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Classic A Cappella Videos

While groups today often put out a steady stream of videos that was not the case in the past but luckily there is video of some of the pioneer groups and we have collected some here. These are some of the videos that helped popularize the modern a cappella sound and were formative in developing the whole genre of vocal harmony.


Dont Worry, Be Happy

Bobby McFerrin


Dont Worry, Be Happy

The light-hearted caribbean flavor of this unique piece took the country by storm! Featuring Robin Williams and Bill Irwin


Who Do You Love

Backstreet Boys


Who Do You Love

Backstreet Boys sing acapella "Who do you love" on German TV


Their Hearts Were Full of Spring

The Beach Boys


Their Hearts Were Full of Spring

Beach Boys sing a cappella on the Andy Williams show


Helter Skelter

The Bobs


Helter Skelter

This Beatles classic comes alive when the other Fab Four put their a cappella spin on it!


Fa La La

Boyz II Men


Fa La La

Music video by Justin Bieber performing Fa La La. (C) 2011 The Island Def Jam Music Group


If You Were the Only Girl in the World

Buffalo Bills


If You Were the Only Girl in the World

On the Perry Como Show in 1958, the Buffalo Bills barbershop quartet appeared and sang "If You Were the Only Girl in the World" with Perry Como himself.


Only You

The Flying Pickets


Only You

The Flying Pickets was a British a cappella vocal group, that had a number one hit in 1983 in the UK singles chart, with their cover of Yazoo's track - "Only You".


A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

The Manhattan Transfer


A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square

Performing the Grammy winning Gene Puerling arrangement.


Christmas

The Manhattan Transfer


Christmas

The group makes a guest appearance on Tony Bennett's Christmas special from 1992. This is their segment of the show. They sing The Christmas Song acappella, join Tony and his family for short takes on a Christmas Auld Lang Syne and White Christmas


Ru Ru Chu

Monkees


Ru Ru Chu

In 1967 The Monkees performed the song live on a Christmas episode of their TV series, "The Monkees' Christmas Show". A studio version was released on subsequent compilation albums. It is believed they learned the song from their producer, Chip Douglas who himself performed it with his former band The Modern Folk Quartet on their 1964 album.


Ringing of the Bells

The Muppets


Ringing of the Bells

The Muppets spread Holiday cheer with their rendition of "Ringing of the Bells"


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Nylons


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

From the Super Dave Show


Chili Con Carne

The Real Group


Chili Con Carne

This perennially popular song from The Real Group is now available for treble voices, allowing younger school choirs to get into a jazzy groove with this fun, upbeat concert work. Features syncopated, Latin-like rhythms and witty lyrics, with repeated figures that make this easier to teach and learn.


Zombie Jamboree

Rockapella


Zombie Jamboree

Shot during Halloween weekend in Manhattan, 1988. With Sean Altman, Steve Keyes, Elliot Kerman, and Charlie Evett. Filmed and edited by Paul Wohlstetter. Recording by Billy Straus & David Yazbek at Manhattan Recording Company, vocal arrangement by Sean Altman.


12 Days Of Chistmas (original)

Straight No Chaser


12 Days Of Chistmas (original)

Straight No Chaser performs their unique "12 Days of Christmas" for the first time, on December 7th, 1998, in the Musical Arts Center at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Indiana.


Mary Dont You Know

Take 6


Mary Dont You Know

Singing "Mary" at the 1992 Stellar Awards.


Spread Love

Take 6


Spread Love

Shot it at the A&R music studio in LA.


Happy Christmas

Various - The Sing Off


Happy Christmas

The Sing Off Christmas Ending Groups Performances


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