music.

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At the end, they stop by a pub, where the local band is actually Paul McCartney, where he plays “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Love Me Do,” “Back the USSR,” and "Let It Be."

I'm sorry, Corden, but you're never going to top this one.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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