Various Artists – God Only Knows (cover)
I’m not normally in the business of skipping the artists’ names in a title, but you’ll understand why I’ve done so this time as you continue reading. To celebrate the launch of BBC Music, the BBC managed to pull together some of the finest voices in the world of music. The artists involved in covering The Beach Boys’ 1966 record, “God Only Knows” are *deep breath* Brian Wilson (of The Beach Boys), Pharrell WIlliams, Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Florence Welch, Elton John, Brian May (of Queen), Paloma Faith, Emeli Sandé, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, Lorde, Chrissie Hynde, Jake Bugg, Eliza Carthy, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Baaba Maal, and One Direction. BBC hosts Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Jools Holland, Gareth Malone and Katie Derham made appearances in the visuals, and to add to the already impressive line-up, the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra also contributed. The track will be released to help support the BBC’s “Children In Need” program.