Apparently, it's possible to belt some notes without necessarily having some music to go with it! And also, who needs a full band set-up when you have some amazing vocals to supplement musical instruments? Fans of acapella music know such things and thanks to well-known singing shows like 'Glee' and NBC’s 'The Sing-Off', more and more people have become fans of the genre. In today's day and age, acapella singing groups have been able to freely enter the mainstream realm of music. And with the talent that these guys have, it isn't hard to see why fans listen to them more and more! After all, there's more to the genre than choir songs and Pitch Perfect-type singing. Don't believe us yet? Better scroll down as we show you some of the best acapella groups that you need to hear right now, whatever genre you might be into.
If you're a music fan who identifies with the new breed of acapella singers, then PTX is definitely your group. After their big win on popular singing show 'The Sing-Off' in 2011, Pentatonix literally took off and got the attention of fans with their smooth acapella style and distinct arrangements. The sensational multi-million view count from their YouTube videos are proof of the group's tremendous following. Well, if you're not yet convinced that this group can blow you away, better check out their 'Hallelujah' cover or their 'Daft Punk' medley and you'll surely get the best out of what the acapella world has to offer.
They failed to grab the grand prize during the second season of the 'The Sing-Off', but Street Corner Symphony proved that they are just as capable as anyone of taking the music world by storm. And yes, they may sport beards but they are far from sounding like your typical old acapella group. Go check out their repertoire fueled by strong harmonies and groovy beatboxing and you're in for a great soundtrip. With a catalog of covers ranging from Radiohead's 'Creep' (yes, you read that right!) to Mark Ronson's 'Uptown Funk', this Nashville quintet deserves to be on any acapella group ranking list!
Can you imagine being blown away by a 'Happy Birthday' acapella cover that's just under 45 seconds? Yup, that's what Voca People can do to you. With their unique costumes and eccentric stage approach to performance, fans all over the world still love them and we bet you'd love them too! If you can't go to their pricey theater shows, that's totally fine because you'll find their orchestra-themed cover songs on YouTube. Well, they even made a song (Life is Beautiful) dedicated to all medical workers around the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. So, what's not to love about this group?
If you've been following the genre for the longest time, you've surely heard of The Swingles' music. Well, it's not a coincidence that their sound takes you back to the '70s as their jazz-infused arrangements are rooted from the group's early days. Yes, the group was formerly known as 'The Swingle Singers', whose members are pretty much already considered acapella legends. However, you'd still want to check out how their current seven-member line up continues the group's kickass acapella legacy. For starters, you might want to start with their new 'Bella Ciao' cover, which can be heard as part of 'The Two Popes' soundtrack.
Straight No Chaser has been around the music scene for quite a long time. But we bet you still identify them with their super popular '12 Days of Christmas' rendition from way back 2007. Honestly, the group has hit the big time mostly because of their Christmas covers as can be heard from their award-winning 'Holiday Spirits' release. But other than that, their 'Under the Influence' album from 2013 is something you would want to listen to if you want to hear their collabs with Sara Bareilles, Phil Collins, Elton John, Jason Mraz, Stevie Wonder, and many more!
Just so you know, all five members of 'Home Free' have received formal musical training. Also, most of them joined the group during their teenage years. Well, if you listen to their rich harmonies and crisp beatbox routines, you'll surely have the impression that these guys are totally in their element. If you're into the technical side of things, it's worth noting that the group has a pretty basic structure which features a lead tenor, two harmony voices, a bass, and a percussion sound. Well, if you're like them who's branded as the most popular country-themed acapella group, there's probably no need to change anything!
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