Pharrell, Lorde & One Direction (Among Many Others) Cover The Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” For BBC Music: Watch
In celebration of their BBC Music launch, the BBC managed to gather some of the biggest names in music to create an epic cover of The Beach Boys‘ classic – “God Only Knows.” Pharrell ascends down a flight of stairs as he kicks off the song. He is followed by features from artists like Emeli Sandé, Sir Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Geri Halliwell, Brian May, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, The Beach Boys’ own Brian Wilson and a handful of others!
The video has an old-Hollywood theme thanks to its theater setting, which is complete with an orchestra and fairytale-like effects (see Minogue floating in a bubble). The end result is a dreamy visual that will lift your spirits. All proceeds from the song’s release will going to the charity, Children In Need.
Watch the clip up top.
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