The full track listing from the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

The full song list from the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

* The article below is an archive post – Update -The ‘Isles of Wonder – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics' is no longer available to download at iTunes or Amazon. It is available as a CD at Amazon here. The individual tracks below still link to the relevant download at iTunes. Those marked with ‘!' are no longer available for download but may be on the CD. *

Brilliant, breathtaking, bonkers, bemusing, beautiful – the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Danny Boyle‘s celebration of British culture has been universally hailed as a triumph! As with Boyle‘s films, music was an integral and important part of the extravaganza. Alongside Musical Directors Underworld, Boyle devised a patriotic and eclectic playlist featuring music from a wide range of styles and genres including Classical, Punk, Grime, