They went with "Wrecking Ball."
While Miley Cyrus's tune has been done by just about everyone under the sun, and the starlet's own performances of the song have been pretty out there at times, "Wrecking Ball" was one of the most-watched videos of last year for a reason: It's insanely catchy.
So take a catchy song, arrange it for an enormous marching band, and well, the rest is history.
Well done, VCU pep band. Now throw in some One Direction.