Live Lounge Songs that Shouldn’t Work but Do

Mallorie Ronan

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I recognise this is a dodgy blog post because music is a very subjective topic but for what it’s worth I’m going to give my opinion anyway on songs from BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. If nothing else, it’s a chance for you all to criticise my choice in music so take advantage while you get the chance.

Just for the heck of it give each song a ‘Yay or Nay’ so I can see who agrees with my great music choices.

My Main Man Ed

Ed Sheeran Covers: ‘Diirty’ by Christina Aguilera


Mallory Knox 

Mallory Knox Covers: ‘Heroes’ by Alesso


Mr. Smith 

Sam Smith Covers: ‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman


The 1975 

The 1975 Covers: ‘Rather Be’ by Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne


Andrew Hozier-Byrne

Hozier Covers: ‘Problem’ by Ariana Grande


‘Only Love’ for this Fella

Ben Howard Covers: ‘Call Me Maybe’ by Carly Rae Jepsen


Not a Joke: Catfish and the Bottlemen

Catfish and the Bottlemen Covers: ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ by Rita Ora


Jacob Banks

Jacob Banks Covers: ‘Magic’ by Coldplay


If You Ever Wanna Be in Love, He’ll Come Around

James Bay Covers: ‘FourFiveSeconds’ by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney


They Get To Mars Really Fast

Thirty Seconds to Mars Covers: ‘Stay’ by Rihanna



Bastille Covers: ‘We Can’t Stop’ by Miley Cyrus

She’s ‘Miss Independent’

Kelly Clarkson Covers: ‘Princess of China’ by Coldplay ft. Rihanna


Ed Round 2

I know I’m being biased here giving Ed Sheeran two spots in this list BUT this is merely a special mention because of the song he covers, ‘I’m In Love With The CoCo’ by OT Genasis. Too Good.

Any other suggestions for good Live Lounges, comment below.

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