Pitch Perfect and the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack has many rave reviews. The Pitch Perfect Soundtrack was digitally released on Sept. 25, 2012, and physically on Oct. 2, 2012.
Julia Michels and Julianne Jordan, music supervisor on movies such as Valentine’s Day, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and the Bourne Identity, collaborated as the music supervisors to produce the music soundtrack. This musical comedy features a cast consisting of Tony-nominated Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids), Skylar Astin, Anna Camp (The Help), Brittany Snow (Hairspray), Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Ben Platt, and Adam DeVine.
Pitch Perfect follows the storyline of the Barden Bellas, an all female college acapella group from Barden University, trying to return and win the International Championship of Collegiate Acapella, or ICCA. Mickey Rapkin’s novel, Pitch Perfect, was roughly adapted to create the film.
The soundtrack features songs by Rihanna, Jessie J, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars that are performed by the movie’s cast.
Three songs from the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack have charted on the Billboard Hot 100: “Cups” by Anna Kendrick, “Bellas Finals” by The Barden Bellas and “Riff Off” by The Barden Bellas, The Treblemakers, and the BU Harmonics.
People shouldn’t expect the exact music used in the motion picture to be on the Pitch Perfect Soundtrack, though. In fact, people should expect more.
“We were trying to make sure the film sounded authentic to the setting of where they were, but the soundtrack was different,” Harvey Mason Jr., six-time Grammy Award-winning American songwriter said in a Huffington Post article. “We had a little bit more time and could make something that people want to listen to. You’re doing two different jobs when you’re doing the movie versus the soundtrack. With the film, you’re worrying about the environment you’re in. With the soundtrack, you just want to make it sound cool.”
Pitch Perfect gets the stamp of approval from some of the WT music majors most likely because of the authenticity of the movie and the music.
“I love the characters, I love the script, I love the music, I just love everything about it,” Johanna Balboa, freshman Music Education major said, “From a music perspective, it was impactful.”