Bands/Musicians The Best A Cappella Groups  

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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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4,993 1,686
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DovyPaukstys added Electronic music, A cappella, Cover band

2
4,709 1,663
Home Free Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AbbyZee added 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 community is tight knit and very supportive of one another. Let's not dishonor them.

3
2,008 1,071
Straight No Chaser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SamRogalsky added

4
1,433 1,011
Peter Hollens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, A cappella

5
1,575 1,007
Rockapella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

6
421 312
The Filharmonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AndrewBolo added a capella

7
828 683
Street Corner Symphony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

8
1,073 785
The Manhattan Transfer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

9
374 214
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KimAlexander added

10
788 451
Take 6 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SpencerVerMeer added Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

11
741 564
The Swingle Singers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Overzeetop added

12
1,066 742
The Real Group is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

13
826 387
THUMMp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
GregVaden added A cappella

14
643 524
Brigham Young University Vocal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

15
1,354 1,106
The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Barbershop music, A cappella

16
805 531
The King's Singers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
browncatt added

17
502 487
The House Jacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

18
129 36
Bobby McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
1501234216430 added Pop music, World music, Classical music

19
1,283 961
The Rich-Tone Chorus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

20
954 682
The Ambassadors of Harmony is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AlStanger added

21
675 750
Blue Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop rock, A cappella

22
568 506
Evynne Hollens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
greyeyedsagittarius added 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 of her life with husband Peter Hollens, about their lives as musicians & new parents.  
https://www.youtube.com/user/EvynneHollensMusic
https://twitter.com/evynnehollens
http://loudr.fm/artist/evynne-hollens/uFwCA
http://www.patreon.com/evynnehollens

https://www.facebook.com/EvynneHollensMusic
https://plus.google.com/103032786206755419074

23
467 501
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

24
1,968 1,648
Perpetuum Jazzile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Jazz, Soul music

25
574 544
Fool Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

26
351 396
Ithacappella is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
JaredWolf added

27
425 402
Ball in the House is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, A cappella

28
576 580
Lions Gate Chorus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
VirginiaMarissen added

29
410 394
The Bobs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
New Wave, A cappella

30
353 356
The Hi-Lo's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

31
119 172
Vocal Rush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added

32
701 638
Melodeers Chorus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

33
490 434
Nota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Reggae, A cappella

34
339 365
On the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

35
125 148
Committed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added

36
444 415
Sonos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Indie pop, Electronic music, Alternative rock

37
173 229
Vox One is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Jazz

38
363 333
The Hyannis Sound is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, A cappella

39
431 405
Five O'Clock Shadow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Pop/Rock

40
435 422
The Idea of North is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Jazz, A cappella

41
579 598
Rönninge Show Chorus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

42
286 257
Bill Hare's Feet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
TimothyJones added A Cappella, Deke Sharon, Kletzmer - A Cappella Supergroup singing Deke Sharon arrangements

43
241 328
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JayMcCain added

44
268 280
Gentleman's Rule is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
CindyWarrick added

45
316 347
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AnnaLindeløvVestergaard added Nordic a cappella - www.vocalgroupsono.com / www.facebook.com/sonovokaldk

46
174 173
Eric Chung is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
ericchung added 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.

47
273 312
Acoustix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
LauraWeilSanders added

48
255 293
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A cappella

49
275 331
Sean Altman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Power pop, Comedy, A cappella

50
56 70
Naturally 7 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Robert Longman added Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues