Songs with acapella in them

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  1. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I was listening to Roam by The B52's earlier today and it had an acapella portion towards the beginning of the song. What are some other examples of acapella in music?
     
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  2. BrutandCharisma

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    Let's make it interesting: no Queen allowed.
     
  3. MikaelaArsenault

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    Queen can count of course.
     
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  4. EchoStars24

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    Yes - Leave It
    Peter Gabriel - Excuse Me
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Don't Stop
     
  5. Steve G

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    I guess carry on my wayward son and dark fantasy and you can't always get what you want
     
  6. pig bodine

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    Uncle John’s Band - Dead
    A Quick One While He’s Away -Who
    It’s For You - Three Dog Night
    Shinin’ Star - Earth Wind and Fire
     
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  7. CCrider92

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    Two very common examples from what I listen to:
    Grateful Dead "Uncle John's Band"
    CSNY "Carry On"
     
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  8. Longers

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    Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
     
  9. dickens12@excite

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    "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle.
     
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  10. andrewskyDE

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    The Beach Boys - I Can Hear Music
     
  11. EchoStars24

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    The Doobie Brothers - Black Water
     
  12. fretbuzzed

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    a whole album 'A Cappella' by Todd Rundgren


    LMGTFY
     
  13. EchoStars24

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    ...but no one asked about it
     
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  14. MarkTWIC

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    Caravan of Love - Housemartins
    Only You - Flying Pickets

    Revealing both my nationality and rough age in one go. But both are excellent tracks if you haven't heard them and great examples of how a cappella can work well.

     
  15. mcchocchoc

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    PoiL do that here and there, here's an example. At 04:19 during this song . . .

     
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  16. idleracer

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    :kilroy: The first two things that popped into my head:

    The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
    I'm Losing You - All Three Hit Versions (Temptations, Rod Stewart, Rare Earth).

    I'm surprised they weren't the first two things that popped into every one else's head as well.
     
  17. PDK

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    Van Halen - I'm the One

    Doobies - Black Water

    ...both produced by Ted Templeman I believe.
     
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  18. idleracer

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    :kilroy: The entire first half of "The Way I Feel Inside" by The Zombies:

     
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  19. idleracer

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    :kilroy: The Right Somebody To Love:

     
  20. idleracer

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    :kilroy: The Fiddle And The Drum / Joni Mitchell:

     
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  21. drad dog

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    Beach Boys - Heroes and Villians
     
  22. Mal

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    "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" (with unused intro) - The Beach Boys



    The short a capella break at 1' 37'' was copied and edited on the front as the intro for the original single:

    Why Do Fools Fall In Love (2008 Mono)
     
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  23. Longers

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    Not sure if hand claps are allowed in a capella but Drift Away (Dobie Gray) has a pretty cool short vocal break
     
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  24. idleracer

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    :kilroy: There are Beach Boys cuts like this on just about every album:

     
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  25. Joy-of-radio

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    That's funny! The first song that came to mind was "Fat Bottom Girls"!
     
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