My hubby is more than tolerant of my a cappella obsession. He was the first to encourage me to create an a cappella blog, and he even spent New Year’s Eve at a Straight No Chaser show with me amidst a dozen or so of my Chaser buddies. He is also a total Duranie. So, when he asked me to post some Duran Duran a cappella, how could I say no?
GFS A Cappella (Germantown Friends School) “Rio”
This is a high school group with several 2012 CARA Nominations to their name.
Williams College Ephlats “Notorious”
UNC Clef Hangers “Ordinary World”
You can find this on the BOCA 2010 compilation.
Here’s one of several really great multi-tracks by Luca Pagnotta, from Duran Duran’s 2011 album All You Need is Now:
Luca Pagnotta & Laura Addino “Blame the Machines”
And of course, from Duran Duran themselves, an a cappella version of one of my favorite songs of theirs, “Electric Barberella.” #iplugyouin
Duran Duran “Electric Barberella”
Some other Duran Duran a cappella covers worth checking out:
- Tufts Beelzebubs “Rio” (click link to listen)
- Red States “Ordinary World” (2011 CARA for Best CAL Song, click link for sample)
- Firedrill! “Save a Prayer” (SOOOOO GOOD!)
Here are some I know of that I haven’t listened to yet, but would like to:
- MIT Logarhythms “Hungry Like the Wolf” (incidentally, the hosts of BOSSaca 2012)
- The Brown Derbies “Hungry Like the Wolf”
If you know of others, post them in the Comments!