Paul McCartney’s carpool karaoke is biggest you tube video of 2018 has been named the top trending YouTube video of the year in the UK. The video, which has been viewed more than 35 million times.
Beatles albums and singles back in charts after Carpool Karaoke with James Corden (watch below)
That was some great Paul McCartney special on Thursday night with James Corden.“I’ve never really witnessed anything like it,” Corden says when asked about the reaction of passersby (many of whom posted photos of Corden and McCartney on social media when they shot the segment last Saturday). follow below.
What started out as a Carpool Karoake turned into a 30 minute documentary that was moving and elucidating about the Beatle.
The result is that Beatles records have jumped back onto the charts with a vengeance.
In the iTunes top 100 albums are now three Beatles volumes and one by McCartney. “Abbey Road,” “Greatest Hits 1962-66,” and the Beatles “1” album are all there. So is McCartney’s “All the Best.” On the iTunes singles chart, “Let it Be” and “Blackbird,” two songs Paul sang with Corden, have arrived big time. It’s the same on Amazon for the albums.
Why did McCartney do it? The Corden special kind of promotes his new album “Egypt Station,” which doesn’t release til September 7th. The “Yellow Submarine” 50th anniversary is coming in about three weeks. On the show, McCartney doesn’t sing any of his solo hits– it’s all Beatles.
“I’ve never really witnessed anything like it,” Corden says when asked about the reaction of passersby (many of whom posted photos of Corden and McCartney on social media when they shot the segment last Saturday). “I’ve always heard the phrase ‘traffic came to a standstill’ and I always thought that would be an exaggeration until traffic genuinely came to a standstill.
There was one moment when were stood in the bus shelter on Penny Lane and no cars were moving and no horns were beeping — it was just a mass of people looking at Paul and every single person there wanted to shake his hand. I’ve never seen someone get mobbed so respectfully. People wanted to thank him for what he’s given to them. Just to watch it happen was beautiful.”