Who doesn’t love a good cover? Whether they’re recorded in a bedroom and uploaded on YouTube or, if you’re fancy, done in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge – we are always curious to hear an artist’s take on a popular song.
As it happens, we’ve got the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge 2014 compilation coming out on 27 October.
The forthcoming double-disc release features some of this year’s major new faves like Sam Smith, George Ezra, Ella Henderson and Foxes. They’ve also got the old reliables like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, HAIM and Paolo Nutini.
Here are six covers we can’t wait to re-live on the album:
1. Kasabian covering Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX’s ‘Fancy’
2. Ed Sheeran covering Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’
3. London Grammar covering Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’
4. Little Mix covering ‘Counting Stars (OneRepublic)/ Holy Grail (Jay Z)/ Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)’
5. Ella Henderson covering ‘Say Something’ by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
6. Example covering Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’
Check out the BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2014 compilation tracklisting.