Background to the foreground. One of the things that we love most about music is the ability to discover new things about a song, no matter how many times we have heard it before.
Here is a collection of 150 amazing performances by background singers. Try listening to each song focusing on the backup performers and not on the lead. We're sure you'll hear each song in a brand new way.
Whether it is Luther Vandross improvising "I heard the news today, oh boy" behind Bowie on "Young Americans" or Cissy Houston sailing behind Aretha or the Pips on "Midnight Train to Georgia" we think it is what's in the background that counts. All hail the backup singers!