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40 Covers For 40 Years of BBC Radio 1


08/17/07
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(antiMusic) BBC Radio 1 is celebrating their 40th birthday in an unusual way by asking some of today's stars to cover the songs of yesteryear. Each of the 40 years of Radio 1 will be represented by a cover tune and there are some unusual match-ups like rapper The Streets covering Elton John's "Your Song" and The Kooks take on the Ace of Base hit "All That She Wants".

The Kaiser Chiefs will kick off the release with their version of The Move's "Flowers in the Rain," the very first song played on Radio 1. The album, titled Radio 1. Established 1967, will be released on Roctober 1st says the BBC.

The tracklisting has been let out of the bag but the BBC cautions that the recordings have not been completed so things might change by the time the project is completed, according to Filter.

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

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