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What is cooler than a group of great singers harmonizing with only their voices? This a cappella artists list ranks all the top a cappella groups and bands by votes. With the huge success of acts like Pentatonix and Straight No Chaser, a cappella groups have broken into the mainstream. But what a cappella group is the best? This list of the best a cappella acts in the world includes mouth musicians who have released recordings or performed live. These are truly the greatest a cappella bands of all time, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best a cappella music.


Examples of great a capella groups include Manhattan Transfer and The Real Group. Rank the best artists on this list to see their way to the top of the list. If you don't like Home Free Vocal Band or The Ambassadors of Harmony, then give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in a cappella music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new acappella bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of a cappella, as well as a good place to start if you're interested in getting into a cappella music. Especially since the singing groups at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good a cappella singers with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent a cappella bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best a cappella bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest a cappella group ever?" If you consider yourself a fan of a cappella,please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular a cappella groups.


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DovyPaukstys added Pentatonix Electronic music, A cappella, Cover band

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4,178 1,542
Home Free Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AbbyZee added Home Free Vocal Band I sincerely hope that no fan of Home Free will vote thumbs down on any other group just to raise Home Free in the rankings. That is just soo wrong in my opinion. I love Home Free and believe they are Number one, but the aca ...

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1,862 983
Straight No Chaser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SamRogalsky added Straight No Chaser

4
1,520 939
Rockapella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Rockapella A cappella

5
1,312 954
Peter Hollens is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Peter Hollens Pop music, A cappella

6
337 256
The Filharmonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AndrewBolo added The Filharmonic a capella

7
771 628
Street Corner Symphony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

8
1,006 728
The Manhattan Transfer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Manhattan Transfer Pop music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

9
724 414
Take 6 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SpencerVerMeer added Take 6 Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

10
715 527
The Swingle Singers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Overzeetop added The Swingle Singers

11
1,034 710
The Real Group is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Real Group Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

12
820 353
THUMMp is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
GregVaden added THUMMp A cappella

13
305 185
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KimAlexander added Voiceplay

14
595 493
Brigham Young University Vocal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

15
1,344 1,079
The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Vocal Majority Barbershop music, A cappella

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495 459
The House Jacks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The House Jacks Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

17
774 508
The King's Singers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
browncatt added The King's Singers

18
1,280 936
The Rich-Tone Chorus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

19
945 659
The Ambassadors of Harmony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AlStanger added The Ambassadors of Harmony

20
667 724
Blue Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Blue Jupiter Pop rock, A cappella

21
552 482
Evynne Hollens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
greyeyedsagittarius added Evynne Hollens A cappella, pop vocalist - ..three octave voice, co-founded collegiate a cappella group 'Divisi' at the U of Oregon, and minored in music at U of Oregon, Eugene.  Evynne is a director & voice teacher, and she creates a weekly vlog ...

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451 481
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

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96 19
Bobby McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
1501234216430 added Bobby McFerrin Pop music, World music, Classical music

24
572 524
Fool Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Fool Moon A cappella

25
1,954 1,627
Perpetuum Jazzile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Perpetuum Jazzile Pop music, Jazz, Soul music

26
345 382
Ithacappella is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
JaredWolf added Ithacappella

27
420 385
Ball in the House is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Ball in the House Pop music, Rhythm and blues, A cappella

28
406 377
The Bobs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Bobs New Wave, A cappella

29
573 561
Lions Gate Chorus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
VirginiaMarissen added Lions Gate Chorus

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346 340
The Hi-Lo's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Hi-Lo's A cappella

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698 620
Melodeers Chorus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Melodeers Chorus A cappella

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104 158
Vocal Rush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added Vocal Rush

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482 419
Nota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Nota Pop music, Reggae, A cappella

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328 351
On the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
On the Rocks A cappella

35
114 132
Committed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added Committed

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169 212
Vox One is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Vox One Jazz

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430 386
Five O'Clock Shadow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Five O'Clock Shadow Pop/Rock

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358 316
The Hyannis Sound is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Hyannis Sound Pop music, Rhythm and blues, A cappella

39
428 403
The Idea of North is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Idea of North Jazz, A cappella

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427 399
Sonos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Sonos Indie pop, Electronic music, Alternative rock

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280 237
Bill Hare's Feet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
TimothyJones added Bill Hare's Feet A Cappella, Deke Sharon, Kletzmer - A Cappella Supergroup singing Deke Sharon arrangements

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578 576
Rönninge Show Chorus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

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240 305
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JayMcCain added Bluegrass Sudent Union

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268 256
Gentleman's Rule is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
CindyWarrick added Gentleman's Rule

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255 272
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The ScatterTones A cappella

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266 292
Acoustix is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
LauraWeilSanders added Acoustix

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273 312
Sean Altman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Sean Altman Power pop, Comedy, A cappella

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164 163
Eric Chung is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
ericchung added Eric Chung A cappella, Singer/songwriter, pop - Award-winning a cappella singer/songwriter. Released one of the first solo a cappella EP's, "It Was You All Along", to consist entirely of original music.

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278 327
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AnnaLindeløvVestergaard added Vocal Group SONO Nordic a cappella - www.vocalgroupsono.com / www.facebook.com/sonovokaldk

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230 262
The Westminster Chorus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
MichaelKelly added The Westminster Chorus Barbershop, A Cappella, Choral - Under the direction of Justin Miller, The Westminster Chorus is the 2009 ‘Choir of the World’ Pavarotti Trophy winner and the International Chorus Gold Medalist of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 2007 & 2010.