Rita Ora Covers Frank Ocean’s ‘Swim Good’

Rita Ora

In addition to covering One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” Rita Ora put her spin on Frank Ocean’s “Swim Good” during her visit to BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge.” Sporting a Yankees pinstripe jersey, the blonde bombshell performed an acoustic version of Frank’s Nostalgia, Ultra single with her band and background singers. Dive into Rita’s stripped-down cover.



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45 Comments

  1. tooreal

    i love it!!! she can really sing and her accent brings that extra flavor but i still like the original one better

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  2. Melanie

    This is a hard song to sing. Rita is showing she is incredibly talented. Stripped down, raw vocals; and she slayed it. Amazing.

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  3. Roman Zolanski

    She always over sing it but at least her nails were looking good

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  4. 2bad2bme

    SOMEBODY PLEASE FIND A SEAT FOR!

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @2bad2bme, *HER

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    tooreal Reply:

    @2bad2bme, yeah somebody did find a seat for her it was next to jay-z and now she is with the ROC so i say rita chile you can stand as long as you want

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @tooreal, ok well we will see how long she’ll be standing when her album flops and jay-z let her out of her contract like he did Ms. Tierra Marie

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    tooreal Reply:

    @2bad2bme, hating hard, first u wanted her to have a seat and she has and it got her a deal now you want her to flop if you don’t like her just stay the fuck away from her posts its that simple. If she took time out of your life for you to listen to her then guess what? she won weather you like it or not you love rita thats why you are always on her posts making your presence noticed

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    x Reply:

    @2bad2bme, well Tierra Marie did not have 3#1 singles in the UK and 1 #1 dance single on billboard so think again

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    Trace Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Bitch stop hating. You don’t have a tenth of her talent.

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    Don't be so damn Bummie Reply:

    @2bad2bme, somebody should find a seat for you and Knock your damn white teeth out of your Mouth Hater Bitch

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  5. Susan

    Rita did a great job. Frank needs to hear this cover.

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  6. RAH RAH

    She was out of key wayy too much. She tried.

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    Melanie Reply:

    @RAH RAH, yeah right. She was exceptional. Do you realize how hard this song is? Stripped down, no hiding, just your voice and a beat? If your fav isnt named bey, jen, christina, adele or jessie j; please be quiet!!

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    FiyaFiya Reply:

    @Melanie, Hold up. This song is a GREAT song, but it isn’t hard to sing. For someone like Rita Ora, who i’ve heard sing before and I know how good of a singer she is… she could have done waaaay better. Her vocals wern’t as on point as you would expect for someone signed to Roc Nation. Hopefully she’ll get better. Im rooting for her success. No Lie.

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  7. toscaredtopostmyname

    IM JUST NOT FEELING THIS VERSION. I THINK ROC NATION SHOULD RE VAMP SOMETHING BECAUSE ITS NOTHING THERE, SHE CAN SING NO LIE BUT I THINK SHE NEED MORE MIXTAPE AND JUST MORE EXPOSURE BEFORE RELEASING THE ALBUM. I REALLY CAN SEE HER LIKE BEYONCE AS IN I CAN SEE THAT WITH TIME AND GROWTH YOU CAN BRING IT JUST NOT RIGHT NOW

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    Christion Reply:

    @toscaredtopostmyname, well how we do is num 1 in Ireland now, and num 1 in the uk tomorrow. Her album is gonna smash ww. The usa gets it later, but she’s gonna do alot of promo before then. The World is bigger than just the usa. Jay is gonna make her an international star, and worry about the usa later.

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    Melanie Reply:

    @toscaredtopostmyname, or Jill Scott, cant forget her.

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  8. Tracy

    Very refreshing. I can see her having a long career.

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  9. taka

    no body can cover frank ocean

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    BrunoBruno Reply:

    @taka, too true

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    RAH RAH Reply:

    @taka, I hate when people say stuff like this. There’s a good amount of covers of his songs from people on youtube who sound good. It’s all about making it your own while maintaining a good sound.

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  10. BrunoBruno

    She needs to stop singing other peoples songs and making her own she’s so cringe

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    Kelly Reply:

    @BrunoBruno, I agree she needs to sing her songs, so people wil get exposed to her new album….

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  11. Beyonce's Weave (& Her "HIVE" of Head-Lice)

    It started off really well and then went downhill on the second verse and further down. I think this girl has a lot of potential but that is all it is, potential.

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  12. Raymond

    Damn, is she an actual singer or a cover singer? I have yet to hear her do a stripped down version of one of her own songs. It’s always some One Direction, Frank Ocean or Beyoncé ‘ish. Find your OWN sound.

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    Tina b Reply:

    @Raymond, there’s a small unknown site called youtube.com where she has sung ALL of her songs, several times stripped down. Plus she also sang her own songs too but rapup didnt add the footage, so shut up.

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  13. TheDreamer

    I like this cover. She did a good job.

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  14. MayZiin

    i find it great , then somebody tell me why her album is so bad

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    Tina b Reply:

    @MayZiin, oh, you have her album already? Where did you find it? I thought it dropped on aug 27? Or are you just stupid, because I KNOW you not talking about those 1 min snippets. Idiot. Judging a whole album off snippets. Smh

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    Dardo Reply:

    @MayZiin, totally agree.

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  15. TopShelf

    good but…. hey it’s franks song & he killed it

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  16. Sharp Tongue

    When will she cover her own damn song?

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    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @Sharp Tongue, you’re an idiot.

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  17. Mr Nice Watch

    back-up singers are annoying

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  18. lalal

    I feel bad for her because she’s very similar to Jesse J. They can sing everyone else’s song well but don’t have a sound of their own. She’s got such a huge deal with Roc, and if she can’t pop this time around it’ll be hard for her to get another contract. Let’s be real, her album won’t sell that well considering the money they’re putting behind her right now. Her past singles are very poppy, not horrible, but super forgettable. Lots of correlations between her and Jesse J, both do better over in the UK, but are signed to big labels that try and force them down the throats of Americans. We don’t like the music she’s putting out, she’s not gonna pop, good music, great looks, her sound sucks. She should be pissed, she has the best management, the best people behind her and they’re fucking up royally.

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  19. Me

    it was good but, i dnt think she tapped into the emotion of the song, its not a happy song…

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  20. mal

    im not feelin this chick but that was good

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  21. Sharna

    she’s shit… full stop.

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  22. cmd

    crap.

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  23. Warren

    I like the way she sings, but this song is too good to change so much the melody and adlibs

    but nice version, I guess :)

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  24. This_IsPJ

    this was horrid……..

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  25. Ice

    HAVE MY BABIES

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  26. @ClothezMinded

    i love her live and acoustic! but her album snippets sound a mess

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  27. Don't be so damn Bummie

    some of yall going hard on her Like she Can’t sing or Cover other artist song just STFu and Deal with it. she is a good singer

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