Monday, July 26, 2010

For The Love Of Covers

Today will be dedicated to something with a little variety. There has been a show on BBC Radio for some time that has bands live in studio covering a current Top 40 song during their sets. It's called Radio 1 Live Lounge and has produced a great selection of covers. I believe it is hosted for the most part by Jo Whiley. This is such a great idea to get a band's take on something they would probably never attempt under othter circumstances. Sometimes it's amazing to hear a song reworked by actual musicians who play instruments. You can check out the website and listen live to the broadcast or check out a selection of what they offer below:

Manic Street Preachers - "Umbrella (Rhianna Cover)

The Automatic - "Gold Digger (Kanye West Cover)"
"Love In This Club (Usher Cover)"

Klaxons - "No Diggity (Blackstreet Cover)"

The Maccabees - "Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Peas Cover)"

White Lies - "Love Lockdown (Kanye West Cover)"

Franz Ferdinand - "Womanizer (Britney Spears Cover)"

The Kooks - "Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover)"

Friendly Fires - "Use Somebody (Kings of Leon Cover)"

Arctic Monkeys - "You Know I'm No Good (Amy Winehouse Cover)"

Last Shadow Puppets - "SOS (Rhianna Cover)"

Bat For Lashes - "Use Somebody (Kings of Leon Cover)"

Boy Kill Boy - "Maneater (Nelly Furtado Cover)"

The Enemy - "Hung Up (Madonna Cover)"

Embrace - "How Come (D12 Cover)"

Hard-Fi - "Toxic (Britney Spears Cover)"

Jónsi - "Time To Pretend (MGMT Cover)"

The Magic Numbers - "Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand Cover)"

Snow Patrol - "Crazy In Love (Beyonce Cover)"

The Twang - "Drinking In LA (Bran Van 3000 Cover)"

This is also a great way to hear some of these bands. I honestly don't listen to the radio anymore or watch the atrocity that is Muchmusic so I only hear Top 40 songs through these covers. Much better way to hear it than the originals. Anyways I hope these end up on your playlists at some point so you too can enjoy them!

Big Love

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