"God Only Knows" - BBC Music's Impossible Orchestra [YouTube Official Music Video + Behind-The-Scenes]

Brad Bershad

by Brad Bershad

Published October 7, 2014

BBC's new music in initiative has launched with a bang. Below, you can watch the official music video and behind-the-scenes video of their so-called Impossible Orchestra performing the Beach Boys' classic "God Only Knows."

Impossible Orchestra - "God Only Knows" BBC Music Video:


Impossible Orchestra "God Only Knows" Credits:

Martin James Bartlett, Pharrell, Emeli Sande, Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Brian Wilson, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Eliza Carthy, Nicola Benedetti, Jools Holland, Brian May, Jake Bugg, Katie Derham, Lauren Laverne, Gareth Malone, Alison Balsom, One Direction, Zane Lowe, Jaz Dhami, Paloma Faith, Chrissie Hynde, Jamie Cullum, Baaba Maal, Danielle de Niese, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith

Impossible Orchestra - "God Only Knows" BBC Music Video Behind-The-Scenes:

The song's writer, Brian Wilson, is featured prominently along an incredible collection of stars that includes Pharrell, Emeli Sande, Elton John, Lorde, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Jools Holland, Queen's Brian May, Jake Bugg, One Direction, Zane Lowe, The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde, Dave Grohl, and Sam Smith.

Beyond the celebrity star power, the music is also phenomenal. While each singer only has about a line each, they all show off their unique personality and they each sound great. In addition to the vocal performances, Stevie Wonder's harmonica playing is a highlight as well as Brian May's guitar cameos.

Proceeds from sales of the song are being donated to BBC's Children In Need.

For more information about the Impossible Orchestra, head to BBC Music's page describing each member.


Source: BBC Music

Brian May Brian Wilson Chris Martin Chrissie Hynde Dave Grohl Elton John Emeli Sande Jake Bugg Jamie Cullum Jools Holland Kylie Minogue Lorde Nicola Benedetti One Direction Paloma Faith Pharrell Sam Smith Stevie Wonder The Beach Boys
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