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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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4,753 1,641
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DovyPaukstys added Pentatonix Electronic music, A cappella, Cover band

2
4,399 1,618
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 ...

3
1,932 1,041
Straight No Chaser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SamRogalsky added Straight No Chaser

4
1,382 988
Peter Hollens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Peter Hollens Pop music, A cappella

5
1,552 987
Rockapella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Rockapella A cappella

6
389 296
The Filharmonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AndrewBolo added The Filharmonic a capella

7
803 664
Street Corner Symphony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

8
1,041 764
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
762 443
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
343 203
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KimAlexander added Voiceplay

11
728 551
The Swingle Singers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Overzeetop added The Swingle Singers

12
1,052 732
The Real Group is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Real Group Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

13
820 375
THUMMp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
GregVaden added THUMMp A cappella

14
624 514
Brigham Young University Vocal... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

15
1,349 1,098
The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Vocal Majority Barbershop music, A cappella

16
501 477
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
794 524
The King's Singers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
browncatt added The King's Singers

18
1,281 953
The Rich-Tone Chorus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

19
116 30
Bobby McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
1501234216430 added Bobby McFerrin Pop music, World music, Classical music

20
949 674
The Ambassadors of Harmony is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AlStanger added The Ambassadors of Harmony

21
673 740
Blue Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Blue Jupiter Pop rock, A cappella

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

22
564 497
Evynne Hollens is listed (or ranked) 22 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 ...

23
457 495
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

24
1,963 1,643
Perpetuum Jazzile is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Perpetuum Jazzile Pop music, Jazz, Soul music

25
573 539
Fool Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Fool Moon A cappella

26
348 392
Ithacappella is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
JaredWolf added Ithacappella

27
422 397
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
574 576
Lions Gate Chorus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
VirginiaMarissen added Lions Gate Chorus

The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

29
408 390
The Bobs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Bobs New Wave, A cappella

30
350 352
The Hi-Lo's is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Hi-Lo's A cappella

31
113 169
Vocal Rush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added Vocal Rush

32
700 632
Melodeers Chorus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Melodeers Chorus A cappella

33
487 430
Nota is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Nota Pop music, Reggae, A cappella

34
336 361
On the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
On the Rocks A cappella

35
119 144
Committed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
agi_sza added Committed

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
173 225
Vox One is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Vox One Jazz

37
440 412
Sonos is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Sonos Indie pop, Electronic music, Alternative rock

38
431 400
Five O'Clock Shadow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
PaulPampinella added Five O'Clock Shadow Pop/Rock

39
362 330
The Hyannis Sound is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Hyannis Sound Pop music, Rhythm and blues, A cappella

40
433 419
The Idea of North is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
The Idea of North Jazz, A cappella

41
578 596
Rönninge Show Chorus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

42
281 253
Bill Hare's Feet is listed (or ranked) 42 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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241 323
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JayMcCain added Bluegrass Sudent Union

44
268 275
Gentleman's Rule is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
CindyWarrick added Gentleman's Rule

45
313 343
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AnnaLindeløvVestergaard added Vocal Group SONO Nordic a cappella - www.vocalgroupsono.com / www.facebook.com/sonovokaldk

46
255 289
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The ScatterTones A cappella

47
171 171
Eric Chung is listed (or ranked) 47 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.

48
269 309
Acoustix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
LauraWeilSanders added Acoustix

49
274 328
Sean Altman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Sean Altman Power pop, Comedy, A cappella

50
37 42
Accent is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
1501234216430 added Accent Heavy metal