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RickRoll’d by Rick

RickRoll’d by Rick

You will be RickRoll’d by this video. But that’s okay, because the guy doing the RickRolling is none other than Rick Astley himself, with a great, stripped back performance of the track that everyone has accidentally heard at least once in their life, Never Gonna Give You Up. From BBC Music’s Radio 2 Piano Room.

Zoom V6 Vocal Processor

Zoom V6 Vocal Processor

Are you a singer? Zoom’s foot pedal gadget offers up a ton of useful performance features, including a variety of vocal effects, from tweaking octaves, to adding harmonies, to pitch correction, to reverb, chorus, and a formant pedal for adjusting vocal texture, It’s also got a built-in looper for up to 3:30 of recording.

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The Hater Song

The Hater Song

Like most people who post videos on YouTube, musician Madilyn Bailey has been subjected to an endless stream of hateful, poorly spelled comments by 12 year olds. Rather than taking them to heart, she turned their trolling into a song, and so far has racked up over 6 million views as the ultimate sweet revenge.

Freddie Mercury: Time Waits for No One

Freddie Mercury: Time Waits for No One

An amazing recording of the greatest rock vocalist of all time, captured back in 1986 as part of the 96-track Time. With the help of musician and producer Dave Clark, we now get to hear a stripped-down and cleaned up version, backed only by piano, along with HD footage of Mercury which will send chills down your spine.

How Microphones Changed Singing

How Microphones Changed Singing

The earliest forms of vocal amplification date back over 1000 years, but microphones as we know them are less than 100 years old. Cheddar looks at how mics changed the way vocalists perform when recording and in live shows, and how they put singers front and center.

I’ve No More F**ks to Give

I’ve No More F**ks to Give

(PG-13: Language) With his dapper outfit and handlebar moustache, musician Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. seems like quite the gentleman. But don’t let his looks fool you. He’s got the mouth of a truck driver, and he’s not taking any guff from anyone.

A Capella Kid

A Capella Kid

You know those multi-track a capella videos where one person sings all the parts? Sure you do. Well this kid nailed what it must be like when all your singing personas are in conflict, and can’t play nice together.

Dog Concerto in A♭Minor

Dog Concerto in A♭Minor

Recently, a dog named Walter had a brush with viral fame due to his charming operatic howl. Now, some wiseacre named lyoug decided to add a little musical composition to accompany Walter’s beautiful voice, further enhancing his performance.

Choir Gets Rickrolled

Choir Gets Rickrolled

The members of Toronto ensemble Choir! Choir! Choir! were joined by a special guest performer, none other than pop legend Rick Astley. They provided harmonies and backup while Rick took on lead vocal duties. We’re impressed how great his voice is after all these years.

All Is Full of Robots

All Is Full of Robots

If you thought that Sophia the robot was creepy before, check this out, as the humanoid AI sings Bjork’s All Is Full of Love, which by no coincidence featured a singing robot in its video. Skip to 3:48 for the performance, which we suspect was aided by Vocaloid.

Arctic Monkeys: Acoustic Cover

Arctic Monkeys: Acoustic Cover

We love discovering new talent, and musician Briony Frater is a true diamond in the rough. Hit the play button and enjoy as this young woman performs a wonderfully warm acoustic version of Arctic Monkeys’ hit Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

Singing in an MRI

Singing in an MRI

A fascinating look at inner workings of vocalist Anna-Maria Hefele’s head and neck as she performs in a mix of regular and overtone singing. University Medical Center Freiburg, Institute for Musician’s Medicine captured a whole DVD of various vocal techniques.

Writing a Sad Song

Writing a Sad Song

“I know a nice bar that has great booze… I’m a big fan of Tom Cruise.” Musician and YouTube star Rudy Mancuso likes to write original songs, but sometimes the lyrics aren’t the easiest things to come up with, as he proves in his video for “Musical Fiction.”

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New York I Love You A Capella

New York I Love You A Capella

The Trinity College Accidentals perform an outstanding a capella cover version of LCD Soundsystem’s classic ode to the Big Apple, New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, with senior soloist Connor Kennedy bringing on the lead vocals.

Gillespie & Hendricks: Mouth Music

Gillespie & Hendricks: Mouth Music

An absolutely incredible bit of archive footage of the late, great Dizzy Gillespie and Jon Hendricks performing at Lincoln Center back in 1980, using only their mouths, noses, hands, and a Jew’s harp to bring a tune to life.

The Wildling and the Hound

The Wildling and the Hound

Back when they were filming this season of Game of Thrones, actors Rory McCann and Kristofer Hivju took a moment away from their gruff but lovable characters Sandor “The Hound” Clegane and Tormund Giantsbane to serenade us with a little Yellow Bird.

