Do you wish someone would press “stop” on “We Can’t Stop”? You’re not alone. The lead single off of Miley Cyrus‘ brand new Bangerz LP is undeniably one of the catchiest pop songs of the year, but after hearing it in constant, heavy rotation for the better part of the last four months, our ears have begun feeling like they need a temporary break from this earworm. Enter Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, who teamed up with Miley for an incredible a cappella version of “We Can’t Stop” on last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that breathes brand new life into the track.
With the one year anniversary of Pitch Perfect coming up and the return of Glee, it’s time talk about making music with our mouths. Since the explosion of Glee (which oddly enough is about show choir and not a cappella), the style of music has received additional attention thanks to Darren Criss and the Warblers, the Annas in Pitch and NBC’s The Sing-Off, which has produced the internet sensation, Pentatnoix. While fans of collegiate a cappella know that this type of singing is nothing new, “be boop ba do dos” and “do da do das” are finally going mainstream. Here are five groups you should be (proudly) listening to.