A cappella fans, you’re in for a treat! Earlier this week an amazing a cappella performance of Rammstein’s Du Hast went viral and inspired us to put together a list of 10 of the best a cappella performances on YouTube. This list has got covers of everyone from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Queen to an a cappella remake of the Matrix soundtrack. So warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing along as you check out the 10 awesome a cappella performances below.
Viva Vox Choir – Du Hast
Here’s the video that inspired our list. It’s the Viva Vox Choir singing what may be the least likely candidate for an acappella cover—Rammstein’s Du Hast! The original video that I saw earlier this week has been taken down, but luckily I was able to find another upload of it. Hopefully this one will stick around.
The Voca People
The Voca People claim to be “friendly aliens from the planet Voca” and they put on one of the most amazing a cappella performances of all time! They combine a cappella singing with beatboxing.
On The Rocks – Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
On The Rocks is a well-known a cappella group from the University of Oregon. Here they are singing Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance.
Nintendo A Cappella
And now for something a little different—an a cappella mashup of all of your favorite Nintendo theme songs!
Bed Intruder Christmas Carol song
Last winter, a group of singers from Liberty University went viral with this a cappella cover of Antoine Dodson and The Gregory Brothers’ ‘Bed Intruder Song.’ This video was part of our YouTube Christmas Playlist. You can also check out more Bed Intruder Song covers here.
‘The Matrix’ Lobby Scene with A Cappella Multitrack
YouTuber Matt Mulholland replaces the entire soundtrack of the lobby scene from the Matrix with his own a cappella soundtrack. If you like that, check out Matt’s a cappella overdub of Star Wars: Episode I.
‘Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)’ A Cappella Tribute
Speaking of Star Wars, here’s an a cappella tribute to John Williams. It features music written and recorded by the a cappella comedy group Moosebutter.
Cee-lo – F**K You A Cappella cover – The Overtones
This one may be NSFW because of the language in Cee-Lo Green’s song, but this is just too good to leave off our list.
UC Men’s Octet – Bohemian Rhapsody
Of course, no list of a cappella performances would be complete without Bohemian Rhapsody!
Teenage Dream & Just the way you are – Mike Tompkins
And last but not least, we’ll close our list out with one of the most popular a cappella videos on YouTube. Mike Tompkins covers Katy Parry and Bruno Mars.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.