The 16 Best 'Jools Holland' Performances
    • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

    • Posted by: Maddie Brown

    So many fabulous musical performances have recently surfaced the internet, and thanks to modern technology, we can re-watch these performances from our favorite artists as many times as we want. One of the long-time platforms that has supplied live performance opportunities for artists is Jools Holland, a British music television show running since 1992. Since then, the show has featured emerging and established artists across a span of genres - hosting some simply unforgettable performances. Let's take a look at our 16 favorites.

    1. Amy Winehouse, "Stronger than Me," (2003)

    Amy Winehouse is a one-of-a-kind talent who touches audiences with her distinctive soulful and jazzy vocals. This performance shows off her indisputable gift as a singer and artist.


    2. Radiohead, "Paranoid Android," (1997)

    Off of their third studio album, OK Computer, this song transcends. Travel back to the late 90's and witness this top-notch and surreal performance.


    3. Bjork, "Bachelorette," (1997)


    It's without a doubt that Bjork is in a class of her own. She stays true to her innovative style and authentic expression in this memorable performance.


    4. Bon Iver, "Skinny Love," (2008)

    Justin Vernon of indie-folk act Bon Iver will have you shaken to the core in this exquisite performance. It's cathartic and breathtaking. Just make sure you have a box of tissues next to you.


    5. The Roots, "You Got Me," (1999)

    This throwback to the legendary hip-hop group's performance will make you feel super groovy. The coordination between the vocals, rapping and instrumentals is undeniably good.


    6. Alicia Keys, "Fallin,'" (2001)

    We all have sung this iconic song at some point in the shower or at karaoke. And you'll be wanting to sing it more after seeing this vocally impassioned performance from our girl, Alicia.


    7. Sting, "Walking on the Moon," (1994)

    You'll definitely feel like you're walking on the moon with this reggae-tinged hit. The multi-Grammy award winning group creates a dreamy atmosphere and gives off astral vibes in this nostalgic performance.


    8. Pulp, "Disco 2000," (1995)

    This disco-rock band achieved prominence in the mid-90's with their album, Different Class, and "Disco 2000" was a major hit off of that. This performance is super snazzy and danceable. Just add some strobe lights and you'll be all set to join in their fun.


    9. India Arie, "Love is In Need of Love Today," (2006)

    So this is actually a Stevie Wonder cover, but this four time Grammy award winner stuns here. Her soulful style and effortless vocal embellishments are unreal.


    10. Tame Impala, "The Less I Know The Better," (2016)

    You'll get a real feel for the psychedelic and cosmic sounds that influence this band's sound. The musical phrasing is dynamic, and the performance is just an all-around jam.


    11. James Morrison, "You Give Me Something," (2006)

    James' first studio single became a huge hit in the UK. The British singer-songwriter breathes so much life into his music, and it's evident in both the studio and live version. The vocals and guitar playing are on point, too.


    12. Coldplay, "Square One," (2005)

    The band is so in tune with each other, both literally and figuratively. It's an invigorating and magnetic performance.


    13. SZA, "Normal Girl," (2017)

    SZA's most recent album Ctrl is fierce, and this performance is nothing short of that. She has an unapologetic energy and confidence, and fully inhabits the story of wishing she was a "Normal Girl."


    14. LCD Soundsystem, "All My Friends," (2007)

    LCD Soundsystem is not for the faint of their heart. They give it their all in this high-energy and head-banging performance, making it a must-see.


    15. Wolf Alice, "Beautifully Unconventional/Don't Delete the Kisses," (2017)

    Alternative-rock band Wolf Alice performed two songs off of their recently released album Visions of a Life. Fusing several rock sub-genres together, the alternative band gave a powerful and dynamic performance.



    16. Lianne La Havas, "Age," (2011)

    This performance is full of pure joy, thanks to Lianne's contagious smile and energy. Paired with her guitar, this British singer-songwriter gives a lovely live rendition of this folksy/R&B track.

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