George Michael was a music legend who had a radical impact on pop music and influenced artists from different genres, including a capella. A capella has exploded in the mainstream culture in recent years and George Michael’s catchy and upbeat songs have been embraced by a cappella performers.
Even the fictional a capella group Barden Bellas from the movie Pitch Perfect 3 did an epic rendition of George Michael’s ‘Freedom’. The movie franchise Pitch Perfect helped cement the popularity of the a cappella genre.
Here are some interesting a capella renditions of various George Michael songs:
Amersham A Capella
The UK-based all-women a cappella group Amersham A Cappella performed the George Michael song “Faith” at the Edinburgh Fringe on August 2018, complete with leather jackets.
Doo Wop Shop
The University of Massachusetts- Amherst’s Doo Wop Shop performed an awesome a capella rendition of George Michael’s “Faith”. The all-male group was fronted by their soloist Peter Carboni:
Mashup of 3 George Michael Songs
Here’s an interesting clip of three girls and a guy singing a capella three George Michael songs: Faith, Careless Whisper and Wake Me Up Before You
LinkedIn’s a cappella group, InTune, performs a mashup of Faith and Freedom as a tribute to George Michael.
A community choir based in Central Cambridge called Sing! also performed an a capella version Faith in their Christmas Concert in 2013:
Posted on Youtube in 2015, this choir sings an a capella version of George Michael’s Faith and Freedom mash up
Artists in Resonance
- List of Duets and Backup Vocals
- Symphony Orchestra Tributes to George Michael
- George Michael: Artist or Airhead? (Musician, 1988)
- George Michael: The Long Goodbye (US Weekly, 1991)
- BBC Hardtalk Interview with George Michael (2003)