If you had asked my six year old self what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would tell you a singer and/or a rock star. Back then, you could find me singing songs from movies (The Lion King), musicals (Annie), and the radio (Ace of Base, Marky Mark, you know). As I got ‘older,’ I memorized every Britney, Nsync, and BSB song and sang the lyrics during karaoke at summer camp and at friend’s houses. I was convinced I had an awesome voice and would one day be praised by others for my talents. However, my dreams were crushed as soon as I decided to record myself singing into the computer. Did I really sound like that? Because I was convinced I sounded much better… This was the moment I realized I was not meant to be a singer.
After this, I never sang in front of anyone again. Even when people ask me ‘how does that song go?’ I won’t answer because I. can’t. sing. But this doesn’t mean I never attempt to sing. I mean, I would be lying if I said I’ve never belted out one of my favorite songs while driving (alone). And so would you. Let’s be serious – If people didn’t secretly fantasize about being amazing singers, the whole ‘tv-shows-about-people-who-can-sing‘ craze wouldn’t exist.
Because of the obsession with singing competitions and the growing number of TV shows about singing groups, it’s no surprise that a movie solely dedicated to people who can sing is coming to theaters soon. So if you’re into hilarious females, awesome mash-ups, and people who can sing, Pitch Perfect is calling your name.
I mean seriously – what’s better than a bunch of girls who have nothing in common trying to make music together at (our favorite place) college? It’s like Glee meets Bridesmaids. For real. Just check out the trailer:
I’m not just looking forward to the laughs (and many laughs there will be – thank you Rebel Wilson) in this movie… I’m looking forward to the songs I will download and listen to at the gym and in my car thereafter. In fact, the soundtrack is already out and looks awesome. You have hits like I’ll Make Love To You, No Diggity, and The Sign. Not to mention, so many of these songs are mashed together to form a few of what I like to call ultimate mash-ups. I don’t think it could get much better than this…
Well, unless, of course, the songs were picked by… me. And with that, I will leave you with 25 songs that make ME feel pitch perfect (keyword – feel):
Here’s our official list:
25. Little Red Corvette – Prince
24. You Get What You Give – New Radicals
23. White Houses – Vanessa Carlton
22. I Just Had Sex – The Lonely Island ft Akon
21. Tubthumping – Chumba Wumba
20. Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
19. Somebody To Love – Queen
18. Only The Good Die Young – Billy Joel
17. Too Little Too Late – JoJO
16. Lovefool – The Cardigans
15. Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
14. Hotel California – Eagles
13. Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
12. Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
11. To Be With You – Mr. Big
10. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
9. Tiny Dancer – Elton John
8. I’ll Make A Man Out Of You – Mulan
7. Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
6. Shape Of My Heart – Backstreet Boys
5. Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
4. Like A Prayer – Madonna
3. Africa – Toto
2. Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
1. It’s All Coming Back To Me Now – Celine Dion
So, 20-somethings… what would be on your Pitch Perfect playlist?!
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