Best Tiny Desk Concert Performances

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series is my go-to (other than BBC Radio 1 – Live Lounge) when it comes to finding to acoustic renditions of my favorite artists’ songs, as it helps me appreciate their music a little bit more. Here are my top 10 favorite performances:

Jessie Ware, an adorable human being with an incredible voice

  • “Say You Love Me”
  • “Wildest Moments”
  • “Champagne Kisses”

Tegan and Sara

I’m not a *big* fan of their new, pop stuff, so it was refreshing to hear the acoustic version of these songs:

  • “Stop Desire”
  • “Boyfriend”
  • “100x”
  • “Closer”


  • “Youth”
  • “Landfill”
  • “Tomorrow”


  • “Beggin’ For Thread”
  • “Alibi”
  • “Brain”


  • “Recover”
  • “Gun”
  • “The Mother We Share”

The 1975

  • “Sex”
  • “Chocolate”
  • “Woman”


  • “Do You…”
  • “The Thrill”
  • “Adorn”


  • “Someone Like You”
  • “Chasing Pavements”
  • “Rolling In The Deep”


  • “Need”
  • “Angelina”
  • “Old Friends”
  • “Waveform”

Sylvan Esso

  • “Coffee”
  • “H.S.K.T.”
  • “Come Down”


Honorable Mentions:
T-Pain, because he blessed everyone with his incredible voice (without autotune) in this video and left everyone SHOOK

  • “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)”
  • “Up Down (Do This All Day)”
  • “Drankin’ Patna”

The xx



Author: Solimar Serrano

Solimar (also known as Soly) Serrano graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Advertising and a Business Foundations Certificate. She grew up within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, but currently resides in New York, NY to work as an Assistant Media Planner at GroupM. Her life revolves around broccoli, new and upcoming trends within the Advertising industry (particularly in the digital realm), and her Pug/Boston Terrier mix named Meatball. She's using this platform to showcase/improve her graphic design skills along with the expressing workings of her inner mind in order to maintain her sanity. That being said, it's worth noting that most of her posts might seem like a mind dump...only because they are.

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