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April 16, 2013 1:12 PM PrintText
The progression of music told through a cappella

(CBS News) We here at The Feed have been doing our best to assist in the aftermath of the tragedy in Boston yesterday. But if there's anything people need right now, it's some levity and possibly even laughter in this world. So we're going to shift gears for a bit to try and help out on that front now. We start off with a musical piece by a group we have absolutely loved over the years. Watch the progression of music told through the medium of a cappella above.


The uplifting medley covering a wide-range of music over a few centuries was done by Pentatonix who describe the piece (and list the music included) with the following:


We decided to do a medley of our favorite songs throughout history! It was definitely one of our most favorite projects to work on! We hope you enjoy the video! Please share it, and remember...watch with headphones!


11th century - Salve Regina


1600s - Canon in D - Pachelbel


1800s - Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven


1910s - Danny Boy - Frederic Weatherly


1920s - Old Man River - Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II


1930s - Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway


1940s - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrew Sisters


1950s - I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash, La Bamba - Ritchie Valens


1960s - Stand By Me - Ben E King, Barbara Ann - Beach Boys, I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles, Respect - Aretha Franklin


1970s - ABC - Jackson 5, Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen


1980s - Celebration - Kool & The Gang, Don't Stop Believin' - Journey, Thriller - Michael Jackson


1990s - 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


2000s - Hey Ya! - Outkast, Drop it Like Its Hot - Snoop Dogg, Crazy - Gnarls Barkley, Hips Don't Lie - Shakira, Single Ladies - Beyoncé, I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry, Bad Romance - Lady Gaga, I Gotta Feelin - Black Eyed Peas


2010s - 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

They obviously favored more modern selections because we've hit the golden age of music in the 21st century. (Or because it's more timely and easier to mix them with some of the classic works.) Either way, another wonderful work by Pentatonix that has earned them a big triple-rainbow salute of musical excellence from all of us here at The Feed on a day that we all really need something like this! And to check out more great work by Pentatonix, be sure to check out our previous posts by clicking here or you can visit their YouTube page by clicking here.