“What helps offset the predictable in this very predictable movie is a series of show-stopping numbers, so props to the folks who oversaw music and choreography.” – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic

Full disclosure to anyone reading this, I myself helped out on this film for just under half of the process; my boss is one of those “folks who oversaw music.”

It doesn’t take a member of the music industry, though, to appreciate how much work went into the musical aspects of Pitch Perfect.  Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan were the executive music producers of the film – responsible for working with the director on music selection, overseeing all the a cappella arrangements, music clearance, both pre-recording and vocal sessions during post-production, facilitating the creation of the three recorded mashups in the film, playing vital roles in the creation of the soundtrack and so much more.

Watch an interview these two powerhouse ladies did with The Weekly Comet a few weeks ago (interview begins at about 8:00):

Those who have purchased the soundtrack will notice that it is almost entirely comprised of the a cappella tracks in the film.  While these are all of course stellar, the many tunes that didn’t make it onto the record are equally top notch.

That said, here is a full list of all the tracks used in the movie.  I was going to put scene descriptions too, but instead just included a few points of reference for some of the tracks. I don’t want to spoil the movie – go see it for yourself!

Some of the songs are used a few times – I only included a song multiple times if it was used in different ways (i.e. by  itself and then in a mashup).

Score was composed by Christophe Beck and Mark Kilian.

And there were of course a myriad of others who stayed up late nights putting their blood, sweat and tears into this little film that could, just in terms of the music alone.  I won’t list them out here, for fear of accidentally forgetting someone – but if you enjoy the film and have some time – try and stick it out until the end of the credits and give them a round of applause.  They deserve it.

1. “Don’t Stop The Music” – Rihanna (A Cappella)

2. “The Sign” – Ace of Base (A Cappella)

3. Mashup of “212” by Azealia Banks and “Bust A Move” by Young MC

4. “Carry On My Wayward Son” – Kansas (Sung by Jesse)

5. “Let It Whip” – The Dazz Band (A Cappella)

6. “Punching In A Dream” – The Naked and Famous

7. “Keep You” – Wild Belle

8. “Don’t Move” – Phantogram

9.  Mashup of “Titanium” by David Guetta feat. Sia and “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

10. “Titanium” – David Guetta feat. Sia (Sung by Beca and Chloe in the shower)

11. “Since U Been Gone” – Kelly Clarkson (A Cappella)

12. “Cups” (Watch Anna Kendrick perform this on Letterman!)

13. “Before We Fall In Love” – Damato

14. “Keep Your Head Up” – Andy Grammer (Sung by the aca-initiates)

15. “Starships” – Nicki Minaj

16. “Turn The Beat Around (Love To Hear Percussion)” – Gloria Estefan (A Cappella)

17. “Rome” – Yeasayer

18. The Riff Off – Ladies Of The 80’s – “Mickey” by Toni Basil, “Like A Virgin” by Madonna, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar, and “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette (All A Cappella)

19. The Riff Off – Songs About Sex – “S&M” by Rihanna, “Let’s Talk About Sex” by Salt ‘N Pepa, “I’ll Make Love To You” by Boyz II Men, “Feels Like The First Time” by Foreigner and “No Diggity” by Blackstreet (All A Cappella)

20. Mashup of “Bulletproof” by La Roux and “Release Me” by Agnes

21. “Don’t You Forget About Me” – Simple Minds

22. “F**k You” – Lily Allen (A Cappella)

23. Bellas Regionals – “The Sign” by Ace of Base, “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles and “Turn The Beat Around (Love To Hear Percussion)” by Glora Estefan (A Cappella)

24. “Right Round” – Flo Rida (A Cappella)

25. “Booty Wurk (One Cheek At A Time)” – T-Pain (A Cappella)

26. “Party In The USA” – Miley Cyrus (A Cappella)

27. “Blame It On The Boogie” – The Jacksons (A Cappella)

28. Mashup of “The Sign” by Ace of Base and “Bulletproof” by La Roux (A Cappella)

29. “Open Season” – High Highs

30. “Get You Off” – Stan Carrizosa

31. “Chelsea Dagger” – The Fratellis

32. Mashup of “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars and “Just A Dream” by Nelly (A Cappella)

33. “Final Countdown” – Europe (A Cappella)

34. Treblemakers Finals – “Bright Lights Bigger City” by Cee Lo Green and “Magic” by B.o.B. (A Cappella)

35. Bellas Finals – Mashup of “Price Tag” by Jessie J, “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds, “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, “Party In The USA” by Miley Cyrus and “Turn The Beat Around (Love To Hear Percussion)” by Gloria Estefan (A Cappella)

36. “We Came To Smash (In A Black Tuxedo)” – Martin Solveig feat. Dev

  • Where can we get hold of some of these mashups (3, 9, & 20)? They were one of my favourite parts of the movie 🙂

    • Brenda

      The only one I’ve found is DJ Schmolli’s “Titanium 500” (#9)


      • this isn’t the exact one in Pitch Perfect but it’s quite similar. the original Titanium 500 was by DJ Stacey Zirgar which can be bought on iTunes if i’m correct?

    • tadpoleaudio

      Thanks! We love them too, unfortunately they weren’t approved for the soundtrack so they’re not available for purchase anywhere.

  • oneshot thought

    Hey can you ask your boss where they found the mashup of 212 and Bust a Move and the mashup of Release Me and Bulletproof?

    • tadpoleaudio

      They were actually custom created for the film, and unfortunately are not available anywhere for purchase.

  • ped

    hi, im a fan of track 3,9,20 so if a find out a will let you know, also if u could do the same, thanks

    • I got 3 and 9, but not 20. If you find it anywhere… I have a really sh*t copy, and I think it’s fake…

  • it is seriously a shame that the additional music for this film isn’t available, because it’s amazing.

  • Erin

    The Bulletproof mashup (20) is AMAZING!!! Someone should find a way to make that available cause it’s SICK in all the best ways!!!

  • Luke

    Where would I be able to download these?

  • Mairead

    Anyone know where I can get Damato’s Before we fall in love or Carrizosa’s Get you off?

  • What’s the mashup on her computer that’s played before her dad knocks on the door and says “Campus police! Hide your wine coolers!”? That one is my favorite! It’s not on the list. 🙁

  • Walter Wu

    The “More Pitch Perfect” second soundtrack album came out on March 29th, 2013 and includes many of the previously unavailable mixes, including the excellent Bulletproof/Release Me mix by Outfit.

  • Blobby

    I wonder if anyone who made the list above knows that “Turn the Beat Around” is actually Vicki Sue Robinson. Estefan remade it like 20 years after the fact.

  • Louis E.

    Music archiving was perhaps not their strong point.The handout of the Bellas repertoire credits “The Power of Love” to Celine Dion,the third singer to chart with it,rather than Jennifer Rush,who debuted and co-wrote it.(It’s never heard in the film,just listed on the sheet).

  • Tracyinnewyork

    I love the song playing in the background at the start of spring break. Plays while Becka is at the studio and when Jesse is home eating with his family. Anyone know that song?

    • Natasha

      Open season – high highs

      • sarah

        What song (interlude) is before this when Beca yells at Jesse (Of course you’re here right now!) and she goes through the double doors?