An AI The Beatles Cover Of The Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows' Has Appeared On YouTube

5 May 2023 | 9:43 am | Mary Varvaris

God Only Knows is one of Paul McCartney's favourite songs of all time.

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Another AI video starring one band taking on a different group’s music has appeared on YouTube, following the AI “lost” Oasis album and doctored Kurt Cobain vocals used on the Hole classic, Celebrity Skin.

This time, it’s John Lennon and Paul McCartney reunited with Ringo Starr and George Harrison on an AI version of The Beatles covering God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. You can listen to the track below.

God Only Knows is regarded as one of McCartney’s favourite songs of all time, with the singer previously noting, “God Only Knows is one of the few songs that reduces me to tears every time I hear it,” per Far Out Magazine.

“It’s really just a love song, but it’s brilliantly done. It shows the genius of Brian [Wilson of The Beach Boys].”

The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations was recently revealed to be the happiest song ever recorded, according to music psychologist Dr Michael Bonshor.

"Previous studies have found songs are perceived as happy if they are in a major key, with a sweet spot of approximately 137 beats per minute. We like ‘7th chords’ as they add interest – regular chords use three notes, whereas ‘seventh chords’ add an extra note which provides a sense of musical 'tension' and 'relief,'" Dr Bonshor explained, per The Daily Mail.

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He continued, "We like high volume when it comes to how our happy songs are made, with notes played in a bright and bouncy way by instruments such as trumpets or electric guitars, instead of mellower instruments. Finally, a repetitive rhythm or guitar riff that people can latch onto and becomes memorable is the cherry on the cake."

Last month, UK alt-rockers Breezer revealed their AI version of a “lost” Oasis album after they admitted to feeling “bored” waiting for the band to reform.

All eight tracks on The Lost Tapes are original tracks written by Breezer during the 2021 Covid-19 lockdowns in the UK, with AI used to recreate Liam Gallagher’s vocals.

The “alternate reality concept album” is a fun 32-minute trip through what could have been if Oasis would make new music - a trip back to the 90s.

Earlier this week, fans shared their outrage over the AI Kurt Cobain vocals on Celebrity Skin. One Twitter user called the AI version, “copyright infringement, totally distasteful, poorly executed, and subtextual misogyny,” while a separate poster laid their feelings out as clearly as possible: “This sounds like shit.”