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So, what do you think of the star-studded God Only Knows cover?

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THE BBC HAS done a brave thing.

It has released a cover version of the Beach Boys’ classic tune God Only Knows.

Echoing the Perfect Day cover 17 years ago, which raised millions for Children in Need, this star-studded version of God Only Knows is aiming to do the same.

Chris Martin, Stevie Wonder, Florence Welch, Pharrell Williams and One Direction are among those who’ve loaned their voices to one line of the song. The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is also heavily involved.

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Reaction has been mixed:

Here’s the full list of performers involved: 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, Brian Wilson, Jaz Dhami, as well as the BBC’s Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone,  Jools Holland, Tees Valley Youth Choir, BBC Concert Orchestra

Well, what do you think? Have at it in the comments…

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