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Songs with acapella in them

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MikaelaArsenault, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. tinnox

    tinnox Senior Member

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    When this is asked I always think of Yes - Leave It, an excellent tune
     
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  2. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

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    No links to YouTube for this one. I think we've all collectively blocked it out of our memories. Possibly the biggest selling a capella of the lot. Only found it by googling for examples. I'll whisper it.

    Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin.
     
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  3. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

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    Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin.

     
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  4. BiffJackson

    BiffJackson Forum Resident

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    From the wonderful Steve Goodman.

     
  5. KaptKopter

    KaptKopter Forum Resident

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    Well as some posters have already mentioned, The Beach Boys have many.

    'Sloop John B'
    'Soulful Old Man Sunshine'
    'Barbara Ann' (Intro)
    'I Get Around'
    'Our Prayer'
    'I can Hear Music'
    'Lady Lynda' (live version)
     
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  6. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

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    Most of these aren't "a cappella" ("Our Prayer" seems to be) which is solo singing without instrumental accompaniment. I had a similar problem with "Get a job" by The Silhouettes which in my mind was unaccompanied until I actually listened to it.
     
  7. KaptKopter

    KaptKopter Forum Resident

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    I think you find they have acapella parts in them which is what the OP was talking about. 'Our Prayer' is the only complete acapella one.
     
  8. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

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    I had a quick listen. For instance I was convinced you were right with the start of "Barbara Ann" but in comes a tambourine after one bar and some more straight after that. Also live stuff, mostly Knebworth - there's nearly always some subtle instrumentation going on there even when you think they're on their own.

     
  9. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    The acapella fade out is rich and sumptuous...... :love:

     
  10. Grower of Mushrooms

    Grower of Mushrooms Omnivorous mammalian bipedal entity.

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    Acapella ?? I think there's pills you can take for that........ :evil:
     
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  11. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    How about So Much In Love?
     
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  12. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    The Jeff beck Group's BBC cover of You'll never Get To heaven if You Break My Heart. Sorry, can't find a link for it.
    The harmonies are shockingly tight.
     
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  13. Dave_L

    Dave_L Forum Resident

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    Tracy Chapman - Behind the Wall.....

     
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  14. llama

    llama Forum Resident

    Rainbo Conversation ~Stereolab
     
  15. magister345

    magister345 Forum Resident

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    Zurich
    Yes - Hold on
     
  16. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Timothy B. Schmit
    Top of the Stairs

     
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  17. Binni

    Binni Forum Resident

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  18. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    King's X has a few, here's one:

     
  19. Skokiaan

    Skokiaan Forum Resident

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    New Jersey
    Paul McCartney & Wings
    "Daytime Nighttime Suffering"

     
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  20. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    *NSYNC
    I Thought She Knew

    I always loved this song as a teenager lol. :shh:

     
  21. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

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    San Diego,CA USA
    First song that came to my mind: Motorhead "English Rose"

     
  22. mtvgeneration

    mtvgeneration Forum Resident

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    CA
    Janet Jackson - Love Will Never Do Without You
     
  23. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

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    Youngstown, Ohio
    Next to The Beach Boys, Chicago's Cryan' Shames were rock's greatest choirboys.

    There several a cappella passages on their wonderful A Scratch in the Sky album. Two that immediately come to mind are near the end of "A Carol for Lorelei" and the fade out of "I Was Lonely When."
     
  24. Freedom Rider

    Freedom Rider Forum Resident

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    Russia
    Magical a capella ending.
     
  25. mtvgeneration

    mtvgeneration Forum Resident

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    CA
    Some intros...

    Gloria Estefan - 1, 2, 3


    Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

    Steve Perry - Oh, Sherrie
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018

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