Paul McCartney Reacts to BTS Singing “Hey Jude”

Paul McCartney Reacts to BTS Singing “Hey Jude”


OH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU
ARE HERE FOR A VERY SPECIAL NIGHT. VERY SPECIAL NIGHT HERE IN THE
ED SULLIVAN THEATER. I JUST CANNOT WAIT, JON. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
HERE WE GO. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOU KNOW
MY FIRST GUEST TONIGHT BECAUSE HE’S PAUL McCARTNEY! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: PAUL, WE’VE GOT TO
TAKE A COMMERCIAL BREAK. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. ( LAUGHTER )
WELCOME BACK TO THE ED SULLIVAN THEATER.>>THANK YOU! GREAT TO BE BACK. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: I MEAN, THE FIRST QUESTION, OBVIOUSLY, IS WHERE
DID YOU GUYS PERFORM THE FIRST TIME YOU WERE HERE? WAS IT UP THERE? I ALWAYS GUESSED IT WAS RIGHT UP
THERE, RIGHT ABOVE THE PRECENIUM.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>Stephen: IF YOU DON’T KNOW,
WHWHO KNOWS.>>IT’S CHANGED SO MUCH.>>Stephen: IS THAT WHAT IT
LOOKED LIKE BACK THEN?>>KIND OF THE SAME. IT WAS SIMILAR. OH, MAN, IT’S SO LONG AGO, AND
WE WERE SO NERVOUS.>>Stephen: WERE YOU REALLY? YEAH. IT DOESN’T SHOW TOO MUCH. WHEN I LOOK AT IT NOW, I THINK
WE DON’T LOOK NERVOUS AT ALL.>>Stephen: YOU LOOK PRETTY
HAPPY.>>YEAH, BUT WE WERE NERVOUS.>>Stephen: AS A PERSONAL
QUESTION, AS A PROFESSIONAL, ON BEHALF OF ANYBODY WHO’S TRIED TO
WRITE ANYTHING, WHO HOWE DO YOU DO IT? HOW DO YOU EVER GO LOOK BACK AT
YOUR OWN CATALOG AND SAY HOW DO I DO THAT?>>THAT’S TRUE, BECAUSE WHEN I
DO THEM IN THE SHOWS, I’M SINGING, LIKE, ELEANOR RIGBY OR
SOMETHING, I’M THINKING, WHOEVER WROTE THIS WAS PRETTY GOOD. ( LAUGHTER )
YOU KNOW, IT’S –>>Stephen: SURE, SURE. YEAH. BUT WHERE DO YOU THINK IT COMES
FROM? PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A MUSE OR
SOMEONE WHO IS SORT OF TOUCHED BY GRACE. WHY DO SOME PEOPLE BECOME PAUL
McCARTNEY AND OTHER PEOPLE BECOME STEPHEN COLBERT? ( LAUGHTER )
>>SERIOUSLY?>>Stephen: SERIOUSLY. YOU KNOW WHAT? MY DAD WAS VERY MUSICAL, AND I
USED TO LISTEN TO A LOT OF WHAT HE DID, SO A LOT OF MUSIC WENT
IN, YOU KNOW, I LISTENED TO THE RECORDS AND WATCHED FILMS AND
STUFF. SO I ALWAYS THINK OF IT LIKE MY
COMPUTER GOT LOADED WITH A LOT OF DATA FROM ALL THE SONGS I
HEARD, ALL THE OLD SONGS. SO WHEN I FINALLY CAME TO WRITE,
I KIND OF PRINTED IT ALL OUT. SO I THINK THERE WAS A LOT OF
INFORMATION IN MY BRAIN –>>Stephen: SO YOU HAD A LOT
OF REFERENCE.>>A LOT OF STUFF, YEAH. AND MY FAMILY WAS VERY MUSICAL. WE WOULD HAVE MUSICAL EVENINGS,
ALL THE OLD LADIES, ALL THE OLD AUNTIES WOULD BE SINGING ALL THE
SONGS AND GETTING GRADUALLY MORE AND MORE DRUNK. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: IT’S A GOOD CROWD, ACTUALLY. ( LAUGHTER )
>>MY DAD WAS THE PIANIST FOR THAT. SO, YOU KNOW, IT WAS ALL THE OLD
SONGS. AND THEN, EVENTUALLY, HE GOT
ARTHRITIS, SO I BECAME THE PIANIST FOR THAT.>>Stephen: OKAY. O, YOU KNOW — ( SINGING )
>>SO I KNOW ALL THAT STUFF. AND WHEN I FINALLY CAME TO
WRITE, I THINK I HAD A LOT OF CLUES AS TO HOW TO WRITE. PLUS I’M A GENIUS. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( PIANO RIFF )>>Stephen: THAT’S CALLED
BURYING THE LEAD. SO YOU’RE RECOMMENDING TO YOUNG
PEOPLE, JUST BE A GENIUS.>>WELL, YEAH, WHY NOT.>>Stephen: WHAT WAS THE FIRST
