Five Favourite Friday... Children in Need Songs


Tonight sees the BBC hold their annual telethon to raise money for children’s charities, Children In Need. One of my favourite things to do with the night is the official songs that are released as one of the ways of generating money.

In honour of this years Children In Need event, I’m going to go through my favourite Children In Need Songs.

1) Lou Reed and Various Artists - Perfect Day 
Such an amazing ensemble of stars turned out for a very iconic cover of Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’, a song that has a positive vibe to it.



2) Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir - Wake Me Up
The celebrity choirmaster pulled together an ‘all star’ choir to cover Avicii’s dance track ‘Wake Me Up’ and it’s a very good take on it!



3) S Club 7 - Never Had A Dream Come True 
A bit soppy, but very listenable to.



4) The Collective - Teardrop
It was only as I was researching this list that I heard this song, again it’s another group of popular artists of the day recording the classic Massive Attack track.



5) Peter Kay’s Animated All Star Band - The Official BBC Children In Need Medley 
A modern classic in my eyes, creating a wonderful medley of great tracks and it brought a number of songs to my attention that I now love. It’s also got a great video accompanying the track featuring dozens of familiar children’s animated characters, from Muffin the Mule to Iggle Piggle, Bagpuss to Scooby Doo.



A bit brief, but there we have my favourite Children In Need Songs.

You can donate to the cause here - https://mydonatetelethonsappeals.bt.com/donate/cin2017/


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