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16 Of The Best Covers To Ever Come Out Of BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge

Talented musicians covering songs by other talented musicians. It's bound to be good.

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1. Arctic Monkeys, "Hold On, We're Going Home"

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Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys make this Drake hit sound like it's straight off their most recent album, AM.

2. Catfish and the Bottlemen, "Black Skinhead"

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The boys of CATB also throw The Black Keys' "Howlin' for You" and Kasabian's "Shoot the Runner" into their rendition of Kanye West's "Black Skinhead."

3. Miley Cyrus, "Summertime Sadness"

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This stripped-back cover of Lana Del Rey's song shows just how strong Miley's vocals really are.

4. Little Mix, "Counting Stars/Holy Grail"

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Though they haven't quite broken in the US yet, the girls of Little Mix prove they can slay with this amazing arrangement of One Republic's and Jay-Z's respective hits.

5. London Grammar, "Wrecking Ball"

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London Grammar put a more soulful spin on Miley Cyrus' smash hit.

6. Taylor Swift, "Riptide"

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Taylor shows off her soft side with her piano/vocals version of current tour mate Vance Joy's #1 hit.

7. The 1975, "What Makes You Beautiful"

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The 1975 take One Direction's bubblegum pop debut and turn it into a swoon-worthy slow jam.

8. The Pretty Reckless, "Champagne Supernova"

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Yes, that is Jenny from Gossip Girl. The group mix in The Beatles' "Dear Prudence" at the end of the cover.

9. Fall Out Boy, "Uptown Funk"

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Pete Wentz's little dances make this rockin' cover just that much better.

10. Nina Nesbitt, "Chocolate"

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Indie rockers The 1975's breakthrough hit becomes a toned-down acoustic jam in Nesbitt's hands.

11. Maroon 5, "Happy"

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This acoustic rendition turns Pharrell's infectious pop mega-hit into a smooth ballad.

12. Circa Waves, "Love Me Like You Do"

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Ellie Goulding's hit is hardly recognizable after Circa Waves give it the full indie rock treatment.

13. Ed Sheeran, "Dirrty"

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Ed and his trusty guitar deliver a killer acoustic rendition of Christina Aguilera's sexy 2002 hit, complete with a little show of Ed's rap skills.

14. FKA Twigs, "Stay With Me"

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FKA Twigs makes Sam Smith's Grammy-winning single completely her own with her unique, almost haunting style.

15. Gabrielle Aplin, "Best Song Ever"

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Gabrielle turns 1D's 2013 single into a wistful folk-pop ballad, featuring the boys from Hudson Taylor singing back-up.

16. Ben Howard, "Call Me Maybe"

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Ben Howard's instrumentation, featuring layers of strings, guitar, drums, and so on, brings depth to Carly Rae Jepsen's unforgettable hit.

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