Students' A Capella Version of 'Royals' Will Give You Chills -- It's That Good (VIDEO)

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a capella royalsWhen I first heard the song Royals by Lorde on the radio this summer I was obsessed! I told all my friends who were (sort of secret) pop music lovers and I proclaimed it was the song of the summer. (Right behind Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray.)  But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom. Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room, we don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams. But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair. Oh yes!

Well summer is over but not my love for this song which was just renewed in a huge way thanks to the ladies at Florida State University's AcaBelles a capella group. This version ... it's phenomenal.

That's not a recording! That's human beat boxes that puts Justin Timberlake to the test. Rhythm! Wow! Chills! If I'm able, I'd love to put in a request for these extremely talented singers to cover Summertime Sadness next. Perhaps they need to make the talk show rounds, too. Ellen?

How much do you love this version?

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katyq katyq

At first i did.

JS0512 JS0512

So great!

casti... castinghub

Sounds so good!

nonmember avatar sparklemama

Beautiful sound...horrible song..I thought the same thing about the song when I first heard it. They lyrics are ridiculous... I do not understand the obsession.

MamaY... MamaYankee

I think the lead has a beautiful voice

nonmember avatar Snephie82

This is actually my favorite version of the song, it's Puddles the clown, and his voice is beautiful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmCJEehYtU

Choco... Chocodoxies

That just reminded me why I am terrified of clows. 


I hate clowns. 

Kathy Grubb

they should sign up for the voice, america's got talent or x factor bet they would win

nonmember avatar Paula Young

Wow!! They are fabulous!!

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