The last time we featured BBC1’s Live Lounge was just before their 2014 album was released. Since then there have been scores of amazing covers by artists you could never imagine singing them. That’s the beauty of the Live Lounge, the cover versions are mostly a totally different genre than the artist normally performs. This has led to lots of new discoveries like when Jamie Callum performed a cover of Pharrell Williams’s ‘Frontin’ it eventually led to him being signed by Pharrell’s label.
The Live Lounge performances are intimate, alive and buzzing with energy. Invited artists usually perform one song of their own and a cover of someone else’s, always in an acoustic format. The Live Lounge is also a physical studio within Radio 1 studios from where the performances are broadcast. Some shows though, are broadcast from the BBC Maida Vale Studios as the Live Lounge is fairly small.
We’ve selected our Top 10 most recent performances. Creation 5 users – you’ll find all these performance already in Creation 5 under Playlists >> BBC Live Lounge
Ed Sheeran covers Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirty’ in the Live Lounge
Fall Out Boy cover Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’
Imagine Dragons cover Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ in the Live Lounge
George Ezra covers Macy Gray’s ‘I Try’ in the Live Lounge
Meghan Trainor covers 5 Seconds of Summer’s ‘Don’t Stop’ In The Live Lounge
Gorgon City ft Jennifer Hudson – ‘Go All Night’ in the Live Lounge
Hozier covers Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ in the Live Lounge
Years & Years cover Haim’s ‘Don’t Save Me’ in the Live Lounge
Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne cover Jungle’s ‘Busy Earnin’ in the Live Lounge
Kiesza covers Naughty Boy’s ‘La La La’ in the Live Lounge
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