God only knows revisited

The BBC assembled 27 musicians of all styles for a cover of the classic Beach Boys song God Only Knows.

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.


10 thoughts on “God only knows revisited

  1. There is a dark side to the music industry that no one seems to be addressing. People like Miley, Brittney Spears, Justin Bieber. They should not let children anywhere near the music industry.

    This is an eye opening video on the transformations that occur. If you don’t believe in Illuminati then you can ignore that reference, the transformation still has occurred. You can also ignore the Romans verse at the end if you wish. 🙂


    • Heck,
      I never needed the hypothetical Illuminati to put me off the Music industry. I’ve always hated the images, the violent music and the hypnotic beats, as well as the inane lyrics. I guess I was lucky to completely lose interest in pop music about the beginning of the 50s.
      And I replaced it with the love of Opera and Classical music as well as melodic and uplifting light music.

      As musician Bryan, are you going to offer some sort of defense of the pop music system?


      • I’d be relucent to judge ALL popular music as inane, violent and hypnotic. I too love opera and what is called classical music but I’ve also heard music in that genre that is inane and less than uplifting. If we place ourselves in an elitist box we miss out on a lot of good music. That’s something educated and aware music lovers tend to avoid.

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      • I was not talking about the music…well not this time, I was talking about the industry. You can lump the film industry in there as well. Children do not come out the other end in the best of shape.


    • I haven’t watched your video Dom,

      So don’t know if it’s mentioned, but it is not uncommon amongst celebrities; certainly in the music and film industry, to channel demonic entities during performances and film acting. I was shocked to hear that even Denzel Washington admitted to doing so, as I have always considered him to be a committed Christian.

      But of course, it is not talked about because the world does not want to know that the Spirit of Seduction (witchcraft) is alive and well and gaining a lot of ground, it would seem. Still, it does not discriminate. Even committed Christians have to battle this spirit in their lives. I should know; I’ve certainly had to. It’s an ongoing battle to fight the good fight of faith.

      And don’t discount how some parents of celebrities exploit their children.


      • Philippians 4:8-9
        Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.


    • The more and more I read about the entertainment industry be it music or film, the more I think there should be an age limit.

      Music videos are porn nowadays. It’s like they just can’t rely on their talent anymore, they need to keep pushing that envelope and be more and more shocking. They’re competing with eachother. It worked for Madonna. She got fame, but do you really hear her music played much today in the same way you do the Beatles still?

      They need to get a grip and clean up their act.


  2. I loved it!

    I love the song anyway, but I enjoyed listening to all those different and talented voices. Loved that they could hold their individuality, yet all go so well together.


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