Pentatonix Giving Up On You: Mind-Blowing Cover of “Say Something” (Video)

Prepare to wear out the repeat button. “The Sing Off” champs who have taken the a cappella world by storm majorly step up their game with their latest cover of A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something.” With the inclusion of just their voices but a new addition to the team (the cello) in this cover, the group blows this cover out of the park with their haunting, yet serene take. Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Viral Video Wednesday: Pentatonix & Todrick Hall Retell “The Wizard of Ahhhs”

wizardofaahzThe winners of NBC’s recently revived “The Sing Off” have continued to impress and make waves with their collaborations and creative song covers since winning the a cappella singing competition back in 2011. Known for their playful covers like “Gangnam Style,”stunning collaborations like “Radioactive“, and the viral “Evolution of Music,” the a cappella group may have just outdone themselves with their most recent project.

With the help of “American Idol” finalist Todrick Hall, the group takes us down the yellow brick road to retell the classic story of “The Wizard of Oz” through contemporary Top 40, R&B, and country music. Covering everyone from Carrie Underwood to Katy Perry to Phillip Phillips and even Motley Crue, relive the story of Dorothy, her dog Toto, the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion in a way you never imagined. As you embark on the journey, we’d be remiss to not point out that this production is strictly based on vocal – from the singing to the vocal percussion. Talk about talent!

Melodic Mondays: Evolution of Music Courtesy of NBC’s “The Sing Off” Champs – Pentatonix

pentatonixIn a special installment of Melodic Mondays, this video was too good to pass up. NBC’s newly revived A Cappella series “The Sing Off” gave us a truly talented bunch when Pentatonix was crowned champs back in 2011. The reality competition series will return this December, as previously announced, but PTX have been making music and headlines since. In addition to stellar covers, which can be found on their YouTube channel, the a cappella group, which formed specifically for the show, has released an album and are in the midst of their latest headlining tour.

Taking their favorites from the 11th century all the way to 2013, the talented group takes us through an Evolution of Music with just their voices. Check out the video below. To order PTX Vol 1, click here. For everything Pentatonix, including details on the remaining tour dates for 2013, check out their official website.

For a list of the songs used in the video above, see below.

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Salve Regina

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Symphony No. 5 – Beethoven

Danny Boy – Frederic Weatherly

Old Man River – Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II

Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway

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 – BeyoncĂ©
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