Just like we did for Bonnaroo, we’re rounding up the covers performed at this year’s Glastonbury. A strange mix to be sure. Florence and the Machine performs her “favorite song of all time” for what she claims will be a one-time-only cover; Stevie Wonder honors the anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s death; Shakira pays tribute to indie; Muse gets a little help from the Edge for “Where the Streets Have No Name.” The Pet Shop Boys singing “Viva La Vida” while wearing crowns may be the weirdest moment though.
Anyway, videos of all those and more below (all taken from the BBC broadcast). If you find any more Glasto 2010 covers, post a link in the comments!
Stevie Wonder – Human Nature (Michael Jackson cover)
Florence and the Machine – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Shakira – Islands (the xx cover)
Pet Shop Boys – Viva La Vida (Coldplay cover)
Marina and the Diamonds – Starstrukk (3!Oh!3!)
Muse w/ the Edge – Where the Streets Have No Name (U2 cover)
Check out some covers from Bonnaroo 2010.
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http://afx.cc/glastonbury You missed one: Matt Smith, the star of Doctor Who, joined Orbital onstage for a cover of his show’s theme song. Sure, they may be DJ’s, but they completely reinterpreted the song and their version is completely rerecorded with nothing of any of the official recordings included, so it’s most certainly a cover. How often do you get the star of a megahit series covering his own theme in front of a crowd of thousands?