Last year, the band covered one of the hottest songs of 2019 – Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ – in a Radio One mashup performance. The medley also included snippets of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’, Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’, and their own song ‘Bad Decisions’.
‘what would you do?’
We couldn’t leave this song out, as it’s the first cover Bastille ever did! The band started covering City High’s 2004 R&B classic ‘What Would You Do?’ right from the beginning of their career. “When we started out, we didn’t have enough songs to play a full set, so we had to throw that one in,” they told MTV News. “We did it because it’s one of those songs that everyone knows, and everyone seems to know the chorus by heart, but no one knows who it’s by, and no one knows where they know it from.”
The band teamed up with singer Gabrielle Aplin for this cover of Fleetwood Mac’s iconic ‘Dreams’. The cover was included on the band’s ‘Other People’s Heartache, Pt 2’ mixtape in 2012 – before the release of their debut album and their massive breakout hit ‘Pompeii’.
‘we can’t stop’
In this Radio One Live Lounge performance, Bastille covered Miley Cyrus’s ‘We Can’t Stop’. In true Bastille fashion, they added in excerpts from other songs, including Miley’s dad’s famous hit ‘Achy Breaky Heart’. Back in 2014, this mashup had a hugely positive response from fans, with many saying it was better than the original song.
Bastille will headline Latitude Festival 2021. It takes place on 22-25th July in Henham Park, Suffolk. Tickets are on sale now.