acappella anyone?

4 minutes.  36 songs. Something for everyone.  And I mean everyone.  From Beethoven to Hammerstein to Johnny Cash to Aretha to Queen to Gaga to Psy.  Evolution of music from 11th century to today.  Curious about the song list?  Here it is:

11th century: Salve Regina

1600s: Canon in D – Pachelbel

1800s: Symphony No. 5 – Beethoven

1910s: Danny Boy – Frederic Weatherly

1920s: Old Man River – Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II

1930s: Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway

1940s: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – The Andrew Sisters


  • I Walk The Line – Johnny Cash
  • La Bamba – Ritchie Valens


  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Barbara Ann – Beach Boys
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin


  • ABC – Jackson 5
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen


  • Celebration – Kool & The Gang
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson


  • Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • …Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
  • Say My Name – Destiny’s Child
  • I Want It That Way – The Backstreet Boys


  • Hey Ya! – Outkast
  • Drop it Like Its Hot – Snoop Dogg
  • Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
  • Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
  • Single Ladies – Beyoncé
  • I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • I Gotta Feelin – Black Eyed Peas


  • Baby – Justin Bieber
  • We Found Love – Rihanna
  • Some Nights – Fun.
  • Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye
  • Gangnam Style – Psy
  • Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen



  1. Wow, that was pretty cool… 🙂


  2. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    That’s fun. Can’t help myself, though – I must protest (you had to know this was coming!) – a touch unbalanced across the centuries – even decades.
    “Interesting” transitions between the first few numbers – that definitely got better as it went along.
    Love the bass!
    I was quite pleased that I knew every song till the end of the 80s! 😉 (No comment on how many / few I knew after that)


  3. So great. Felt like the Wizard of Oz. Starting in black and white and switching to color. Fun!


  4. LOVE IT!!!!! And I also like the special effect with switching over to color…nice!


  5. Those guys are really talented!


  6. Wow, that’s amazing! They are great!


  7. Hey, that was fun! I love a cappella music–used to listen to the “arch sings” at Princeton–lovely…. 🙂


  8. Crying first, then smiling and nodding my head – in the span of fifteen minutes within the 5AM hour. I am having trouble figuring out how I feel today. 😉


  9. Reblogged this on Waiting for the Karma Truck and commented:
    Oops he did it again… that is (Lead.Learn.Live). Just enjoy and smile with delight. Forget about trying to keep up.


  10. Stealing this. Thanks so much, David.


  11. Reblogged this on Wholeheartedness and commented:


  12. That is AWESOME! Great combination of voices, sound effects and facial expressions. I shared it on FB, thanks!


  13. Reblogged this on On the Homefront and commented:
    Should cheer us all up a bit ~ thanks David


  14. Cool, Dude… 😉


  15. Impressive!


  16. Very cool and talented, almost missed PSY! Thanks for sharing.


  17. Makere Stewart-Harawira says:

    Reblogged this on Makere's Blog and commented:
    From the 11th century to the 2010s in four minutes. Wow. Very cool group. Very talented. So glad David Kannigan shared this


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