The Q-Music Sessions

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The Q-music Sessions
Album cover of Within Temptation album The Q-Music Sessions.png
Compilation album by Within Temptation
Released29 June 2013 (Netherlands and Belgium)
RecordedJune–September 2012
ProducerWithin Temptation
Within Temptation chronology
The Unforgiving
The Q-music Sessions
Singles from The Q-Music Sessions
  1. "Crazy"
    Released: 21 September 2012[1]
  2. "Grenade"
    Released: 4 October 2012[2]

The Q-music Sessions is a special Within Temptation cover album in which consists of eleven covers made by the band for the Belgian radio station Q-music in celebration of their fifteenth anniversary. Due to the positive reactions from fans and the radio audience,[3] the band decided to release a special album containing eleven of the fifteen covers made.[4][5]


In the run up to the 15th anniversary of Within Temptation, the band was asked by Q-Music to choose and perform an existing track in a "Within Temptation style" once a week during fifteen weeks during their special program Within Temptation Friday.[6] The covers consist most part of pop songs in which the band transformed into a more symphonic oriented form. Lead vocalist Sharon den Adel stated that: “Our approach was to really make the cover a new Within Temptation song. So not going the easy way by using only a piano or an acoustic guitar for example, but really trying to put all the elements of a Within Temptation track in this new version. It was quite a challenge because we had only one week to get it right, while recording an original Within Temptation song can sometimes takes up half a year! But this pressure also gave us an [sic] creative boost and it was very rewarding to get it done in time each week. Also, we learned a lot from the in-depth analysis we needed to make on these hits, written by others, in combination with implementing our own sound and style in each new cover. We are glad that we’ve taken up this challenge and are very proud of the result.".[4] They covered artists such as Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic, Lana del Rey, The Who among others.[6]

Missing songs[edit]

The band also did four more covers for the radio station, "Little Lion Man" (Mumford & Sons), "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Gotye), "Skyfall" (Adele) and "Paradise" (Coldplay), but the songs were not included on the album due to copyright issues from the original artists.[7]

Track listing[edit]

1."Grenade (Bruno Mars)"Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Andrew Wyatt3:45
2."Titanium (David Guetta featuring Sia)"Sia Furler, David Guetta, Giorgio Tuinfort, Nick Van De Wall3:57
3."Let Her Go (Passenger)"Mike Rosenberg3:43
4."Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey)"Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels4:06
5."Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)"Ben McKee, Dan Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Alexander Grant, Josh Mosser3:14
6."Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)"Brian Burton, Thomas Callaway, Gian Franco Reverberi, Gian Piero Reverberi3:31
7."Dirty Dancer (Enrique Iglesias)"Enrique Iglesias, Nadir Khayat, Evan Bogart, Erika Nuri, David Quiñones4:14
8."Don't You Worry Child (Swedish House Mafia)"Axel Hedfors, Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, John Martin Lindström, Michel Zitron3:36
9."Behind Blue Eyes (The Who)"Pete Townshend4:19
10."The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)"Holly Johnson, Peter Gill, Mark O'Toole, Brian Nash3:59
11."Apologize (OneRepublic)"Ryan Tedder3:25



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