November 13th, 2011 will see the release of 'Teardrop', the official song of BBC Children In Need 2011. It is performed by an all-star supergroup called The Collective, which was assembled by Take That's Gary Barlow and which features some of the best of British talent, including Wretch 32 and Tulisa Contostavlos.
The spine tingling video for Teardrop - a cover of the well known song by Massive Attack - sees the artists recording their lines in a studio, with the exception of Tulisa, who stands in front of a screen that's projecting images of children that the charity helps. In addition, the song's lyrics are shown on screen and many are written out by the singers.
The full line up of The Collective includes: Ms. Dynamite; Ed Sheeran; Tulisa Contosavlos; Tinchy Stryder; Labrinth; Rizzle Kicks; Wretch 32; Dot Rotten and Mz Bratt. Gary Barlow also asked readers of British tabloid The Sun to help come up with a name for the supergroup, which sees them give the always thought provoking and inspiring charity song an ambitious makeover.
All proceeds from Teardrop will go straight to supporting disadvantaged children in the UK, where Children In Need is based.
Ono is to receive a credit for co-writing 'Imagine', 46 years after it was released.
Famous rocker Steve Earle has calls Noel Gallagher ''the most overrated songwriter ever'' and praised Damon Albarn.