TOUR LIKE IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1964?>>PRETTY COOL.>>Stephen: YEAH? IT WAS, IT WAS MAGICAL
BECAUSE WE LOVED AMERICAN MUSIC, STILL DO. EVERYTHING WE WERE SINGING,
EXCEPT THE STUFF WE WROTE OURSELVES, WAS AMERICAN. SO TO COME TO AMERICA FOR THE
FIRST TIME, COME TO NEW YORK AS KIDS WHO KIND OF MADE IT OVER IN
ENGLAND, SO WE WERE COCKY LITTLE GITS, SO WE FELT LIKE, HEY, THIS
IS COOL, GET THE CIGARETTES OUT. SO IT WAS MAGICAL. IT WAS LIKE EVERYTHING WE
EXPECTED AND MORE. AND WE WERE ON THE RADIO.>>Stephen: THAT’S BIG TIME. TUNING IN, YEAH, TUNING IN TO
LITTLE STATIONS AND WE WOULD BE ON THE RADIO, WE WERE SO
EXCITED.>>Stephen: YOU DID A LOT OF
COVERS. WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST TO
COVER? WHAT COVER DID YOU MOST ENJOY
DOING?>>I THINK “TWIST AND SHOUT” WAS
A GREAT COVER.>>Stephen: PEOPLE FORGET THAT
WAS A COVER.>>YEAH. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
PEOPLE THINK WE WROTE THAT.>>Stephen: RIGHT. WE HAVE TO SAY, NO, NO, THAT
WAS THE EISLEY BROTHERS. I USED TO LIKE DOING
“KANSAS CITY,” LI LITTLE RICHARD>>Stephen: A LOT OF PEOPLE
HAVE COVERED YOUR MUSIC AS WELL. I THINK YESTERDAY IS THE MOST
COVERED SONG OR ALL TIME OR THE MOST RECORDED SONG OF ALL TIME
BY VARIOUS ARTISTS. DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE COVER OF
A BEATLES SONG? AND KEEP IN MIND THERE’S A
CORRECT ANSWER. ( LAUGHTER )
>>YEAH, I HEARD IT WAS RECORDED 3,000 TIMES OR SOMETHING.>>Stephen: YESTERDAY, YEAH. O I SAID TO ONE OF OUR GUYS,
I SAID, WELL, GET ME THE TOP TEN, JUST WHAT YOU THINK ARE THE
BEST TEN. SO HE DID, AND IT WAS LIKE
SINATRA, ELVIS, RAY CHARLES, MARVIN GAYE — I THINK I LIKE
MARVIN’S BEST.>>Stephen: UH-HUH. BUT THE FUNNY THING ABOUT
SINATRA, MARVIN AND ELVIS, THEY CHANGED THE WORDS IN THE MIDDLE. I GO — I SAID SOMETHING WRONG,
NOW I LONG FOR YESTERDAY — WELL, ALL OF THEM SAID, I MUST
HAVE SAID SOMETHING WRONG — BUT THEY’RE NOT OWNING UP. I MUST HAVE — I DON’T KNOW. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) SEARCH ME.>>Stephen: THAT’S LIKE THOSE
APOLOGIES THAT ARE LIKE, IF ANYONE WAS OFFENDED. ( LAUGHTER )
>>I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG.>>Stephen: THE CORRECT ANSWER
IS STEVIE WONDER’S “WE CAN WORK IT OUT.” WE CHECKED WITH THE JUDGES, AND
THAT’S THE ORIGINAL ONE. NOW, ARE YOU EVER STUNNED BY THE
REACH OF YOUR WORK, HOW MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES HAVE EMBRACED
IT? BECAUSE WE HAD ON — DO YOU KNOW
THE KOREAN POP BAND B.T.S.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: THEY’RE THE
BIGGEST THING ON THE PLANET RIGHT NOW.>>SO I’VE HEARD.>>Stephen: WHEN WE HAD THEM
ON, I ASKED THIS QUESTION — JIM?>>Stephen: YOU ARE THE FIRST
GROUP AS I SAID BEFORE TO EARN THREE NUMBER ONE ALBUMS IN A ROW
SINCE THE BEATLES. DO YOU GUYS HAVE A FAVORITE
BEATLES SONG?>>StephenSONG? —
♪ NAH, NAH, NAH, NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH ♪
♪ NAH-NAH-NAH-NAH ♪ ♪ HEY JUDE ♪
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>THAT’S IT.>>Stephen: WHAT DO YOU THINK
IT IS ABOUT YOUR MUSIC THAT TRANSCENDS GEOGRAPHIC AND
LANGUAGE BARRIERS SO THAT THOSE SEVEN GUYS WOULD JUST JUMP UP
AND START THE NAH-NAH-NAHS?>>EASY LYRICS.>>Stephen: THAT’S TRUE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WELL, WE HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE
BREAK BUT DON’T GO ANYWHERE…

