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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 and spread into genres like acapella Christian music. 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. If you're curious about non-professional a capella groups, check out the best collegiate a capella 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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Home Free Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Pentatonix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Peter Hollens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Straight No Chaser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Rockapella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Take 6 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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THUMMp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Real Group is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Manhattan Transfer ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Rich-Tone Chorus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The King's Singers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Perpetuum Jazzile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Swingle Singers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Street Corner Symphony ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Fool Moon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Ambassadors of Harmo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The Filharmonic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Brigham Young University... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Evynne Hollens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Melodeers Chorus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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The House Jacks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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Nota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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SIX aka Knudsen Bros is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
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