Pitch Perfect (soundtrack)

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Pitch Perfect: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Pitch Perfect Soundtrack (Official Album Cover).png
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2012
Genre
Length30:50
LabelUniversal Music
Pitch Perfect soundtrack chronology
Pitch Perfect
(2012)
Pitch Perfect 2
(2015)
Singles from Pitch Perfect: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Cups"
    Released: March 26, 2013[1]

Pitch Perfect: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official music for the 2012 film Pitch Perfect. The soundtrack was released digitally on September 25, 2012, and physically on October 2, 2012.[2] Three songs from the album charted on the Billboard Hot 100: "Cups" by Anna Kendrick, which peaked at number 6; "Bellas Finals" by the Barden Bellas, which peaked at number 85; and "Riff Off" by the Barden Bellas, the Treblemakers, and the BU Harmonics, which peaked at number 86.

The album was the sixth best-selling soundtrack of 2012, with 212,000 copies sold for the year.[3] The album also became the best-selling soundtrack of 2013 in the United States, with 793,000 copies sold in 2013.[4] As of April 2015, the album has sold a total of 1.2 million copies in the US.[5]

Release and singles[edit]

The EP version of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on December 18, 2012, in iTunes and physically as a Target exclusive. The EP contains four tracks that are performed by other rival groups of the Barden Bellas and the Treblemakers.

More from Pitch Perfect was released on June 4, 2013. It contains eight tracks that are featured in the film, as well as the pop version of "Cups."

The Ultimate Edition version of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on February 10, 2015, to coincide with the release of Pitch Perfect 2. It contains all 24 tracks from the previous three releases (Original, Special Edition, and More From).

A remixed and longer version of "Cups" by Kendrick was released to radio on March 26, 2013, and was later used as a theme song for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup football tournament.[1] In August 2013, the song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listings[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Don't Stop the Music"The Treblemakers3:06
2."Let It Whip"The Treblemakers2:25
3."Since U Been Gone"2:27
4."Cups"Anna Kendrick1:17
5."Riff Off: Ladies of the '80s (Mickey/Like a Virgin/Hit Me with Your Best Shot/It Must Have Been Love), Songs About Sex (S&M/Let's Talk About Sex/I'll Make Love to You/Feels Like the First Time/No Diggity)"
  • The Barden Bellas
  • The Treblemakers
  • The BU Harmonics
3:45
6."Bellas Regionals: The Sign/Eternal Flame/Turn the Beat Around"The Barden Bellas2:40
7."Right Round"The Treblemakers (featuring My Name Is Kay)3:18
8."Pool Mashup: Just the Way You Are/Just a Dream"The Barden Bellas1:39
9."Party in the U.S.A."The Barden Bellas1:04
10."Trebles Finals: Bright Lights Bigger City/Magic"The Treblemakers2:34
11."Bellas Finals: Price Tag/Don't You (Forget About Me)/Give Me Everything"The Barden Bellas3:39
12."Toner (Instrumental Suite)"2:56
Total length:30:50
Pitch Perfect: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – iTunes Store deluxe edition and Target exclusive (bonus tracks)
No.TitleMusicLength
13."Fuck You"The Sockapellas1:12
14."Blame It on the Boogie"The Footnotes0:52
15."The Final Countdown"Hullabahoos1:15
16."Open Season"High Highs3:49

More from Pitch Perfect[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
17."Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone") (Pop Version)"Anna Kendrick2:08
18."212 (by Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay) vs. Bust A Move (by Young MC)"The Outfit1:27
19."Bulletproof (by La Roux) vs. Release Me (by Agnes)"The Outfit3:16
20."Starships (Clean)"Nicki Minaj3:31
21."We Came to Smash [feat. DEV]"Martin Solveig3:24
22."Keep Your Head Up"Andy Grammer3:09
23."Rome"Yeasayer3:51
24."Before We Fall in Love"Damato2:48
Total length:23:34

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[24] Platinum 70,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 100,000*
United States (RIAA)[26] Platinum 1,200,000[5]

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Singles[edit]

Single Peak positions Sales
US
[27]
AUS
[28]
AUT
[29]
CAN
[30]
GER IRE
[31]
UK
[32]
"Cups" 6 44 75 12 26 71 US: 2,500,000[33]
AUS: 70,000[34]
"Bellas Finals" 85 57 62 71 92 184
"Riff Off" 86 72 70 98 172
"Pool Mashup" 111
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

References[edit]

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  27. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in the United States:
  28. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Australia (ARIA Chart):
  29. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Austria (Ö3 Top 40): "Austria O3 Top 40 Chart". 03 Top 40 Singles Chart. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  30. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Canada:
  31. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Ireland (IRMA): "IRMA Singles Chart". IRMA. Archived from the original on March 30, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2013.
  32. ^ Peak chart positions for charted songs in Canada:
    • "Cups", "Bellas Finals: Price Tag/Don't You (Forget About Me)/Give Me Everything/Just the Way You Are/Party in the U.S.A./Turn the Beat Around", "Riff Off: Mickey/Like a Virgin/Hit Me with Your Best Shot/S&M/Let's Talk About Sex/I'll Make Love to You/Feels Like the First Time/No Diggity": "CHART: CLUK Update 12.01.2013 (wk1)". Zobbel. www.Zobbel.de. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
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  34. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2013 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved September 10, 2014.