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  1. I’m a fan of the Beatles and BTS. These prejudice comments I’m seeing here are disgusting. Can’t we all just coexist

  2. Love Stephen Colbert, love Bill Maher.

    Literally fucking detest their moronic applaud-like-performing-seals and whoop at everything liberal screaming audiences.

    When did we all start screaming and applauding everything despite it being totally unnecessary? It's the worst aspect of modern TV.

  3. They must show them exo singing All My loving ❤️ let's aprecciate how they sing and play instruments. The Beatles are legends and everybody loves them
    https://youtu.be/JxkBgvUikOU

  4. The lyrics of the vintage songs are so different than what's produced today. Interesting listening to McCartney's musical influences

  5. The "Late Show Me More" ctip for this week has Colbert saying that the audience doesn't know who the guest is going to be – that overwhelmingly enthusiastic audience was taken by surprise, which is pretty awesome. Imagine scoring some free tix for a random Colbert taping (great all on its own), and ending up w/McCartney!

  6. Give some of your money up n mind you don’t get another scratch on your merc you tosser
    Your the worst of the Beatles!

  7. I feel like when Paul was watching BTS singing, he was reminded of his younger years with The Beatles. I love them both so much, I just wish I was alive during the time The Beatles had concerts so I could experience it 💕🥺

  8. I don't want to spoil the party (to coin a song title), but if you're only as good as your last song, he's not quite as great as everyone's making out, is he?

  9. Irrelevant fun fact. In south Korea in the 90's students would sing hey Jude as the last song in a karaoke, because it's like the longest song and even if your time is up they had to let you finish the last song. If you could start hey Jude just before the last minute it felt like you had beaten the system

  10. One thing should be stated….this guy is an icon in popular music. But, that's what it is. Beethoven is a genius beyond belief. His 7th symphony makes the Beatles sound like a beer commercial. McCartney knows that. The genius comment is how he mocks himself.

  11. Whoever leaves a hate comment is literally 12. I mean, anyone who believes only English music should be popular or that BTS is trash is filled with pure prejudice against people you haven’t even heard of or looked into.

  12. 55 1/2 years after Paul McCartney first stepped onto that very stage and sang "All My Loving", introducing The Beatles to American television, and it doesn't occur to Jon Batiste nor Stay Human that maybe that should've been the introduction music?!?! Whack!

  13. In a recent interview with 77 years, the singer surprises himself when he hears even a song of his own. McCartney gets old themes and sometimes he thinks: “Oh, this is very smart. It would never have occurred to me". Although, evidently, it was he who thought of that melody.

  14. It sounds so bizzare to me that Paul McCartney and BTS live in the same decade. And the same universe. Fucked me up seeing them in a sentence together

  15. There aren't many Legends of Music around but Sir Paul McCartney is definitely a Legend. And still has his lovely Liverpudlian Accent and Humour.

  16. BTS is kinda gay and they’re only popular because of their fanbase.

    Don’t even mention them near the Beatles.
    No wonder Paul doesn’t look impressed haha.

  17. Anytime I listen to The Beatles especially with Hey Jude I get so patriotic and I feel extremely proud to be scouser 👌🏻 Liverpool get a lot stick sometimes but knowing I grew up in the same city as them inspires me to go that extra mile to be successful in life ☺️👌🏻

  18. "I'm singing, like Eleanor Rigby or something, I'm thinking: "whoever wrote this was pretty good"". Love Paul McCartney's humor. He always treats everyone with such warmth. It may be that warmth where that songwriting beauty comes from; plus some genuine dedication and understanding of what makes us love music. Such an inspiration.

  19. Oh my. Whatever happens to Paul? He looks like dim wit or drug addict or totally numb out! Definitely he is not a norm at all.

  20. Paul is such a C**t. But like, I can't even be mad at it. He's just a guy, and he's done enough to earn the right to be a douche. Still, c'mon man…why?

  21. Sir Paul ! The best composer of all time ! better than Mozart Beethoven Et Al ! They couldn't even write words to go with their tunes !

  22. Sorry, Stephen, but who says bts is the biggest band on the planet, right now, allegedly? are they youtube "influencers"? just because they are all over youtube/instagram/non-censored-in-china-whatever-server doesn't mean everyone that is not a asian girl might think they are "cute", I know I don't. In 8 months others will be be cute.

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