Beating the Monday blues: BBC Live Lounge’s best covers

BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge holds a special place in my heart. It’s the place where the world’s hottest, most talented artists come together to create the most inspired, original, and creative covers on British radio. Over the years, Live Lounge has had Arctic Monkeys covering a Drake song, Queens of the Stone Age messing around with Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, and Ed Sheeran taking a stab at Kanye and Jay Z’s modern classic No Church in the Wild.

And just because Monday is always a tough day (don’t pretend like you haven’t been desperately sipping at your cup of coffee all day long), I’ve rounded up my 7 favorite Live Lounge covers.

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Unexpected changes

There are certain facts in life that are irrefutable and unchanging. Gravity. The speed of light. Brad Pitt’s timeless beauty. The fact that I hate Coldplay’s music with the passion of a thousand burning suns.

I really tried. I went to see them when they were performing at a festival, but I ran away screaming after one song. I tried to catch on to the Viva La Vida hype during the summer of 2008, but the excessive bell-tolling in that song still gives me the creeps.

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10 years of Friends: my favorite moments

Today, it has been exactly 10 years since the Friends series finale has aired. Now, if you even know me at all, you’ll know that I’ve seen all the Friends seasons an obscene amount of times. For 5 years on end, I used to watch at least 3 to 4 episodes a day. Give me a line and I can tell you which season and episode it’s from. I can be annoyingly unstoppable with the quotes when I meet a fellow Friend fiend.

And to celebrate this joyous occasion, here are my 10 absolute favorite moments of the 10 series – in no particular order. Asking me what’s my absolute favorite scene is my personal Sophie’s choice.

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Wish list: GoPro Hero3


I’ve always been a sucker for documenting my travels. I’m that shutterbug who returns from a three-week trip with 4000+ pictures and takes aaaages to edit them. In 2010, I bought my first DLSR camera and since then my lens collection has grown considerably. But now I’ve got my eyes set on a new gadget to add to my collection: GoPro Hero3. Because no matter how much I adore photography, nothing gets my nostalgia going like a good ol’ travel diary video.

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