T2 Trainspotting director Danny Boyle described this as one of the songs that forms the movie's "heartbeat".
He said: "Trainspotting
, the original book is like a modern Ulysses
. It's unsurpassed I think, and reading it is still like the 'rush of ocean to the heart'. You're always looking for the heartbeat of a film. For Trainspotting
it was Underworld's 'Born Slippy
'. For T2
It's Young Fathers. Their songs are my heartbeat for the film. And 'Only God Knows' is that rush again. The ocean. The heart."