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Posted: 16 Aug 07, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The compilation features one cover from each year of channel's existence, starting with Kaiser Chiefs tackling 'Flowers In The Rain' by The Move, the first song ever played on Radio 1.

Other highlights include The Streets playing Elton John's 'Your Song', The Gossip doing George Michael's 'Careless Whisper' and Blackstreet's 'No Diggity' being re-imagined by Klaxons.

The full tracklisting is:


1967 - 'Flowers In The Rain' (The Move) covered by Kaiser Chiefs
1968 - 'All Along The Watchtower' (Jimi Hendrix Experience) covered by The Fratellis
1969 - 'Cupid' (Johnny Nash) covered by Amy Winehouse
1970 - 'Lola' (The Kinks) covered by Robbie Williams
1971 - 'Your Song' (Elton John) covered by The Streets
1972 - 'Betcha By Golly Wow' (The Stylistics) covered by Sugababes
1973 - 'You're So Vain' (Carly Simon) covered by The Feeling
1974 - 'Band On The Run' (Wings) covered by Foo Fighters
1975 - 'Love Is The Drug' (Roxy Music) covered by Kylie
1976 - 'Let's Stick Together' (Bryan Ferry) covered by KT Tunstall
1977 - 'Sound & Vision' (David Bowie) covered by Franz Ferdinand
1978 - 'Teenage Kicks' (The Undertones) covered by The Raconteurs
1979 - 'Can't Stand Losing You' (The Police) covered by Mika
1980 - 'Too Much Too Young' (The Specials) covered by Kasabian
1981 - 'Under Pressure' (Queen & David Bowie) covered by Keane
1982 - 'Town Called Malice' (The Jam) covered by McFly
1983 - 'Come Back And Stay' (Paul Young) covered by James Morrison
1984 - 'Careless Whisper' (George Michael) covered by The Gossip
1985 - 'The Power Of Love' (Huey Lewis & The News) covered by The Pigeon Detectives
1986 - 'Don't Get Me Wrong' (The Pretenders) covered by Lily Allen
1987 - 'You Sexy Thing' (Hot Chocolate) covered by Stereophonics
1988 - 'Fast Car' (Tracy Chapman) covered by Mutya Buena
1989 - 'Lullaby' (The Cure) covered by Editors
1990 - 'Englishman In New York' (Sting) covered by Razorlight
1991 - 'Crazy For You' (Madonna) covered by Groove Armada
1992 - 'It Must Be Love' (Madness) covered by Paolo Nutini
1993 - 'All That She Wants' (Ace Of Base) covered by The Kooks
1994 - 'You're All I Need To Get By' (Mary J Blige) covered by Mark Ronson
1995 - 'Stillness In Time' (Jamiroquai) covered by Calvin Harris
1996 - 'No Diggity' (Blackstreet) covered by Klaxons
1997 - 'Lovefool' (The Cardigans) covered by Just Jack
1998 - 'Ray Of Light' (Madonna) covered by Natasha Bedingfield
1999 - 'Drinking in LA' (Bran Van 3000) covered by The Twang
2000 - 'The Great Beyond' (REM) covered by The Fray
2001 - 'Teenage Dirtbag' (Wheatus) covered by Girls Aloud
2002 - 'Like I Love You' (Justin Timberlake) covered by Maximo Park
2003 - 'Don't Look Back Into The Sun' (The Libertines) covered by The View
2004 - 'Toxic' (Britney Spears) covered by Hard-Fi
2005 - 'Father & Son' (Yusuf Islam & Ronan Keating) covered by The Enemy
2006 - 'Steady, As She Goes' (The Raconteurs) covered by Corinne Bailey Rae

from NME


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Posted: 16 Aug 07, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robbie Williams covering The Kinks? Time for a bloody murder, I'd say!!!

However, THIS sounds good:
'Englishman In New York' (Sting) covered by Razorlight



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Posted: 16 Aug 07, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

Robbie Williams covering The Kinks? Time for a bloody murder, I'd say!!!

However, THIS sounds good:
'Englishman In New York' (Sting) covered by Razorlight


I'm very interested in most artists here...but the choice in hits from each year are a bit odd.
2 Madonna songs?
The only Queen song represented is Under Pressure? Which was a duet with Bowie, whose represented earlier on in the collection.
No U2?

Robbie's version of Kinks should be something interesting. Though he deserves his own tribute here.



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Posted: 16 Aug 07, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's a rapist when covering, especially considering the fact that he is not nearly capable of singing a Davies-part.


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<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

He's a rapist when covering, especially considering the fact that he is not nearly capable of singing a Davies-part.


