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Allstar line-up features on new Children In Need single

By | Published on Friday 13 November 2020

Children In Need 2020 single artwork

This year’s Children In Need single has been released to coincide with, well, Children In Need, which is today. The song, a cover of Oasis’s ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’, features numerous artists, including Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue, Lenny Kravitz, Bryan Adams and Cher.

Produced by Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling, artists were recorded remotely around the world. Radio 2 Head Of Music Jeff Smith, who curated the line-up of artists involved, says: “I would like to thank Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling for brilliantly producing this record plus Phill Deacon for making an amazing film of the song”.

“I’d also like to thank every single artist and musician who helped bring this extraordinary track to life”, he adds. “I think the lyrics within this song are extremely poignant given the times we are in, and hope this song not only raises vital funds for children and young people across the UK, but also brings hope to people that need it, as the lyrics say ‘just try not to worry, you’ll see them someday'”.

Kylie Minogue comments: “Children In Need is such a special charity and so loved by everyone, including me. It was a privilege to take part in this recording with so many amazing artists. This year it feels even more poignant than ever, and I hope we can all come together to raise as much as possible”.

The full line-up for the track is: Bryan Adams, Izzy Bizu, Cher, Clean Bandit, Mel C, Jamie Cullum, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Jess Glynne, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Lenny Kravitz, KSI, Lauv, Ava Max, Kylie Minogue, James Morrison, Gregory Porter, Nile Rodgers, Jack Savoretti, Jay Sean, Anoushka Shankar, Robbie Williams and Yola.

The backing track was performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra alongside Grace Chatto and Sheku Kanneh-Mason on cello and Anoushka Shankar on sitar.

At least 50p from every download sale will go to Children In Need. The video for the track will premiere during tonight’s telethon. Find out more and listen to the track here.