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Old 08-01-2013, 15:48
Julzei
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For me it's any queen or abba song.

Alice in Chains - No Excuses
Sugababes - Too Lost In You
The Beatles - Please Please Me
System of a down - Lonely Day
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:04
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Anything Boyz II Men.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:15
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Destiny's Child - Opera Of The Bells
www.youtube.com/watch?v=e25McLH-I04
But I think it's mostly Beyonce harmonizing with Beyonce.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:17
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For me, these 2 Westlife versions of their own songs

Swear It Again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGENfviLcko

Flying Without Wings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZTuvDl9IqU
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:21
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En Vogue were rather good, particularly as a four piece.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:27
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Hanson have great harmonies IMO.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:28
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Beach Boys
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:33
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I also really love the harmonies in this. Little Mix - Doo Wop/Never Leave You.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoIIWtrl-WA
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:35
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Amen.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:37
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Yes - And You & I, Close To The Edge etc.
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:47
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Ah yes forgot to mention those in my OP

This song is also very good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41XceYPe3cs
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Old 08-01-2013, 16:50
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The Civil Wars in just about any song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkxFA7nzLFg
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:28
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don't let go
en vogue
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Old 08-01-2013, 17:33
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Listen to "In My Room" and that will prove all that needs to be said.
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:01
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Another good one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO8C9fqC3uk
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:05
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Yes. Adore them. Their voices were made for each other.
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:23
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Need to go back 70 years to find the best vocal harmony:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfCFU3Mqww

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPJZTRqQ1Xw

And for something a little different:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jutuEhkSnCU
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:48
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I don't see anyone of the modern age to touch those from the golden years of harmony groups...

For me the best female harmony group there has ever been was the Chordettes all excellent singers in their own right - here singing Born To Be With You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efvkzpkBil0

And a wonderful version of Tammy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR9dZXqTglk

Another who were hugely popular in the US were the Lennon Sisters and thankfully because of their regular TV slot many clips are available, here singing Serenade Of The Bells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4F4Xq-x7Q

The Browns were another here singing The Three Bells http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkbj56bnYs

The Duprees here singing You Belong To Me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvLmxQqEa0I

The Five Satins here singing Five In the Still of the Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBT3oDMCWpI

The Platters here singing Twilight Time also one of the finest lyrics ever written http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpdaga8cCxU

I think the Drifters have already been mentioned, to name but a few...
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Old 08-01-2013, 20:58
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I still find them more disturbing than entertaining...
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:15
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Anything by Sam and Dave - in particular:

Hold On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIAK9hSP_QI

When something is wrong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89ddPhDZgUA

A lot of the Mamas & Papa's stuff is pretty good too:

California Dreaming:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deevvmzQDbc

The Move had great vocals and harmonies:

Fire Brigade
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b42ck7iaLb4
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:32
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En Vogue and All Saints
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Old 08-01-2013, 21:54
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I was thinking about this clip when i saw the thread..............

wondering if anyone would dare put it up again............

It's the weirdest thing...................
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:37
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Say what you like about them and their revolving door of members, but Sugababes have some brilliant harmonies, especially in some of their earlier songs. Run for Cover and Too Lost in You especially.

I for one cannot wait for the new MKS material!
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:40
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Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby and David Bowie.
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Old 08-01-2013, 23:43
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Anything Boyz II Men.
Absolutely! For me, you say great harmonies and you mean Boyz II Men. My favourite is 4 Seasons Of Loneliness.

Their harmonies are even better live
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