Bring It On

Film released by Universal Pictures and Beacon Pictures (2000)

No score soundtrack available, but an album is currently in print. Official website at and the DVD is widely distributed

Music clip one, 0'59" (232Kb) [at 1:03'52"]
Music clip two, 1'38" (385Kb) [at 1:14'00"]


One of the films that brought Beck's name to more prominence in the film world contains the least noticeable score presence. Brimful of songs, it is Beck's duty here to add the 'spirit fingers' to Peyton Reed's enjoyable, deliberately lightweight, gently mocking cheerleading flick, deservingly chuckled at by the girls, happily ogled at by the boys, and playing to most teen tastes in between. An album was released but only of songs—a fair choice since they really do take centre stage here—but this belies the invisible effect Beck's original music brings to the film, his cues often either seeping in from nowhere or fitting cosily in with the juxtaposition of styles used for cheer backing, etc.

Beck appears to contribute at least the interludes between verses of the opening dream sequence chant; along with this and some short hip linking cues, he finds an almost invisible style for the Torrance/Cliff romance, and finally shines in the final competition sequences. Notably of Beck at this time, Bring it on gave him the opportunity to use a live orchestra

Webmaster's additional:

Having found it initially difficult to separate Beck's music from the pop songs of the film, Bluntinstrument has tried to list score cues and their approximate timings (using a PAL DVD).

0:00'00"-01'55" = Opening song dream sequence. Groovy, funny, cheesy, with some seriously over-done orchestral drama, Beck composed the track round the chant recorded by the cast
0:02'19"-02'32" = Post-wakeup title
0:06'08"-07'10" = Torrance wins and wants to do a pyramid (extends the music from post-dream sequence credit of 2'19")
0:14'57"-15'29" = Missy enters with ultra-cool beat (presumably Beck)
0:16'31"-16'51" = Cool-beat style reprise for gymnastic display
0:17'19"-17'46" = Torrance goes after Missy for the team
0:20'58"-21'23" = Trip to see the Clovers (Beck? Sounds similar to the above)
0:32'47"-33'14" = The football game. Trance-style Beck?
0:38'23"-39'03" = Going to bed ["Are you into my brother?"]. Synth, electric guitar
0:47'00"-48'13" = Subtle underscore to Torrance's quiet talk with newboy Cliff
1:00'08"-00'50" = Subtle underscore returns as Torrance and Cliff tiff
1:03'16"-04'50" = Beautifully timed buildup of excitement as Torrance fights back against her fate, shifting to practice montage (different styles presumably also Beck - note the jazz clip scored similarly to Buffy's 'Once more with feeling' [6.07]) [See clip]
1:07'39"-08'52" = Torrance offers money to the Clovers to get them to the nationals
1:11'43"-13'21" = Underscore with some joining music covering the preparation for the nationals, developing from the same style as 1:03'16"
1:14'02"-15'55" = More of the above style, but cranking up the orchestra, widening the scope for the grander visuals of the event! [See clip]
1:16'31"-18'36" = "Day two" underscore and joining music up to the entrance of the Clovers in competition
1:20'49"-21'15" = Prior to the Torros' entrance
1:24'29"-26'52" = Torros come second
[1:26'52"-29'55" = Outtakes/end credits beginning: presumably not a Beck arrangement of the "Oh Mickey you're so fine" song?]