Vocals by Anna Blanchard

Vocals by Anna Blanchard

You know what we love about the Internet? It lets us discover talented people we never would have heard of. Case in point – singer Anna Blanchard, who fills her YouTube channel with soul-stirring covers of songs by Todd Rundgren, Radiohead, alt-J, Nirvana, and more.

Puddles on AGT

Puddles on AGT

We’ve been fans of Puddles Pity Party since he first hit the scene. Now, he’s about to break wide after appearing on America’s Got Talent. To kick off his almost certain domination of the competition, he performed a rendition of Sia’s Chandelier, arranged by Postmodern Jukebox.

Louis Cole: Bank Account

Louis Cole: Bank Account

Musician Louis Cole’s short song works on more levels than you’d expect. Most of us can relate to its lyrics, and while it starts out like a novelty tune, we quickly learn that Louis is a serious electrofunkmaster. And then there’s this. Louis, you’re our new hero.

Folsom Pinball Blues

Folsom Pinball Blues

Puddles Pity Party managed to mash up two unlikely tunes into one, combining the Johnny Cash classic Folsom Prison Blues with The Who’s Pinball Wizard. We’re not sure why it works, but Puddles always does a good job hypnotizing us with his voice.

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John Legend Sings Gordon Ramsay

John Legend Sings Gordon Ramsay

(PG-13: Language) British late-night show The Nightly Show enlisted the talents of singer John Legend to perform a very special medley, consisting entirely of things that chef Gordon Ramsay has shouted at the well-deserved victims of his verbal abuse.

Sampha Live

Sampha Live

British artist Sampha Sisay has been around. Everyone from SBTRKT to Drake have asked him to be on their tracks because of his uniquely smooth yet passionate style of singing. But he’s more than ready to strike on his own with his debut album, Process.

Korean State of Mind

Korean State of Mind

Yoo Jei, a then 16 year-old Korean girl turns in an surprising and soulful performance of the Billy Joel classic New York State of Mind during her run for the title on the show KPOP STAR back in 2015. We can’t believe she didn’t win.

Puddles Pity Party: Crying

Puddles Pity Party: Crying

Roy Orbison’s classic track Crying already makes us weepy every time we hear it, but give it to the sad clown with the golden voice, and the emotional impact escalates to another level. Has somebody been cutting onions up in here?

Michael Bolton: Singing Barista

Michael Bolton: Singing Barista

♫ Iced hazelnut latte… with soy milk ♫ Vanity Fair managed to coax Michael Bolton into working behind the counter at Los Angeles coffee shop Alfred {Coffee + Kitchen}, where he was tasked with using his golden pipes to sing customers’ drink orders when they were ready.

Lamont Landers: Funk Medley

Lamont Landers: Funk Medley

Lamont Landers and his bandmates Bowen Robertson, Jaraven Moe Hill, and Kevin Canada turn in an awesome medley of Earth, Wind & Fire, Sly and the Family Stone, and a dash of funky love makin’ tossed in for good measure. Want some mo? Try on some Bill Withers.

Westworld Theme: A Capella

Westworld Theme: A Capella

We’re going to have to wait all the way until 2018 to find out what happens next on Westworld, but for today, we’ve got The Warp Zone’s richly-layered vocal rendition of Ramin Djawadi’s latest earworm of a theme song from our new favorite TV series.

Daniela Andrade: Where Is My Mind?

Daniela Andrade: Where Is My Mind?

The light and lilting voice of Daniela Andrade powers this welcome addition to the long list of cover versions we’ve heard of The Pixies 1988 classic, and is a wonderful introduction to this young woman’s incredible talent.

Hanbyul Kang: Golden Voice

Hanbyul Kang: Golden Voice

It’s been over a year since musician Hanbyul Kang last posted a song to his YouTube channel, but his back catalog of smooth and soulful covers is too good not to share. Here’s hoping we hear more from Hanbyul down the road.

Impromptu Subway Jam

Impromptu Subway Jam

While traveling through Berlin, vocalist EllandM spotted rapper INFIDELIX performing in the subway. She decided to join in and sing along with this awesome improv jam, backed by the beats of Phantogram’s When I’m Small.

Choir! Choir! Choir!: Space Oddity

Choir! Choir! Choir!: Space Oddity

One of the more emotionally powerful David Bowie tributes we’ve heard, as Toronto’s open choir of more than 500 singers convened to perform a wonderful cover of Bowie’s 1969 classic. Their rendition of The Man Who Sold the World is excellent as well.

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