All-Star Songs for Charity

BBC Music debuted its all-star cover version of one of my favorite songs, "God Only Knows," to support its Children in Need campaign.  It's a solid effort, even if the video is a bit over-produced.  "We Are the World" managed to draw more celebrities in a recording studio and didn't need special effects to grab audiences' attention. Still this is a lovely song for a good cause with some talented names and familiar faces involved.  Check out the video:



It's especially good seeing Brian Wilson prominently part of the performance.

Other all-star songs for charity over the years have included:

"Come Together Now" -- Haiti Charity

"Do They Know It's Christmas" -- Band Aid

"Everybody Hurts" -- Helping Haiti

"Give and Let Live" -- Hope Collective

"Give Peace a Chance" -- The Peace Choir

"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll" -- Children's Promise

"Just Stand Up" -- Stand Up to Cancer

"King Holiday" -- The King Dream Chorus and Holiday Crew

"Let It Be" -- Ferry Aid

"Love Can Build a Bridge" -- Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, Eric Clapton for Comic Relief

"Perfect Day" -- BBC

"The Saints Are Coming" -- U2 and Green Day

"Self Destruction" -- Stop the Violence

"Sing" -- Treatment Action Campaign

"Stars" -- Hear N Aid

"Sun City" -- Artists United Against Apartheid

"Beds Are Burning" -- Time for Climate Justice

"Tears Are Not Enough" -- Famine Relief in Ethiopia

"Tears in Heaven" -- Tsunami Relief

"That's What Friends Are For" -- Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Elton John for AmFAR

"Voices That Care" -- for U.S. troops in Operation Desert Storm

"We Are the World" -- USA for Africa

"We Are the World 25" -- for Haiti

"We're All in the Same Gang" -- West Coast Rap All-Stars

"What More Can I Give" -- Michael Jackson and Friends

"What's Going On" -- Artists Against AIDS Worldwide

"Yakety Yak Take It Back" -- Take It Back Foundation

"You'll Never Walk Alone" -- The Crowd

Did I forget any?  Which is you're favorite?

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