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Postby Amanda Newman » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:26 pm

Varsity Vocals and Total Vocal are thrilled to announce the track list for the Best Of College A Cappella 2010! You will find the full listing at the bottom of this post, and on our website at:

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted their tracks. We know how much of each of you goes into producing these albums, and we really enjoyed listening to each and every track we received.

Hundreds upon hundreds of tracks were submitted, but we are only able to squeeze on 20 tracks. With so many groups pushing the envelope (in everything from vocalists and arrangement, to recording and production quality, to song selection and genre), selecting our lineup this year was incredibly difficult.

We want to thank you for your interest in our annual compilation, and we encourage you to participate in years to come.

Congratulations to the 20 groups who were selected! We are quite excited about this album and are working quickly to produce it. We will be in touch soon with further instructions. For now, enjoy, and congratulations! This is going to be one seriously amazing CD.


Deke Sharon - Total Vocal
Amanda Newman - Varsity Vocals


1. Use Somebody - Cornell University Chordials
opb Kings of Leon

2. Closer - Ithaca College Ithacappella
opb Ne-Yo

3. Ordinary World - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Clefhangers
opb Duran Duran

4. Say (All I Need) - University of Virginia Sil'hooettes
opb OneRepublic

5. Ain't No Other Man - Suffolk University Ramifications
opb Christina Aguilera

6. I'm In Love With A Girl - James Madison University Exit 245
opb Gavin DeGraw

7. That's What You Get - Tufts University sQ!
opb Paramore

8. Shadow of the Day - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rusty Pipes
opb Linkin Park

9. Plane - University of North Carolina-Greensboro Spartones
opb Jason Mraz

10. Misery Business - Tufts University Jackson Jills
opb Paramore

11. Come Around - University of Connecticut Conn Men
opb Marc Broussard

12. Movin' On - University of Southern California SoCal VoCals
opb Elliott Yamin

13. Tyrant - University of Pennsylvania Off The Beat
opb OneRepublic

14. Lovestoned/Ya Ali - University of Pennsylvania Penn Masala
opb Justin Timberlake

15. California Dreamin' - Harvard University LowKeys
opb The Mamas & The Papas

16. Take Me As I Am - University of Connecticut A Completely Different Note
opb Tonic

17. Tattoo - Clemson University TakeNote
opb Jordin Sparks

18. Listen - Brigham Young University Noteworthy
opb Beyonce

19. Cold Water - Oxford University Out Of The Blue
opb Damien Rice

20. Who Are You - Tufts University Beelzebubs
opb The Who
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Postby davecharliebrown » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:35 pm

Noteworthy's debut appearance on BOCA! Woohoo!!

Lots of fantastic groups on here, including many we don't see as often. I can't wait to pick up a copy!
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Postby bstevens » Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:40 pm

Interesting list! including a canny choice in "Ordinary World".
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Postby DaveGrossman » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:14 pm

Congratulations to all the groups, and thanks to Deke and Amanda for taking the time to do this again! This CD looks like it's going to be killer. We're all pretty pumped over here. We're also liking the 1-2 Punch from Ithaca NY :)
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Postby adune55 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:27 pm

^Ditto. Congrats all! Very excited to be chosen!

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Postby arielarbisser » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:27 pm

DaveGrossman wrote:We're also liking the 1-2 Punch from Ithaca NY :)

Ithaca, represent! Go Chordials and Ithacapella, and of course, congrats to all the groups on BOCA 2010! Can't wait to get our copies and listen!
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Postby RnBMrE » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:42 pm

Amanda Newman wrote:19. Cold Water - Oxford University Out Of The Blue
opb Damien Rice

Daaa daaa daaaaaa....

TWO songs by Paramore and OneRepublic EACH, though? :-/

Nonetheless, a huge congratulations to all the groups!

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Postby RnBMrE » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:51 pm

Wow, and no Duke OOTB. Best female album of the year...

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Postby Nick Lyons » Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:59 pm

RnBMrE wrote:TWO songs by Paramore and OneRepublic EACH, though? :-/

Hey!! OneRepublic has more than 1 good song!! ;-)
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Postby JRob1488 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:33 pm

I'm so glad Who Are You was included, it was definitely the my favorite track on Play the Game. I was worried it wouldn't get included 'cause BOCA would want to shy away from dropping the F-bomb.
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Postby Ed Boyer » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:43 pm

There was an F-less version created for iTunes (to avoid the EXPLICIT label). I'm guessing they'll use that.

also...Go Jumbos!
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Postby billhare » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:05 pm

Yup, I have the F-Less version ready to go. Everything else is identical in the mix.

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Postby jthelegend » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:28 pm

Amanda Newman wrote:15. California Dreamin' - Harvard University LowKeys
opb The Mamas & The Papas

oh mackenzie phillips...
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Postby dherriges » Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:51 pm

I am fairly obsessed with Who Are You.

And pleased to see Oxford OotB's Cold Water, though the live rendition is to die for - I don't think they quite captured it in studio.

Haven't actually heard any of the other stuff that's gonna be on this. I'm excited to, though!

Also surprised at no Duke OOTB - "Flywheel" is a terrific album.
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Postby briankingproductions » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:44 pm

Love that the new BOCA list is out. So glad that Virginia is well represented with Exit on there and the Sils. Really diggin the energy on In Love With a Girl. Little biased being an alumni:) Excited to get the new disc.

I wish there was a way to get a link to the songs before the disc comes out, it's always work to try to find the recorded versions of the songs at the groups sites to hear even a preview of what the song sounds like.
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