Pentatonix singer Scott Hoying shared his top a cappella tracks exclusively with Us Weekly. The quintet’s self-titled album recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, making it the first a cappella album in history to enter at the top of the charts. See his full playlist below!
“Damaged (A Cappella)” by Danity Kane: “I love this version because it strips the track away and highlights the brilliantly performed and arranged background vocals. So soulful and tight. I can’t get enough!”
“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye” by Boyz II Men: “This is just an iconic a cappella track. Soulful, organic, beautiful, and ahead of its time.”
“If I Ever Fall in Love” by Shai: “This is probably my favorite a cappella track of all time. It’s a showcase of talent and creativity. A great song!”
Pentatonix at the 2015 Grammy Awards
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“The Bridge” by ARORA: “This song is stunning. It is not only beautiful, but the singers in the group have breathtaking voices that blend so well. The entire album Bioluminescence is really next level.”
“My Heart With You” by The Rescues: “The lyrics, the melody, the harmonies, and the performance are all flawless. I cry every time I listen to this song.”
“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin: “This is perhaps the most famous a cappella track in history. Bobby McFerrin is one of the most talented musicians I have ever seen in my life. Extremely great at singing, arranging, and just plain being creative. This song had such an impact on the music industry.”
“After the Gold Rush” by Prelude: “This stunning cover of the iconic Neil Young song was one of the only a cappella radio hits in history. By taking an already beautiful song and adding harmony and an amazing vibe, they left their mark on music history.”
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