It's Live Lounge Month! Thirty days of live performances from the great and good of rock and pop, including James Bay, Muse, Chvrches, and The Weeknd. And that got us thinking: who in the history of the Live Lounge has been covered the most? So we went through the archives and crunched some numbers. We reckon this list's pretty accurate (and it's in order). Ready?
Irish singer-songwriter Hozier began Live Lounge Month with a version of Sam Smith's Lay Me Down that blew everyone away, including Smith himself. Last year, though, Hozier covered Arctic Monkeys, who, like Gaga, have also clocked up 10 covers. Two of those were on the same day - by Queens of the Stone Age in September 2013.
Bruno is the third of four artists with 10 covers to their names - doubly impressive in his case because we're not including features in our list, which means Uptown Funk, the much-covered Mark Ronson hit he sang on, doesn't count. Here are Marmozets doing their wonderfully rocked-out take on Locked Out of Heaven last September.
Out on her own in third place with 12 covers is Katy Perry, here having her song Dark Horse being reinterpreted byKwabs. Over the years Katy's been covered in the Live Lounge by the likes of Bruno Mars and McFly. Example's even taken her on twice - once in 2010 and again 2014. Katy has visited the Live Lounge herself on two occasions, covering Electric Feel by MGMT, and Jay Z and Kanye's N****s In Paris.
If Coldplay hadn't covered Rihanna's We Found Love in 2011, they would have tied first. But they did, so Rihanna wins - with 19 covers (plus a half, if you count Jess Glynne dropping a bit of Umbrella into her James Bay cover). There have been loads of really good ones: Thirty Seconds To Mars doing Stay in 2013 was a winner, as was Only Girl byEllie Goulding, Live Lounge Month artist on 27 September.