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A cappella group sings moving cover of ‘The Longest Time’ by Billy Joel

April 21st, 2020

Billy Joel is one of the most influential musicians of all time, which is why many musicians do amazing covers of his songs.

This group of a cappella singers remakes one of his legendary songs using only their voices and it comes out incredibly. The six young men work together to pay homage to the “Piano Man,” and the beautiful rendition went viral.

These singers have such awesome voices!

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This acapella group remade “Longest Time” by Billy Joel, doing it from start to finish in only four hours.

Back in 2016, these six singers got together with the thought of doing an acapella version of the Billy Joel hit. After meeting up, they only had four hours to learn the song, rehearse it and do the performance.

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At the beginning of the video, you can see five of them lined up when the sixth singer starts the video recording and runs get in line with the rest.

With a mellow finger snapping in the background to keep the tempo, the boys start singing—and immediately you realize it’s something special!

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With the other five singers harmonizing in the background, the singer in the middle begins a magical solo.

Once the first soloist is finished with his part, another singer to the left of him comes in with another spectacular solo. The rest of the singers keep a perfect harmony going, using their voices as guides for the solo singers.

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After the second solo comes to an end, they all come in together with a powerful display of brilliant vocal range. The fact that they got this down in only four hours is completely mind-blowing, these kids really have some ridiculous talent.

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That’s when another talented singer comes in for a wonderful solo.

The singer standing all the way to the right side of the group begins showcasing his voice with another astounding solo before the whole group does another great harmony as one. They all have such unique and gorgeous voices, and we’re guessing Billy Joel would be proud.

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As the acapella group goes through the song, they get better and better at every turn. Though there have been plenty of great acappella performances online, this is one of the best!

As the song comes to an end, they circle back to the singer in the middle and he finishes off the song with a breathtaking solo.

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All the singers come together in the end for one final group melody, letting their voices soar to unbelievable heights to finish it off.

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People on the internet went crazy for the Billy Joel acapella cover, and it quickly went viral online.

The video got over two million views on YouTube, with 60,000 people liking the impressive performance. People couldn’t believe that it only took the group four hours to learn, rehearse, and perform the iconic song. Thousands of people left comments praising the young musicians’ abilities.

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What a jaw-dropping cover!

Some singers work their whole lives and still don’t exude talent like this. I’m sure we’ll be seeing many of these singers perfecting their voices in the future, as they have a gift that everyone needs to hear.

To see this full acapella performance, be sure to click through the link below:

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Sources: YouTube/Chris Bandy, Page Six

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