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Straight No Chaser

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Taking an unconventional approach from their beginnings at Indiana University in 1996, the male a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser worked up a repertoire that included not only traditional songs, but also modern pop tunes performed without the use of instruments. Various local performances, including a storied early-morning appearance at the university's annual 36-hour dance marathon, caught the public's attention and helped the ensemble gather a fan base on campus. The original lineup of Straight No Chaser released several albums, toured the Midwest, and even competed nationally at Carnegie Hall before the students graduated and went their separate ways. In 2006, a reunion show was planned for the founding members of Straight No Chaser at Indiana University, and a DVD recording of a 1998 concert was released. Subsequently, video clips of the concert were posted on YouTube and started gathering hundreds of views. One such viewer was Atlantic Records chairman/CEO Craig Kallman, who flew the singers to New York and ultimately offered Straight No Chaser a recording contract. All but two of the original members signed up. Straight No Chaser released their first album, a seasonal effort named Holiday Spirits, in 2008. They also toured heavily, and 2009 found them releasing another holiday album, Christmas Cheers. For the group's next record, Straight No Chaser tackled modern pop hits by bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Coldplay, and Oasis. The resulting With a Twist appeared in 2010, marking the group's first non-holiday album. In 2013, Straight No Chaser delivered the album Under the Influence, which featured guest performances from such artists as Phil Collins, Dolly Parton, Jason Mraz, and others. The album was followed by the EP Under the Influence: Holiday Edition, which featured guest appearances from Colbie Caillat, Paul McCartney, and Cee Lo Green. In 2015, they released their fifth full-length album, The New Old Fashioned, which featured a mix of contemporary pop standards. ~ Matt Collar
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Albums by
Straight No Chaser

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    26 songs

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    Under The Influence

    13 songs

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    With a Twist

    15 songs

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    Christmas Cheers

    21 songs

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    Christmas Cheers [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

    15 songs

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    Holiday Spirits

    6 songs

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    Six Pack

    16 songs

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    The New Old Fashioned

    8 songs

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    Under the Influence [Holiday Edition]

    6 songs

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    Six Pack, Vol. 2

    1 song

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    Rocking Around the Christmas Tree/Winter Wonderland

    1 song

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    The Movie Medley

    1 song

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    Can't Feel My Face

    1 song

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    Creep

    1 song

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    Beggin' / Counting Stars

    1 song

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    Make You Feel My Love

    1 song

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    Marvin Gaye

    1 song

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    (Back Home Again In) Indiana

    1 song

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    Let It Go

    1 song

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    I Want You Back

    1 song

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    America the Beautiful

    15 songs

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    Another Round

    14 songs

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    Thank You

    8 songs

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    Under the Influence: Holiday Edition

    34 songs

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    With a Twist [Deluxe Edition]

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Top Songs by
Straight No Chaser

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  2.   Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
  3.   The 12 Days of Christmas
  4.   The Christmas Can-Can
  5.   Carol of the Bells
  6.   Creep
  7.   Rolling In the Deep
  8.   Text Me Merry Christmas by Kristen Bell
  9.   Rocking Around the Christmas Tree/Winter Wonderland
  10.   Marvin Gaye
  11.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  12.   Some Nights/We Are Young
  13.   You & Me & the Bottle Makes Three
  14.   How Deep is Your Love
  15.   Hallelujah
  16.   The Movie Medley
  17.   Take Me to Church
  18.   Bohemian Rhapsody (Intro)
  19.   Happy
  20.   Let It Go
  21.   Up On the Roof
  22.   Shut Up and Dance
  23.   Make You Feel My Love
  24.   Lego House
  25.   I Won't Give Up
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Straight No Chaser

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    Holiday Deep Dive

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    Top Christmas Hits

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    Covered

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    Q102 Christmas Hits

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Vocal Hits

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    Big Dave's Christmas Favorites


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