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Acapella Songs

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Being a solo act means you must have a great song book to go by for keeping your viewers entertained and interested. When it comes to picking a good song for you, make sure to know your voice and its range. Choose a song that is appropriate for your show and be mindful of the mood it creates and the length. Here is a look at some good songs to sing acapella solos to.

Anything Goes – Anything Goes
At Last – Etta James
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast
Blue Skies – Willie Nelson
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Dancing in the Street – Martha and the Vandellas
Dancing Queen – Mamma Mia!
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Feeling Good – Michael Bublé
Fever – Peggy Lee
Footloose – Footloose
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
Hopelessly Devoted to You – Grease
I Got Rhythm performed – Judy Garland and others
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
Imagine – John Lennon
In My Life – The Beatles
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Leaving on a Jet Plane – John Denver
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Misty – Sarah Vaughn
My Favorite Things – The Sound of Music
New York, New York – Frank Sinatra
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Something to Talk About – Bonnie Raitt
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) – Man of La Mancha
Tomorrow – Annie
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
Turn the Beat Around – Gloria Estefan
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Your Song – Elton John

Here is a look some of the best vocal warm up tips shared by Evynne Hollens.

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Acapella voice types are typically defined as singing without instrumental accompaniment. From harmonizing to quartets and choruses, here is a look at some good songs to sing acapella too.

Alone – Heart
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Giants In the Sky – Into the Woods
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
Hero – Mariah Carey
I Will Survive – Dino Fekaris
If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys
Imagine – John Lennon
Losing My Mind – Follies
Make Them Hear You – Ragtime
My Man – Funny Girl
Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
Pity the Child – Chess
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
Whats Going On – Marvin Gaye
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

Here is a great video that demonstrates some great warm up activities and exercises for acapella singers.

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Knowing your voice type is just one part of your audition. Having the right songs that highlights your voice talent is the primary way you will pass your audition. Make sure to add a bit of flare and personality to your performance and song to really awe the audience. Here are some great examples of acapella audition songs you can choose from to perform.

Alone – Heart
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
Giants In the Sky – Into the Woods
Good Enough – Evanescence
Good Morning Baltimore – Hairspray
Hero – Mariah Carey
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
I Will Survive – Dino Fekaris
If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys
Losing My Mind – Follies
Make Them Hear You – Ragtime
My Man – Funny Girl
Someone Elses Story – Chess
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Summertime – Porgy and Bess
The Way You Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
Whats Going On – Marvin Gaye
Yesterday – Boys II Men
You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi

Here is one acapella academy audition that was submitted and successfully accepted. This is a perfect example of an acapella performance.

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Acapella is the perfect song that can be performed as a group or solo act without any instrumental accompaniment. Having a great selection of songs that capture your voice capabilities is just one way to embrace the beauty of the song. Here are some of the best female acapella songs to sing.

All That’s Known – Spring Awakening
Altos Lament – Zina Goldrich
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Be My Host – No Strings
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Breathe – In The Heights
Bubbly – Colbie Calliat
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Giants In the Sky – Into the Woods
Honey Bun – South Pacific
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
I Will Survive – Dino Fekaris
Imagine – John Lennon
Lady’s Maid – Titanic
Losing My Mind – Follies
Make Them Hear You – Ragtime
Napoleon – Jamaica
No Good Deed – Wicked
Rumor Has It – Adele
Shine – Billy Elliot
Summertime – Porgy and Bess
The Calling – Altar Boys
You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

Here is an acapella cover performed of Chris Tomlin’s ‘Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone).’

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Acapella voice types can band together to make beautiful sounds as a group. From Pentatonix to Straight No Chaser, there are many big names in the music industry that embrace this form of sound. Here is a look at some of the most famous acapella songs that will make great choices for your cover.

All Thats Known – Spring Awakening
Alone – Heart
Altos Lament – Zina Goldrich
Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
Be My Host – No Strings
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Bless The Lord – Can Do
Breathe – In The Heights
Defying Gravity – Wicked
Don’t Rain On My Parade – Funny Girl
Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
Hero – Mariah Carey
Honey Bun – South Pacific
I Will Survive – Dino Fekaris
If I Aint Got You – Alicia Keys
Imagine – John Lennon
Lady’s Maid – Titanic
Losing My Mind – Follies
Love Story – Taylor Swift
My Man – Funny Girl
Napoleon – Jamaica
Pity the Child – Chess
Reflection- Mulan
Rumor Has It – Adele
Shine – Billy Elliot
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
The Calling – Altar Boys
Whats Going On – Marvin Gaye
With One Look – Sunset Boulevard
You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

Here are some of the best acapella groups to know.

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Many of the Christian worship songs are performed in sounds of acapella. Here is a listing to some of the most popular and best acapella worship songs to choose from to introduce into your own church.

