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A remake of the Beach Boys’ masterpiece God Only Knows is sweeping the internet with its dreamlike cinematography and cast of musical legends, including Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin and Brian May.

The production celebrates the launch of BBC Music, which they described as “an ambitious wave of new programs, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years”.

The song, which also features newer musical talents like Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde, will be released as a single to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need charity.

Joining Brian Wilson, the song’s writer, are Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams. Jake Bugg, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, Chris Martin, Kylie Minogue, Paloma Faith, Sam Smith, 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, as well as the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone and Jools Holland. They are joined by the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra. (To see who they are and where they appear in the video, visit the BBC.)

(WATCH the video below via BBC’s YouTube channel)


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