Film music credits

Score produced by Christophe Beck
Orchestra recorded at Studio X, Seattle, WA
Performed by SeattleMusic
Orchestrations by William A. Boston
Music Preparation by Ernest Lee
Orchestra contractor David Sabee
Orchestra scoring mixer Casey Stone
Additional Cheer music mixing Mark Bryan
Music editorial services Lowdown Music Inc.
Supervising music editor Fernand Bos
Assistant music editor Tim Isle
Music consultant G. Marq Roswell
Soundtrack available on Play-Tone / Epic Records / Sony Music Soundtrax
"What's the dillio?"
Written by Tony Lovato
Performed by MEST
Courtesy of Maverick Recording
Company by arrangement with Warner Special Products
"I just wanna be happy"
Written and performed by Brook X
Courtesy of Lifelonglife Ent.
"See ya" (Radio mix)
Written by Andrew McClusky / Stewart Kershaw / Elizabeth McClarnon
Performed by Atomic Kitten
Courtesy of Innocent / Virgin Records, Ltd. by arrangement with Virgin Records America
"Makes no difference"
Written by Deryck Whibley / Greig Nori
Performed by Sum 41
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam
Music group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
"The Swan Lake suite, op.20 (C)"
Written by Tchaikovsky
Performed by Jim Long
Courtesy of Chappel Music Library
"Kids wanna know"
Written by Falling James / Chris Sims
Performed by The Leaving Trains
Courtesy of SST Records
"Give my regards to broadway"
Written by George M Cohan
"Cherrie pie"
Written by Jani Lane / Joey Allen / Jerry Dixon / Steven Sweet / Eric Turner
Performed by Warrant
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"The 900#"
Written by Mark James
Performed by The 45 King
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
"Dada strutin'"
Written by James Burke
Performed by Sgt. Rock
Courtesy of Wiiija Records, Ltd.
"2 can play that game"
Written by Rob Fusari / Falonte Moore / Belewa Muhammad
Performed by Sygnature
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Publishing
Written by John Clark / Stephen Clark / Amanda MacKinnon / Lois Maffeo
Performed by BIS
Courtesy of Capitol Records under licence from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets and Wiiija Records Ltd.
"As if
Written by Shelly Peiken, Guy Roche
Performed by Blaque
Produced by Guy Roche
Courtesy of Trackmasters Records / Columbia Records
Written by John Clark, Stephen Clark, Amanda MacKinnon, Lois Maffeo
Performed by BIS
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets and Wiiija Records Ltd.
"What's a girl to do?"
Written by Pam Reswick, Steve Werfel, Christine Muscat, Joseph Muscat, Sharon Muscat
Performed by sister2sister
Courtesy of C2/Columbia Records under exclusive license with Standards by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Cavalier song"
Written by Lawrence Haywood Lee Jr, Fulton Lewis Jr
Performed by The Virginia Pep Band
"Freakin' you"
Written Alex Gifford, Nathaniel Hall, Michael Small
Performed by Jungle Brothers
Courtesy of V2 Records, Inc.
"Cliff's guitar"
Written by Keith Wyatt, Fernard Bos
Performed by Keith Wyatt
Written and performed by Filibuster
Courtesy of Cornerstone R.A.S. / Skunk Records
"Get ready for this"
Written by Jean Paul de Coster, Filipe de Wild, Raymond Slegngaard, Simon Harris
Performed by 2 Unlimited
Courtesy of Byte Records-Belgium
"There she goes"
Written by Boots
Performed by The Getaway People
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Written by Michele Chiavarini, Summer Burkes, Tracy Kilrow, Michael Marz
Performed by Daphne and Celeste
Courtesy of Universal International
B.V. under license from Universal Music Enterprises
"Fanfare for God"
Written and performed by Mark Bryan
Courtesy of Cheerleading Music Service
"All the way live"
Written by David Jones, Leevert Agee, Baron Agee
Performed by Pressha
Courtesy of Pandisc Music Corp. and Mercedes Records, Inc.
"Slang dat bottom"
Written by Kenneth Terry
Performed by Devastator X
Courtesy of Prison of Rhythms Entertainment Group
"Booty bounce"
Written by Johnny Marrs
Performed by Kinsu
Courtesy of Blunt Recordings, TVT Records
"Take control"
Written by Antonio Velez, Geraldo Ortiz
Performed by Sweets
Courtesy of Xclusive Records, Inc. Miami, FL
"Can u feel it"
Written by Benjamin Ferrer, Jr.
Performed by Tronic Wave
Courtesy of Xclusive Records, Inc. Miami, FL
"Somebody say oh yeah"
Written and performed by Mark Bryan
Courtesy of Cheerleading Music Service
"More beef than cattle"
Written by Lenny Kagan
Performed by ZA/10 featuring Kryptoknight
Courtesy of Tempo Entertainment
"Get up and dance"
Written and performed by Mark Bryan
Courtesy of Cheerleading Music Service
Written by Carter Evenson
Performed by Sons of Poseidon
Courtesy of Sons of Poseidon
"Just what I need"
Written by Steve Mott, Octavio Gallardo, Scott Price
Performed by Rufus King
Courtesy of No Fidel No Music
"I'm money"
Written by Ed Udhus, Ali Tabatabaee, Greg Bergdorf, Justin Mauriello, Ben Osmundson
Performed by Zebrahead
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Tell me something"
Written by Nirwood Cheek, Peyton Reed
Performed by manChild
Courtesy of He's No Good To Me Dead Music
"Pauletta's theme"
Written and performed by Ernest Lee
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Written by Stuart Crichton, Andy White
Performed by Basshopper
Courtesy of Reverb Records, UK
"Bring it all to me" (Remix)
Written by Billy Lawrence, Cory Rooney, Violet Ruby, Leshan Lewis, Kevin Bion Spencer, William B Shelby, Linda E van Horssen, Nidra E Sylvers
Performed by Blaque, featuring 50 Cent
Courtesy of Trackmasters / Columbia
Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Shake a lil' somthin'"
Written by Davis Hobbs, Mark Ross, Christopher Wong Won
Performed by 2 Live Crew
Courtesy of Lil' Joe Records, Inc.
"Work it baby"
Written by Lazaro Mendez, John Morris, Darrin Rudnik
Performed by DJ Laz with Kinsu
Courtesy of Pandisc Music Corporation
"Cheer for me"
Written by Artice Bartley, Carlos Spencer
Performed by 95 South
Courtesy of The RCA Record Label
"Bounce with the massive"
Written by Jamie White, Moussa Clarke, Marcel Ateen
Performed by Tzant
Courtesy of Logic Records, Ltd.
"Giddie up let's ride"
Written by Johnny Marrs
Performed by Kinsu
Courtesy of Blunt Recordings, TVT Records
"Jump up (if you feel alright)"
Written by Steve Best, Brad Ferringo, Delroy Griffiths
Performed by Da Beat Bros.
Courtesy of Steve Best Music / Steve Best Entertainment
"Anywhere U.S.A."
Written by Nina Ossoff, Tony Battaglia, Shaun Fisher
Performed by P.Y.T.
Courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"As if"
Written by Shelly Peikin, Guy Roche
Performed by Blaque, featuring Joey Fatone Jr
Produced by Guy Roche
Blaque appears courtesy of Trackmasters / Columbia Records
Joey Fatone Jr appears courtesy of Jive records
Written by Michael Chapman, Nicholas Chinn
Performed by B*witched
Courtesy of epic records / Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.