Friday, June 6, 2008

John Mayer: A Cappella.

Ever notice how collegiate a cappella groups seem to gravitate towards certain artists? In the 90s, every all-male group had a Barenaked Ladies tune in their repertoire, and every all-female group could be counted on to bust out the Indigo Girls. Then it was Coldplay. But even with those bands, a cappella groups were mostly all covering the same tracks. (Coldplay's "Fix You." Barenaked Ladies's "Brian Wilson." Indigo Girls's "Galileo.") But lately I've noticed that John Mayer's music is all over the collegiate scene. And it's not just the obvious tunes. It's EVERY tune.

Herein, the John Mayer oeuvre: a cappella.

"Say" (performed by the Harvard Veritones)

"No Such Thing" (Roxbury Latin Latonics)

"Your Body is a Wonderland" (Williams College Octet)

"Daughters" (Florida State University's All-Night Yahtzee)

"Love Song for No One" (Williams College Ephlats)

"Waiting on the World to Change" (University of Maryland's Kol Sasson)

"Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" (Stanford's Mixed Company)

"I Don't Trust Myself With Loving You" (Carleton College's Exit 69)

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