Meh, he did Sinatra. That's much more admirable then the Kinks imo.


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<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

He's a rapist when covering, especially considering the fact that he is not nearly capable of singing a Davies-part.


Meh, he did Sinatra. That's much more admirable then the Kinks imo.


Well, no, it's not. Sinatra was a baritone. Ray Davies a tenor. For nearly every man on this planet, singing baritone is considerably easier than tenor, Robbie definitely included.


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<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

He's a rapist when covering, especially considering the fact that he is not nearly capable of singing a Davies-part.


Meh, he did Sinatra. That's much more admirable then the Kinks imo.


Well, no, it's not. Sinatra was a baritone. Ray Davies a tenor. For nearly every man on this planet, singing baritone is considerably easier than tenor, Robbie definitely included.


Not very familiar with The Kinks, so didn't know that the guy is a tenor. Just lets wait and listen what he does before we jump to conclusions. :P



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Posted: 16 Aug 07, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1981 - 'Under Pressure' (Queen & David Bowie) covered by Keane

Oh God.


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Leaky Luke wrote:

1981 - 'Under Pressure' (Queen & David Bowie) covered by Keane

Oh God.


Listen first, judge later Thijs. :P


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Yeah, that's all fine and morally acceptable, but an undeniable "I have a bad feeling about this"-sensation IS creeping up my spine...


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<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

Yeah, that's all fine and morally acceptable, but an undeniable "I have a bad feeling about this"-sensation IS creeping up my spine...


Of course some of the 40 tracks are gonna suck.



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Posted: 16 Aug 07, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1991/2 - those tracks aren't from those years, they're both early-mid 80s

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Penetration_Guru wrote:

1991/2 - those tracks aren't from those years, they're both early-mid 80s


Yeh noticed that too.


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'Toxic' (Britney Spears)

The original sucks a lot anyway xD


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<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

1991/2 - those tracks aren't from those years, they're both early-mid 80s


Yeh noticed that too.


It's odd - everything else looks about right.

1991 - Simply Red, Seal, Enigma, Sting (even Queen - there were better songs in 1981)

1992 - Annie Lennox, Right Said Fred, REM, Prince.

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Penetration_Guru wrote:

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

1991/2 - those tracks aren't from those years, they're both early-mid 80s


Yeh noticed that too.


It's odd - everything else looks about right.

1991 - Simply Red, Seal, Enigma, Sting (even Queen - there were better songs in 1981)

1992 - Annie Lennox, Right Said Fred, REM, Prince.


1991-bryan adams? :-[
1992-mr blobby! :-]


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on a serious[ish] note: i hate to think what Mika will do to "cant stand losing you".
however im kind of curious to hear franz ferdinand's version of "sound and vision" but robbie should never of been allowed any where near a kinks song,whatever next..a cover of "we are the champions"?


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joxerthepinkmohawkpirate wrote:

on a serious[ish] note: i hate to think what Mika will do to "cant stand losing you".
however im kind of curious to hear franz ferdinand's version of "sound and vision" but robbie should never of been allowed any where near a kinks song,whatever next..a cover of "we are the champions"?


Joxer, don't mess with my Robbie, he's a showman, we have to see what he would do ;)


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<font color=#FF66FF>Marial-B wrote:

joxerthepinkmohawkpirate wrote:

on a serious[ish] note: i hate to think what Mika will do to "cant stand losing you".
however im kind of curious to hear franz ferdinand's version of "sound and vision" but robbie should never of been allowed any where near a kinks song,whatever next..a cover of "we are the champions"?


Joxer, don't mess with my Robbie, he's a showman, we have to see what he would do ;)


as a big Ray Davies and Kinks fan im a bit shocked by Robbie doing one of my all time fave songs,at least he left waterloo sunset alone..
but i shall bite my lip until i hear it :-]


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<font color=#FF66FF>Marial-B wrote:

joxerthepinkmohawkpirate wrote:

on a serious[ish] note: i hate to think what Mika will do to "cant stand losing you".
however im kind of curious to hear franz ferdinand's version of "sound and vision" but robbie should never of been allowed any where near a kinks song,whatever next..a cover of "we are the champions"?


Joxer, don't mess with my Robbie, he's a showman, we have to see what he would do ;)


as a big Ray Davies and Kinks fan im a bit shocked by Robbie doing one of my all time fave songs,at least he left waterloo sunset alone..
but i shall bite my lip until i hear it :-]


Well... I know what you mean with this. I bought the "Instant Karma" for the refugees at Darfur album. Some made great versions, some made shitty things. I never thought I would say that Avril Lavigne would sing "Imagine" in a sweet way. So we should just wait a bit to see the versions ;)


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