15 Best Radio 1 Live Lounge Covers

13. Ellie Goulding - Heartbeats (Originally by The Knifes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU_TxQrK370 On the back of Jose Gonzalez acoustic cover of Heartbeats, Ellie covered the track. Goulding€™s timid quirky style captures a feeling of the nervous excitement of young love. This song becomes less depressing and more sweet and innocent. Her Live Lounge version of Rihanna's Only Girl In The World is also excellent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ow0bA4H3BQ

12. Will Young - Hey Ya (Originally by Outkast)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60oondKs6ck The Pop Idol winner takes the Obadiah Parker approach to Outkast€™s hyperactive hit. He takes it to church with a gospel choir and soulful vocals, making is almost unrecognizable. He covered another pop gem Don't Cha by the Pussycat Dolls It also goes to prove talent show winners have some talent.
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