Watch an all-star musical cast perform the classic Beach Boys song “God Only Knows.” The video celebrates the launch of BBC Music, while a downloadable recording will raise funds for Britain’s Children in Need charity.
Along with the Beach Boy’s legendary Brian Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Emeli Sandé, Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Queen’s Brian May, Jools Holland, Jake Bugg, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Chrissie Hynde, Jamie Cullum, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, and more perform the song as the “Impossible Orchestra” with the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra providing backup.
“All of the artists did such a beautiful job. I can’t thank them enough,” Brian told the BBC. “I’m just honored that ‘God Only Knows’ was chosen. ‘God Only Knows’ is a very special song, an extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”
“God Only Knows” is a track off of the iconic 1966 Beach Boys album, Pet Sounds, arguably one of the greatest and most influential records of the era. Well, it’s definitely one of my favorites. “God Only Knows” is an exquisitely beautiful song, the artists and orchestra do a wonderful job. I’m also loving the psychedelic art direction. Watch it below.
Via Yahoo Music