Bryan Adams, Cher, the Spice Girls' Mel C, Lenny Kravitz, Kylie Minogue, Nile Rodgers and Robbie Williams are among the star musicians who've contributed to a cover song benefiting underprivileged British children.
Coming together as the suitably-named Radio 2 Allstars, the musicians have released a heartfelt cover of Oasis' "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" to support BBC Children In Need, the official charity of the U.K.'s national broadcaster. Other musicians contributing to the single include Izzy Bizu, Grace Chatto of Clean Bandit, Jamie Cullum, Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith, Rebecca Ferguson, Jess Glynne, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, KSI, Lauv, Ava Max, James Morrison, Gregory Porter, Jack Savoretti, Jay Sean, Anoushka Shankar, Yola and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
All proceeds from sales and streams of "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" will go towards BBC Children In Need.
BBC Children In Need's mission is to "help ensure every child in the U.K. is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential." Started in 1927 as a radio appeal which took place on Christmas Day to support four U.K. children's charities, BBC Children In Need estimates it now provides direct support to more than 3,900 children's charities across the U.K. BBC Children In Need says it has collected and contributed more than £1 billion ($1.74 billion CAD) to children-related causes since 1980 through its grant system.
A video for the Radio 2 Allstars' "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" features a compilation of the many song contributors singing their lines in diverse locales, with Bryan Adams sharing his screen-time with a dog, Cher singing in front of elaborate hedges and Nile Rodgers performing at the edge of a riverbank, all interspersed with footage of young children in hospitals engaged in various therapeutic activities and at play.
Watch the video for Radio 2 Allstars "Stop Crying Your Heart Out"