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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.

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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.

Survivor 20 Ways

Survivor 20 Ways

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs performs Survivor’s classic Eye of the Tiger in the styles of 20 Super Bowl halftime performers. And we are once again reminded that Prince should play the Super Bowl every year, and everyone else can go home.

Christian Cuevas: Memphis Mix

Christian Cuevas: Memphis Mix

While digging around YouTube, we stumbled onto a true talent. Musician Christian Cuevas has a smooth and powerful voice that will pierce you to the soul, and won’t let go. Seriously folks, this guy deserves a major record deal. Check out more of his tracks here.

Sweet Georgia Brown: A Capella

Sweet Georgia Brown: A Capella

Vocalist Mike Tompkins teamed up with members of The Harlem Globetrotters to put together this fun a capella version of their theme song, using nothing more than voices, bouncing basketballs, and foot stomping to create the multilayered track.

1 Guy, 20 Singers

1 Guy, 20 Singers

Comedian and voiceover artist Daniel “Slash” Barker turns in an impressive series of musical impressions, ranging from David Bowie to Busta Rhymes and everyone in between. There are a couple of clunkers (Michael Stipe and Johnny Cash), but most of them are spot on.

Alex Boye: Little Drummer Boy

Alex Boye: Little Drummer Boy

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, vocalist Alex Boye and the Genesis Choir’s uplifting African version of the classic tune doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. Download the track on Bandcamp.

Flat Top x Daft Punk

Flat Top x Daft Punk

Performer Ruben “Lucky” Hall aka “Flat Top” adds his unique spin to Daft Punk’s Voyager, embellishing the track with sweet vocals and robotic dance moves. Come for the outfit and hairdo, stay for the talent.

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Call of Coldplay

Call of Coldplay

Lights will guide you home… and ignite your bones. YouTuber Sinj was playing a game of Call of Duty when Jerry-Mosses Roebeck broke out in song – presumably he was unaware that his mic was on when he started singing Fix You.

This Parrot is Awesome

This Parrot is Awesome

Princess Yellow Feather sounds like the name of a character from a family flick, and this amazon parrot knows how to sing Everything is Awesome from The LEGO Movie like a boss. Best comment: “Everything is awesome…when you live in a tree.”

What Do Machines Sing of?

What Do Machines Sing of?

Creative technologist, artist and hacker Martin Backes created this computerized installation which endlessly sings hit ballads from the ’90s, vocalizing the songs with a sort of robo-speak which expresses a tremendous sense of emotion.

The Wikisinger

The Wikisinger

Following up on The Wikidrummer, singer Joachim Müllner performs the same song in 15 different locales, each with dramatically different acoustic properties, including an anechoic chamber. Best experienced with headphones on.

The Lion King vs. Aladdin

The Lion King vs. Aladdin

The broadway casts of The Lion King and Aladdin found themselves delayed at the airport due to bad weather, and decided to make the best of the time with an impromptu sing-off. This never happens to us when we’re delayed. (Thanks Seth!)

Mozart Rap

Mozart Rap

In response to a note from a high school music teacher looking for safe-for-school lyrics, Mac Lethal proves his rap prowess knows no bounds, as he spits his rapid-fire rhymes over Mozart’s Turkish March Piano Sonata No. 11.

Shaggy in the Bathroom

Shaggy in the Bathroom

What starts out as a bunch of drunk blokes singing in a London bathroom quickly turns awesome when Oli Goss busts out his best impression of reggae-pop singer Shaggy and his distinctive frog-in-the-throat vocals. Boombastic!

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An Unexpected Voice

An Unexpected Voice

Musician Luc Arbogast’s bald head and tattoos belie his vocal talents, an uncanny ability to sing in a range normally reserved for the most talented female vocalists. He can also sing in a more typical range as well. More here.

The Yodelfather

The Yodelfather

For his 15 seconds of Internet fame, yodeler Mark Jackson chose to throat-warble out an unlikely tune – the ominous theme music from The Godfather. And just when we thought we were out, Mark pulls us back in.

Carrell & Colbert Harmonize

Carrell & Colbert Harmonize

In this clip from back in 2008, Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert took the opportunity to sing a duet of The Star Spangled Banner, improvising the harmonies along the way. We just wanted to yell “Play Ball!” at the end.

Singing Flight of the Bumblebee

Singing Flight of the Bumblebee

Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee is challenging enough to play on a musical instrument, so when we stumbled onto opera singer Malena Ernman performing the song with her voice, we were speechless.

This is Halloween A Capella

This is Halloween A Capella

It took vocalist Dan Buckley about five nights to record all of the 66 different voice tracks he used to create his cover of Danny Elfman’s spooky holiday classic This is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The Human Piano

The Human Piano

Remember Big? The classic 1988 Tom Hanks flick immortalized those giant pianos you can play with your feet. Here, a group of classically-trained singers has been programmed to make the notes instead of an electronic circuit.

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