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The BBC hoists in dozens of musicians for a charity cover of "God Only Knows"

08 October 2014, 10:54 | Written by Laurence Day

The BBC's "Impossible Orchestra" has covered The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows" for this year's Children In Need charity single.

The mega-collab features some of the biggest legends and brightest sparks in music today, stretching over the breadth of the musical world, from rock to opera, from soul to folk, and from classical to bhangra. Included in the massive line-up are Lorde, Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Brian Wilson, Sam Smith and Florence Welch. Find out the whole cast here.

Introducing the cover on their website the BBC state:

"BBC Music is delighted to share with you this extraordinary version of the Beach Boys' masterpiece, God Only Knows, to celebrate our love of music. With the 80-piece BBC Concert Orchestra at its heart and 27 ridiculously talented musicians from a wide range of genres, this "impossible orchestra" represents the talent, diversity and musical passion found every single day throughout the BBC."

Watch the showy version below, and find out how to make sure you can grab a copy of the single here.

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