BBC Music has wet a huge splash with a cover of the Beach Boys “God Only Knows”, one of the greatest songs in the American cannon. They transform a surf classic into an all-star extravaganza (and accompanying high-production video) with help from an 80-piece orchestra and vocal cameos from 27 big-name musical artists. You can almost play Where’s Waldo, name checking Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, One Direction, Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Brian Welch, Florence Martin, English folksinger Eliza Carthy, Chrysse Hinde and, yes, the Beach Boy original, Brian Wilson. Proceeds go to BBC Children in Need, so feel free to donate to the organization and hold the ice bucket, please.


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