Twelve Pentatonix selections to love


David Wang | Daily Trojan

David Wang | Daily Trojan

Pentatonix became famous after debuting on the Sing Off show, winning our hearts while they were at it. They’ve taken the a capella world by storm with their incredible arrangements, beautiful voices and stunning talent since 2011. With their upcoming show at the Microsoft Theater on May 1, here are a few ideas for a playlist to get you pumped for what should be the show of a lifetime.

  1. “Cheerleader” (OMI Cover)

As if this song wasn’t totally adorable to begin with, the group ads another level and groove to this cover. Also watch the music video, it will make you incredibly excited for their performance abilities.

  1. “Evolution of Michael Jackson”

Classics will always be classic for a reason, and the Pentatonix crew does M.J. justice with their stunning rendition of many of his famous songs.

  1. “Daft Punk Mashup”

Their killer voices add a new level of eerie techno-vibe to some of this electronic artist’s greatest hits.

  1. “Royals” (Lorde Cover)

A favorite song hits a second time with a new twist. The beatboxing adds an even more exciting layer to this performance.

  1. “Problem” (Ariana Grande Cover)

I’ll say it: They did it better than Ariana!

  1. “Somebody that I Used to Know” (Gotye Cover)

This is a true favorite of mine. The group’s strong male vocals and singular, lilting female voice combine perfectly for this song.

  1. “Save the World/Don’t You Worry Child” (Swedish House Mafia Cover)

This mashup might be one of their most flawless — a huge feat for two electronic songs!

  1. “Sing”

A Pentatonix original off their album, this song is a great pump up and sing-along.

  1. “Can’t Sleep Love” (feat. Tink)

Another original, this song has great groove. It really shows the diversity and the dynamics within the group.

  1. “Love Again”

This song off their album has a definite different vibe, incorporating alternative sounds and even a hint of some electronic influences.

  1. “Say Something” (A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera Cover)

The group hits a peak with this haunting ballad. This song is the perfect complement to their typically strong and upbeat dynamic.

  1. “Run to You”

Another original by the group, this song is a perfect ender for any playlist. It’s haunting, exciting and brilliant. This song is a perfect representation of the group’s talent, individuality and musical ability.