Paul McCartney's Beach tears
Sep 19, 2007, 6:48 GMT
Sir Paul McCartney breaks down in tears every time he hears the Beach Boys' song 'God Only Knows'.
The 65-year-old Beatles legend has confessed he can't control his emotions whenever he hears the Brian Wilson penned track.
Speaking on a special Radio 1 show to mark the British station's 40th anniversary, Paul said: "'God Only Knows' is one of the few songs that reduces me to tears every time I hear it. It's really just a love song, but it's brilliantly done. It shows the genius of Brian.
"I've actually performed it with him and I'm afraid to say that during the sound check I broke down. It was just too much to stand there singing this song that does my head in, and to stand there singing it with Brian."
During the hour-long show, Paul played a selection of his all-time favourite songs, including The Guillemots' 'Little Bear', Elvis Presley's 'Heartbreak Hotel' and Beatles classic 'Hey Jude'.
As part of the fortnight-long birthday celebrations, Blondie singer Debbie Harry, Oasis star Noel Gallagher and Gwen Stefani will be taking to the airwaves to host their own hour-long 'Legends' shows.
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