All Thepitch Perfectsongs
It's not quite May 15 yet (we know ) but who says that's too early for us to start analyzing the heck out of 'Pitch Perfect 2'? No one, that's who.
In preparation for this aca-amazing spring release, we've taken the liberty of ranking all the songs of the 'Pitch Perfect' ouvre -- the songs featured in the first film, as well as the performances we've heard in the trailers so far -- for your convenience, reference and argumentation. Here they are, ranked from 'meh,' to pitch freakin' perfect.
- 'The Final Countdown,' The Hullabahoos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UaCA7JVCoM
Oh, it barely counts.
- 'Let It Whip,' The Treblemakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJN4TAa5omQ
Fine, we'd want to join their group after hearing this walking around campus. But after seeing those moves , we'd rethink.
- 'The Sign/Eternal Flame/Turn the Beat Around,' The Bellas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGI-kCknTbA
Zzzzz. Lovely singing, nice soundtrack for a nap, even with Fat Amy's contributions.
- 'Party in the USA,' The Bellas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6y_ijGVY7Y
They are playing my song. [Puts hands up.]
- 'Blame It On the Boogie,' The Footnotes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGTwox4gFOw
Very few complaints! Just not, in the grand scheme of things, our favorite.
- 'Please Don't Stop the Music,' The Treblemakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwic7OSZrLE
We love some good synchronized man-dancing, but RiRi belongs with RiRi. Step off our girl. #iconic
- 'Bootylicious,' The Green Bay Packers ( 'Pitch Perfect 2' Super Bowl spot ) Universal
Points for creativity and confidence. Sounds a little thin.
- 'Just the Way You Are/Just A Dream,' The Bellas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYccBQH-Lg
Setting aside the fact that no one ever could just come up with that arrangement on the spot, this is a nice little number. A little boring, but very nice nonetheless.
- 'Uprising,' The Sound Machine ( 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer ) Universal
Scary, yes, but this Muse cover also sounds like it's gonna be scary cool.
- 'F--k You,' The Sockapella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEVcEE-HuIg
They're socks!!!!! With a social conscience, no less.
- Battle: 'Poison,' Bellas and Sound Machine ( 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer ) Universal
OK, yes, love a good rap battle. Love even more: an a cappella rap battle. Sold.
- 'Wrecking Ball,' The Bellas ( 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer ) Universal
Wardrobe malfunctions aside, The Bellas performing 'Wrecking Ball' for the president? With aerial elements involved? Yes, please.
- 'Riff-Off,' various https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q573_hDhTbE
Even if the final DQ was total BS, we can't help but marvel at the mastery. And who doesn't want to hang out in a hollowed out pool (??) harmonizing with all their favorite pals?
- 'Cups (Audition version),' Beca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weqDCGg0GYs
She didn't know she had to prepare a song, but we weren't prepared for her to blow our effing minds either. So.
- 'Cups (a cappella),' The Bellas ( First 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiC58-WoO7M
THE FEELINGS. It gave us so many feelings!
- 'Right Round,' The Treblemakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx-cpRnEG5Ib
Huge, huge points for that dance move where they pretend some of the dudes are record players and other dudes are DJs.
- 'Price Tag/Don't You Forget About Me,' The Bellas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNSx1RdPl04
An unexpected yet delightful mash-up! The best part is when she puts her fist up, because duh, but some of the other dance moves are super distracting.
- 'Before He Cheats,' The Bellas ( 'Pitch Perfect 2' Super Bowl spot ) Universal
Wait, but this sounds perfect. It's fierce as hell, and we're blessed with Anna Kendrick angry singing, a real specialty of hers.
- 'Since U Been Gone,' various https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNV6UtkYPU4
HAVE YOU EVER. We have never. And we like it. A lot.
- 'Who Run The World,' The Bellas ( 'Pitch Perfect 2' trailer ) Universal
The Barden Bellas were actually born for this moment, harmonizing Beyonce in front of a friggin' wall of blinding lights. It's going to be amazing.
- 'Bright Lights Bigger City/Magic,' The Treblemakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ale9BwFzNYY
1. Skylar Astin's singing voice.
2. Benji's big entrance.
3. The team high fiving/clapping.
4. Can't type anymore, need hands to clutch chest.
'Pitch Perfect 2' hits theaters May 5.