Amazing Grace – New Bethel
Angel Band – The Jordanaires
Be Thou My Vision – Steve Ivey & Taryn Trexler
Brethren We Have Met to Worship – Morgan Cryar
Dig a Little Deeper – The Jordanaires
Diggin – Daniel J & Steve Ivey
Everytime I Feel the Spirit – New Bethel
Ezekial Saw the Wheel – New Bethel
Go Down Moses – New Bethel
Go Tell It On the Mountain – New Bethel
Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Farrell & Farrell
Hold On – New Bethel
Holy Holy Holy – Laura Jewel & Steve Ivey
I Need Thee Every Hour – Laura Jewel & Steve Ivey
It Is Well – Gianna Jessen
Jesus Is Mine – Maryline Blackburn
Jesus Loves Me – Urban Nation
Just a Closer Walk – The Jordanaires
Kum Ba Yah – New Bethel
Loose My Chains – Maryline Blackburn & Steve Ivey
Mercy Me Maryline – Blackburn & Steve Ivey
Nothing But the Blood – The Jordanaires
Now We Have Love – Maryline Blackburn & Steve Ivey
Oh Freedom – Rickey Payton
Oh How I Love Jesus Jesse Lee – Campbell & Steve Ivey
Old Time Religion – New Bethel
Ring Them Bells – New Bethel
Softly and Tenderly – Lisa Bevill
Somebody’s Knockin At Your Door – New Bethel
Standin In the Need of Prayer – New Bethel
Sweet Hour of Prayer – Laura Jewel & Steve Ivey
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – New Bethel
Take Me to the Water – New Bethel
The Solid Rock – Rick Cua
Trust – Maryline Blackburn & Steve Ivey
Walk With Me – George McCullum
Water In the Well – Maryline Blackburn & Steve Ivey
When It’s Over – Maryline Blackburn & Steve Ivey
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder – The Jordanaires
When the Saints Go Marching In – New Bethel
Who’s Gonna Tell’ Em – Daniel J & Steve Ivey
Yes God – Maryline Blackburn

Here is one video of the acapella song, ‘Open the Eyes of My Heart’ being performed. As a Christian gospel and worship song, this is a perfect example of bringing acapella sounds to the pulpit.

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The choices for love songs are so wide to choose from. It can be difficult to make a selection for the perfect acapella song for your wedding. Here is a list to some of the most popular acapella wedding songs to choose from to make your decision easier.

Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
Be Thou My Vision – Dallan Forgaill
Bind Us Together – Bob Gillman
Household of Faith – Brent Lamb & John Rosasco
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Johann Sebastian Bach
Let Us Break Bread Together – Negro Spiritual arranged by William Farley Smith
Love Divine, All Love Excelling – Charles Wesley & John Zundel
Love Will Be Our Home – Sandi Patty
Make Us One – Cindy Morgan
Ode to Joy – Ludwig van Beethoven & Henry J. van Dyke
The Lord’s Prayer – The Holy Bible; music by Albert Hay Malotte
The Prayer – David Foster & Carol Bayer Sager
The Wedding Song – Paul Stookey

A wedding is the perfect time to sing acapella live. Here is a look at one such scene that appeared at this one couple’s wedding.

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Many acapella artists enjoy the process of creating music. For those that appreciate the genre of rock, here are some great suggestions for acapella rock songs you can sing.

Modest Mouse’s – Float On
Grizzly Bear’s – Two Weeks
Gorillaz’s – Feel Good Inc.
Animal Collective’s – Leaf House
Death Cab for Cutie’s – I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Vampire Weekend’s – Mansard Roof
Passion Pit’s – Little Secrets
Florence and the Machine’s – Spectrum
The New Pornographers’ – The Bleeding Heart Show
Fleet Foxes’ – White Winter Hymnal
Tune-Yards’ – Bizness
Of Montreal’s – Gronlandic Edit
Bon Iver’s – For Emma
MGMT’s – Kids
The Postal Service’s – The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
The Flaming Lips’ – Do You Realize?
Belle & Sebastian’s – Funny Little Frog

Here is one covered performed of a rock song in acapella.

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Acapella can be easily captured in any type of musical genre. From classical to pop, here are some great song titles you can use for an acapella rap song.

Baby Got Back
Because I Got High
Come Baby Come
Cry Me a River
Dilemma
Gotta Tell You
Heartless
Hey Ya
Hot In Herre
Ice Ice Baby
No Diggity
Single Ladies
The Humpty Dance
Umbrella
Whatever You Like
Wild Thing

Here is a video clip of Drake doing a little freestyle acapella.

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Pop songs have been widely popular due to the lyrical mix combined with background beats. How can acapella sounds capture the essence of a pop song? Here is a good example of some of the best acapella pop songs recorded.

Amazing Grace – It’s Entertainment!
Bellas Finals: Price Tag/Don’t You – Pitch Perfect
Can’t Sleep Love – Pentatonix
Cheerleader – Pentatonix
Colder Weather – Full of Cheer
Daft Punk – PTX
Don’ Stop Me Now
Fix You – With a Twist
La La Latch – PTX
Leavin’ on a Jet Plane – The Best Whiffenpoofs Ever!
Little Drummer Boy – That’s Christmas to Me
Misty Mountains – Peter Hollens
Moves Like Jagger – Hollens
My God Called Me This Morning – Standing in the Safety Zone
Nearer, My God, to Thee – Nonstop
Skyrim: Main Theme – Peter Hollens
Some NIghts
Somebody That I Used to Know – PTX
The Rains of Castamere
Turning Tables – Hollens

Here is one acapella song mash up from the most popular billboard hits of the year.