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The Top 10 Radio 1 Live Lounge Covers

Written by Flora Riddle / Photography by Wayne Posner, One Nation / July 20, 2017

Stormzy covering Kanye West’s ‘Ultralight Beam’

Yet again proving that he really does have the Maidus touch, Stormzy adds a new rawness to the song.


Gabrielle Aplin covering One Direction’s ‘Best Song Ever’

Aplin adds true sentiment to the song and changes the meaning.


Thirty Seconds To Mars covering Rhianna’s ‘Stay

Hearing Jared Leto belt out this Rhianna as a 80’s ballad if everything we never knew we wanted.


Rag’n’Bone Man covering Beyonce’s ‘Freedom’

Beyonce is notoriously difficult to cover but this effortlessly brilliant cover demonstrates the talent of the Rag’n’Bone Man and we can’t wait to see what he does next.


Bastille covering Miley Cyrus’ ‘We Can’t Stop’

Another throwback to 2013 but with over 32 million views this is a classic Radio 1 Live Lounge cover demonstrating that one song can sound like an entirely new track with a different artist.


Hozier covering Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem

Hozier’s gravely voice lends itself so well to this pop anthem, who knew!


One Direction covering Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’

A bitter sweet reminder that the band is no more but still here’s hoping they might come back together for more covers like this.


Catfish and the Bottlemen covering Kanye’s ‘Black Skinhead’

A totally new and earthy rock sound for this fast Kanye track.


Paramore covering Drake’s ‘Passionfruit’  

So exciting to see the band back and hoping that this features on a future set list.


Ed Sheeran covering Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty

Ed Sheeran lending his voice to this amazing Christina track makes us fall in love with the song all over again.


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