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It’s Wednesday, and You Know What That Means . . .

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beach boysIt’s Not-Really-Wordless Wednesday! Time for some tunes. And today’s is something very special.

You’d have to have been living under a rock for the last 60+ years to not be at least a little familiar with the Beach Boys’ hit, God Only Knows. The flipside of Wouldn’t It Be Nice, not only was it all over the radio in 1966 and voted to number 25 on Billboard’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it was also the opening music for HBO’s very popular series, Big Love.

But the BBC has managed to reinvent it in a big way. To launch their new channel, BBC Music, they formed a supergroup called The Impossible Orchestra, comprised of some of the biggest talents in music today to record a cover of the already-iconic song. The group includes Brian Wilson of the original Beach Boys, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, and a host of other luminaries from all genres, and the recording is a total delight. And director François Rousselet pulled out all the computer-generated stops to make the video a visual treat as well.

The day after its debut on BBC, the single went on sale as a charity donation to the BBC’s charity, Children in Need, which raises funds to improve the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK. So go do a nice thing, and if you like it, buy it!

Okay, that wasn’t even a little wordless. Hope you nonetheless enjoy the song!

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

7 thoughts on “It’s Wednesday, and You Know What That Means . . .

  1. Our family holiday started today, and this was a nice kickoff, thanks.

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  2. well, I’m seeing this on a Friday but I’m wordless because seriously it knocked me on my butt and left me speechless….thank you! I find I must reblog…I mean, really? You, my dear, find the greatest beautiful things!!!

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  3. Reblogged this on mountainme and commented:
    well, being a huge Beach Boys fan and this being one of my favorite Beach Boys songs I had to check this out….holy mother of fucking god! it made me tingle all over and burst into tears….yeah, I’m that kind of sap.

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