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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1
5,071 1,703
Pentatonix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
DovyPaukstys added Electronic music, A cappella, Cover band

2
4,866 1,681
Home Free Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AbbyZee added

3
2,032 1,086
Straight No Chaser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SamRogalsky added

4
1,446 1,029
Peter Hollens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, A cappella

5
1,582 1,018
Rockapella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

6
429 320
The Filharmonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AndrewBolo added a capella

7
834 690
Street Corner Symphony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

8
1,080 792
The Manhattan Transfer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

9
797 456
Take 6 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SpencerVerMeer added Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

10
383 222
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KimAlexander added

11
745 573
The Swingle Singers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Overzeetop added

12
1,070 750
The Real Group is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

13
826 394
THUMMp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
GregVaden added A cappella

14
649 530
Brigham Young University Vocal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

15
1,355 1,111
The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Barbershop music, A cappella

16
812 537
The King's Singers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
browncatt added

17
502 492
The House Jacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

18
132 42
Bobby McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
1501234216430 added Pop music, World music, Classical music

19
1,283 966
The Rich-Tone Chorus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

20
954 687
The Ambassadors of Harmony is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AlStanger added

21
676 754
Blue Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop rock, A cappella

22
568 510
Evynne Hollens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
greyeyedsagittarius added A cappella, pop vocalist

23
468 505
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

24
1,970 1,652
Perpetuum Jazzile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Jazz, Soul music

25
574 548
Fool Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

26
351 400
Ithacappella is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
JaredWolf added

27
425 406
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
576 583
Lions Gate Chorus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
VirginiaMarissen added

29
410 397
The Bobs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
New Wave, A cappella

30
353 359
The Hi-Lo's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

31
120 175
Vocal Rush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added

32
701 641
Melodeers Chorus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

33
491 438
Nota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Reggae, A cappella

34
340 368
On the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

35
128 151
Committed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added

36
445 418
Sonos is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Indie pop, Electronic music, Alternative rock

37
173 232
Vox One is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Jazz

38
431 408
Five O'Clock Shadow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Pop/Rock

39
363 336
The Hyannis Sound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, A cappella

40
435 425
The Idea of North is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Jazz, A cappella

41
579 601
Rönninge Show Chorus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

42
286 260
Bill Hare's Feet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
TimothyJones added A Cappella, Deke Sharon, Kletzmer

43
241 331
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JayMcCain added

44
268 283
Gentleman's Rule is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
CindyWarrick added

45
316 350
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AnnaLindeløvVestergaard added Nordic a cappella

46
175 175
Eric Chung is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
ericchung added A cappella, Singer/songwriter, pop

47
273 315
Acoustix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
LauraWeilSanders added

48
255 296
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A cappella

49
275 334
Sean Altman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Power pop, Comedy, A cappella

50
57 73
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