Radio X's Phone Covers 2020: How we kept the music going in lockdown

2 January 2021, 12:57 | Updated: 4 January 2021, 11:02

The best of Radio X Phone Covers 2020
The best of Radio X Phone Covers 2020. Picture: Radio X

Let's take a look back at some of the amazing cover versions that artists recorded for Radio X during the months of lockdown in 2020.

2020 has been a year like no other. Once lockdown kicked in at the end of March, album releases were rescheduled, gigs were cancelled and it seemed that the rest of the year would be music-free.

Luckily, a number of artists were able to carry on producing some amazing work. And one outlet they had was Radio X's Phone Covers.

The idea was simple - we'd ask an up and coming artist, or a Radio X favourite, to record a cover version of one of their favourite songs, at home, on their phone and we received a series of magical and unique videos back....

Watch our line-up of great artists who stepped up to do a Phone Cover including the likes of Tom Grennan, Zuzu, Jacob Issac, Inlaher, Jade Bird and more.

  1. Tom Grennan - Paolo Nutini's Last Request

  2. Zuzu - Gerry Cinnamon's Sometimes

  3. The Magic Gang - Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here

  4. Jade Bird - Johnny Cash

  5. Inhaler cover Mazzy Star's Fade Into You

  6. APRE - The Weeknd's Blinding Lights

  7. Cassia - Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger

  8. Nothing But Thieves - Radiohead's Creep

  9. Sea Girls - The Killers' When You Were Young

  10. DMA'S - Fat Boy Slim's Praise You

  11. Jake Issac - Coldplay's Fix You

  12. Larikins - The Killers' Caution

  13. Declan McKenna - Eels' Jeannie's Diary

  14. Fontaines D.C - The Jesus and Mary Chain's Darklands

  15. Holly Humberstone - Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees

  16. Dizzy - Bombay Bicycle Club's Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)

  17. The Snuts - The Libertines' Don't Look Back Into The Sun

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