To celebrate the release of the album BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2012, we’re offering one lucky singer or band the chance to record their very own Live Lounge take on a hit song at top London recording studio Metropolis. Pre order the album here.
The Live Lounge series of compilations has sold 2.8 million albums to date. The first Live Lounge sessions started 11 years ago on Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 1 show, and they are still going strong today under the watchful eye of Fearne Cotton’s mid-morning BBC Radio 1 show, attracting performances from the best acts in the world. The tracks are live and stripped down, showing the true quality of the musicianship and craft of the song.
On 29th October “BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2012” is released as the seventh volume in this incredibly successful series of compilation albums and is very much a round-up of the cream of the past year’s Live Lounge sessions featuring acts such as Emeli Sandé, Lana Del Rey, Rita Ora, Plan B, The Vaccines, Mumford & Sons and more. We want all budding singers and bands out there to give us their take on a track from the album in the tradition of the Live Lounge and upload them to youtube for the judging panel to pick the best 5 which will then go to the public vote to decide who wins a session at the famous Metropolis Studios in London. Metropolis is well renowned as a world class facility, who have recorded & mixed some of the most classic artists albums of all time including Queen, The Stone Roses, The Verve, The Libertines, Lauren Hill, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Take a look at the tracklist of songs to cover below and film yourself performing your very own version of the track
2. Upload your track to Youtube and make a note of the URL
3. Complete the entry form here making sure to include the Youtube URL of your entry, by 9am on Monday 12th November 2012. Click HERE to submit your entry.
4. Check back on this site on Tuesday 13th November to see if your video has been selected as one of the five finalists
5. If it has, get all your friends and fans to vote for you before 9am on Monday 19th November 2012.
6. The act with the most votes will win the studio session
We cannot wait to hear your version of the following tracks – get creative!
The tracklist of the album is below - so take your pick, and get uploading!
BBC RADIO 1’s LIVE LOUNGE 2012 is released by Sony Music on 29th October 2012 on 2CD and download.
Rita Ora - Somebody That I Used To Know (ORIGINALLY BY GOTYE FEAT. KIMBRA)
Emeli Sandé - Next To Me
Fun. - We Are Young
Ben Howard - Call Me Maybe (ORIGINALLY BY CARLY RAE JEPSEN)
Jessie J - Domino
Tulisa – Titanium (ORIGINALLY BY DAVID GUETTA FEAT. SIA)
Paloma Faith - Feel The Love (ORIGINALLY BY RUDIMENTAL FEAT. JOHN NEWMAN)
Alex Clare - Too Close
Conor Maynard – Starships (ORIGINALLY BY NICKI MINAJ)
Plan B - Call My Name (ORIGINALLY BY CHERYL)
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
Scouting For Girls – Wings (ORIGINALLY BY LITTLE MIX)
JLS – Earthquake / Do It Like A Dude (ORIGINALLY BY LABRINTH FEAT. TINIE TEMPAH / JESSIE J)
Delilah – R.I.P. (ORIGINALLY BY RITA ORA FEAT. TINIE TEMPAH)
Stooshe - Only Love / Where Have You Been (ORIGINALLY BY BEN HOWARD / RIHANNA)
Olly Murs - Without You (ORIGINALLY BY DAVID GUETTA FEAT. USHER)
Pixie Lott - Dedication To My Ex (Miss That) (ORIGINALLY BY LLOYD FEAT. ANDRE 3000 & LIL WAYNE)
Usher - Pumped Up Kicks (ORIGINALLY BY FOSTER THE PEOPLE)
Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait
Kasabian - Video Game (ORIGINALLY BY LANA DEL REY)
Ed Sheeran / Devlin / Labrinth - No Church In The Wild (ORIGINALLY BY JAY Z & KANYE WEST)
The Vaccines - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (ORIGINALLY BY TAYLOR SWIFT)
Florence + The Machine - Take Care (ORIGINALLY BY DRAKE FEAT. RIHANNA)
Maverick Sabre - Beautiful Girls / Stand By Me (ORIGINALLY BY SEAN KINGSTON / BEN E. KING)
Labrinth - Beautiful People (ORIGINALLY BY CHRIS BROWN FEAT. BENNY BENASSI)
Example - We Found Love (ORIGINALLY BY RIHANNA FEAT. CALVIN HARRIS)
Foster The People - Machu Picchu (ORIGINALLY BY THE STROKES)
Dappy & Brian May - We Will Rock You (ORIGINALLY BY QUEEN)
Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone
The Maccabees - Lonely Boy (ORIGINALLY BY THE BLACK KEYS)
James Morrison - Won't Let You Go
Loick Essien - Lego House (ORIGINALLY BY ED SHEERAN)
Twin Atlantic - Who You Are (ORIGINALLY BY JESSIE J)
Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready
Modestep - To The Stars
Arctic Monkeys - On A Mission (ORIGINALLY BY KATY B)
Professor Green - Hometown Glory (ORIGINALLY BY ADELE)