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You Don't Have to Be a Beach Boys Fan to Love This Star-Studded Cover of "God Only Knows"

To help celebrate BBC Music's official launch this week, the British network assembled an impressive lineup of classic and contemporary artists to cover the Beach Boys hit "God Only Knows." In total, 27 musicians — including iconic acts like Elton John and Stevie Wonder and modern favourites such as Pharrell Williams, Lorde, and One Direction — linked up to perform the 1966 hit, which was a veritable dream come true for Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, who has a prominent role in the accompanying video. The singer-songwriter said, "I just feel so incredibly humbled that the BBC would choose 'God Only Knows' to promote their new music initiative. All of the artists did such a beautiful job, and I can't thank them enough. I'm just honoured 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."

The beautiful video for the song also features musicians like Florence Welch, Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, and Chrissie Hynde, as well as an 80-piece concert orchestra. Watch (and listen!) to the gorgeous cover above, then buy a copy of the song to support BBC's Children in Need campaign.

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