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These Are Some Of The Best Covers Played By Bands In Radio 1 Sessions

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 9 February 2019 at 13.09

For years bands have been visiting the BBC and producing absolutely beautiful sessions. During those sessions many have taken on someone else's song and made it their own. Here are some of the best examples of that. You are welcome. 



TWENTY ONE PILOTS  - '9 CRIMES' (DAMIEN RICE)

Damien Rice has produced some of the most beautifully heartbreaking music of the 21st Century. When you combine that with one of the most innovative and passionate musicians of the modern day, in the form of Tyler Joseph, you are guaranteed tear-inducing perfection. 



ALL TIME LOW - 'GREEN LIGHT' (LORDE)
Taking the pulsing beats and choral refrains of Lorde's orginal version and putting their own neon tinted late night spin on it, All Time Low really showed off the breadth of their talents in the Live Lounge here. 



MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - 'COMMON PEOPLE' (PULP)
If you're going to cover Pulp, you better make it an absolute stormer. Luckily My Chemical Romance are professionals and add a lick of fuzzy goodness to this brit-pop classic. 



PVRIS - 'TALKING BODY' (TOVE LO)
More proof that everything PVRIS touch turns to gold, as the mysterious and minimalist style of the band complimeted this pulsing club classic from Tove Lo wonderfully. 



YOU ME AT SIX - 'POKER FACE' (LADY GAGA)
One from the archieves here. A fresh faced You Me At Six putting some of the rocks into one of Lady Gaga's most famous numbers will never ever get old. 



FALL OUT BOY - 'UPTOWN FUNK' (MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS)
More like Funk Out Boy, right? Right?! Patrick Stump's soul voice was ready made to emulate Bruno Mars really, wasn't it? Pete Wentz, get the stretch. 



BLINK 182 - 'BOYS DON'T CRY' (THE CURE)
Another beauty from way back in the day. Seeing as they had lead singer Robert Smith appear on their self-titled record, Blink repaid the favour by putting their own spin on one of his own tunes. 



ENTER SHIKARI - 'KEEP YOUR HEAD UP' (BEN HOWARD)
The positivity pulsing through Ben Howard's breakout hit suits Enter Shikari's ethos down to a tee. So with that in mind, putting their own drum and bass riddled spin on things was pretty much a no brainer. Utterly beautiful. 



CREEPER - 'A CHANGE OF HEART' (THE 1975)
As simple and stunning as it gets, Will Gould and Hannah Greenwood put together an absolutely gorgeous piano version of one of The 1975's most devestating moments. We're not crying, YOU ARE. 



NECK DEEP - 'WELCOME TO PARADISE' (GREEN DAY)
Appearing as part of Radio 1 Rocks at Maida Vale, Neck Deep channelled their inner 'Dookie' and pulled out an absolutely stormer. As snotty and sarcastic as you would ever want it to be. 



THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS - 'STAY' (RIHANNA)
A cover that has found its way into Thirty Seconds To Mars' live set, Jared Leto takes one of Rihanna's most vulnarable tracks and gives it a bit of gruff soul. The sort of music that makes your hairs stand on end. 



LOWER THAN ATLANTIS - 'REAL LOVE' (CLEAN BANDIT)
Throwing in a bit of cheekiness for good measure, LTA completely revamped Clean Bandit's club-bothering versionof 'Real Love' and made it positively tropical. 

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