In the last couple of days I’ve become reobsessed with the Tufts Beelzebubs. They are an all-male collegiate a capella group from Tufts University.
I first heard them when The Warblers made their first appearance on Glee, as they are the voices behind the songs. At the time I had no idea who they were though. Last December I checked out NBC’s The Sing-Off after hearing several people rave about it. The Bubs (as they are also known) came second in this a capella competition. I had fallen in love with them. They sang really well, as did most of the groups, but more than that their motto, ‘fun through song’, really showed. It makes The Bubs not only fun to listen to but great to watch.
My favourite Bubs song change depending on my mood, or whether I’m just listening or watching them on Youtube.
A recent favourite is their mix of One Day and Waving Flag. It’s a more serious song and sung beautifully by Eric and John.
When I want something a little silly I’ll go to this performance of Debra:
or this cover of Justin Bieber’s Baby:
And this version of The Show Must Go On made me fall in love with Nick’s voice:
As I’ve already said, their music is great but watching them bring it live just adds so much more to it. I hope to one day see them perform in person. Maybe a European tour next year? Please guys?
To conclude, a couple more favourites.
Runaway, sung amazingly by Matt:
You Don’t Own Me with Nicole Scherzinger: