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Written in a log cabin when Bon Iver had all but given up, "Skinny Love" was an unlikely pop hit. Richard Clayton investigates its rise, from covers by Birdy and Ed Sheeran to X Factor hopefuls the world over.Credit: 4AD, Atlantic, Elle, Sunbiz Sessions, X Factor

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