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post Oct 7 2014, 07:28 PM
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Sir Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell and Kylie Minogue are among the stars who feature on this year’s Children In Need charity single, God Only Knows.

A host of stars from the music world have joined forces to launch BBC Music and this year's Children In Need charity single, God Only Knows.

The track, which is a cover of The Beach Boys’ 1966 Official Singles Chart Number 2 God Only Knows, will be available to download from midnight tonight (October 7) and is the first collaboration in history between all three major record labels; Sony, Warner and Universal Music.

26 global musicians will join The Beach Boys’ co-founder and God Only Knows writer Brian Wilson to form The Impossible Orchestra, alongside the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Check out the full list of artists who feature on God Only Knows below:

Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith and Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Brian May, Dave Grohl, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, Jaz Dhami, Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone, Jools Holland, the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

“It’s a song that has been and will forever be part of pop history and to be singing it alongside my idols was overwhelming” adds Sam Smith.“All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough,” Brian Wilson says, “God Only Knows is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

The accompanying video for God Only Knows, directed by Francois Rousselet (Iggy Azalea, Kanye West, Madonna) was broadcast across all BBC channels earlier this evening. The short shows a seemingly disused and decayed Alexandra Palace Theatre brought to life by a magical performance of the track.

On working with The Impossible Orchestra Queen’s Brian May said, “Working on God Only Knows made me appreciate its musical construction more fully. It was like getting a glimpse into the mind of its creators. It's a unique piece, and the experience of being a part of this new production was a great pleasure.”

“God Only Knows is such an iconic song, it's one of those classics that is eternal, if anything it only gets better with time,” adds Kylie Minogue.


Listen here: https://twitter.com/BBCOne/status/519563422325682176
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post Oct 7 2014, 07:33 PM
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Lorde/Florence lines slay me in this.

Loads of random old people I don't know and a song I don't know either, oops sad.gif Quite a nice song though!


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As gorgeous as Zayn looks in the video, it's utterly pointless even having them there laugh.gif They sang for all of two seconds.
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QUOTE(jsilv @ Oct 7 2014, 09:35 PM) *
Lorde/Florence lines slay me in this.

Loads of random old people I don't know and a song I don't know either, oops sad.gif Quite a nice song though!

You dont know God Only Knows? nono.gif drama.gif
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QUOTE(Calum Hood @ Oct 7 2014, 08:39 PM) *
As gorgeous as Zayn looks in the video, it's utterly pointless even having them there laugh.gif They sang for all of two seconds.


It's just the names alone that help sell songs like this, similar to things like the Helping Haiti cover of Everybody Hurts. Raises money for charity!
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There's already fans on Twitter complaining though that the whole thing is such a waste of money in the first place though. laugh.gif I really doubt they'd be any worse off if it was One Direction alone on the song.
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Even so, the more big names, the better, and it's raising money for charity so I'm sure they've got no issue in joining in for that reason alone!
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post Oct 7 2014, 08:29 PM
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Zayn looks so good and Harry with shorter hair wub.gif
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Only cause this was filmed a while ago kink.gif
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post Oct 7 2014, 09:04 PM
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Harry's in desperate need of a haircut though, let's be honest x
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QUOTE(Calum Hood @ Oct 7 2014, 10:04 PM) *
Harry's in desperate need of a haircut though, let's be honest x


Absolutely not x

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QUOTE(Calum Hood @ Oct 7 2014, 11:04 PM) *
Harry's in desperate need of a haircut though, let's be honest x

Finally someone who agrees with me. wub.gif
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Is this forum not capable of any discussion not ending up about their hair?? laugh.gif

Anyway this song is a total borefest, I think there's too many people involved. Can't see it troubling for number 1 at all.
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QUOTE(AdamAloud @ Oct 8 2014, 09:45 AM) *
Is this forum not capable of any discussion not ending up about their hair?? laugh.gif

Anyway this song is a total borefest, I think there's too many people involved. Can't see it troubling for number 1 at all.

kink.gif ZAYN'S HAIR THO ADAM.

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I suppose (what Joseph said), the more names on the song the more copies it's likely to sell, but from the perspective of it actually making a good song, that's a whole other kettle of fish. A good song, it is not, and like you say, there are far too many people involved.
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