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Radio 1 Cover Versions

40 artists have recorded 40 cover versions specially for Radio 1 as part of Radio 1 Established 1967. Over the next 2 weeks you can hear some of the biggest names in music exclusively covering a song from the past 40 years that Radio 1 has been on air.

Some of the artists involved include Hard-Fi, Girls Aloud, Razorlight, The Streets, Kasabian, Mika, Kylie, Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse, and Robbie Williams.

Each artist was given a different year, and asked to record a track that was a Top 20 hit in that particular year. Some of them remained true to the original version, and others reinterpreted it.

Some of the artists have spoken to Radio 1 about why they chose their track, how they've covered it, and what they think of the result. Check out the video interviews, and keep listening to Radio 1 over the next 2 weeks to hear all 40 tracks. The full listing is below, where you can also find out more about the original artists.

2006 - 1997 :: 1996 - 1987 :: 1986 - 1977 :: 1976 - 1967

The Raconteurs 2006
‘Steady As She Goes’ by The Raconteurs
Covered by Corinne Bailey Rae
The Raconteurs iLike profile

Ronan Keating 2005
‘Father & Son’ by Yusuf & Ronan Keating
Covered by The Enemy
Ronan Keating Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

Britney 2004
‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears
Covered by Hard-Fi
Britney Spears Last FM profile

The Librtines 2003
‘Don't Look Back Into The Sun’ by The Libertines
Covered by The View
The Libertines Pandora profile

Justin Timberlake 2002
‘Like I Love You’ by Justin Timberlake
Covered by Maximo Park
Justin Timberlake /music profile
Video Watch the interview

Wheatus 2001
‘Teenage Dirtbag’ by Wheatus
Covered by Girls Aloud
Wheatus iLike profile

REM 2000
'The Great Beyond’ by REM
Covered by The Fray
REM Last FM profile

Bran Van 3000 1999
‘Drinking in LA’ by Bran Van 3000
Covered by The Twang
Bran Van 3000 Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

Madonna 1998
‘Ray Of Light’ by Madonna
Covered by Natasha Bedingfield
Madonna /music profile

The Cardigans 1997
‘Love Fool’ by The Cardigans
Covered by Just Jack
The Cardigans iLike profile
Video Watch the interview

Blackstreet 1996
‘No Diggity’ by Blackstreet
Covered by Klaxons
Blackstreet Last FM profile
Video Watch the interview

Jamiroquai 1995
‘Stillness In Time’ by Jamiroquai’
Covered by Calvin Harris
Jamiroquai Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

Mary J Blige 1994
‘You're All I Need To Get By’ by Mary J Blige
Covered by Mark Ronson
Mary J Blige /music profile

Ace of Base 1993
‘All That She Wants’ by Ace Of Base
Covered by The Kooks
Ace Of Base iLike profile
Video Watch the interview

Madness 1992
‘It Must Be Love’ by Madness
Covered by Paolo Nutini
Madness Last FM profile
Video Watch the interview

Madonna 1991
‘Crazy For You’ by Madonna
Covered by Groove Armada feat. Alan Donohue
Madonna Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

String 1990
Englishman In New York‘ by Sting
Covered by Razorlight
Sting iLike profile

The Cure 1989
‘Lullaby’ by the Cure
Covered by Editors
The Cure /music profile
Video Watch the interview

Tracy Chapman 1988
‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman
Covered by Mutya Buena
Tracy Chapman Last FM profile

Hot Chocolate 1987
‘You Sexy Thing’ by Hot Chocolate
Covered by Stereophonics
Hot Chocolate Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

The Pretenders 1986
‘Don't Get Me Wrong’ by The Pretenders
Covered by Lily Allen
The Pretenders iLike profile

Huey Lewis And The News 1985
‘The Power Of Love’ by Huey Lewis & The News
Covered by The Pigeon Detectives
Huey Lewis And The News Pandora profile

George Michael 1984
‘Careless Whisper’ by George Michael
Covered by The Gossip
George Michael Last FM profile

Paul Young 1983
‘Come Back And Stay’ by Paul Young
Covered by James Morrison
Paul Young Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

The Jam 1982
‘Town Called Malice’ The Jam
Covered by McFly
The Jam iLike profile
Video Watch the interview

Queen and David Bowie 1981
‘Under Pressure’ by Queen & David Bowie
Covered by Keane
Queen /music profile

The Specials 1980
‘Too Much Too Young’ by The Specials
Covered by Kasabian
The Specials Last FM profile
Video Watch the interview

The Police 1979
‘Can't Stand Losing You’ by
The Police
Covered by Mika/Armand Van Helden
The Police Pandora profile

Undertones 1978
‘Teenage Kicks’ by The Undertones
Covered by The Raconteurs
The Undertones iLike profile

David Bowie 1977
‘Sound & Vision’ by David Bowie
Covered by Franz Ferdinand
David Bowie /music profile

Bryan Ferry 1976
‘Let's Stick Together’ by Bryan Ferry
Covered by KT Tunstall
Bryan Ferry Last FM profile
Video Watch the interview

Roxy Music 1975
‘Love Is The Drug’ by Roxy Music
Covered by Kylie
Roxy Music Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

Wings 1974
‘Band On The Run’ by Wings
Covered by Foo Fighters
Wings iLike profile

Carly Simon 1973
‘You're So Vain’ by Carly Simon
Covered by The Feeling
Carly Simon Pandora profile
Video Watch the interview

Stylistics 1972
'Betcha By Golly, Wow' by The Stylistics
Covered by Sugababes
Stylistics Last FM profile

Elton John 1971
'Your Song' by Elton John
Covered by The Streets
Elton John Pandora profile

The Kinks 1970
'Lola' by The Kinks
Covered by Robbie Williams
The Kinks iLike profile

Johnny Nash 1969
'Cupid' by Johnny Nash
Covered by Amy Winehouse
Johnny Nash Pandora profile

Jimi Hendrix 1968
'All Along The Watchtower' by Jimi Hendrix Experience
Covered by The Fratellis
Jimi Hendrix /music profile

The Move 1967
'Flowers In The Rain' by The Move
Covered by Kaiser Chiefs
The Move Pandora profile

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