The 11 Most Impressive Covers From The BBC’s Live Lounge In 2013

As it turns out, a lot of the year’s biggest hits sound a lot better when they’re sung by other pop stars. Like, who knew Jared Leto could pull off a Rihanna song?

1. Miley Cyrus sings Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness”

2. Haim perform Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball”

3. Vampire Weekend perform Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”

4. Arctic Monkeys perform Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

This one in particular is about a million times better than you’d ever expect.

5. Ellie Goulding sings Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors”

6. Kodaline perform Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love”

7. Jessie J sings Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”

8. Thirty Seconds to Mars perform Rihanna’s “Stay”

9. Bastille performs Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop”

10. Laura Mvula sings Pink’s “Try”

And, ok, this isn’t a recent song, but it’s a great performance from the show either way.

11. Justin Timberlake sings The Jacksons’ “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”

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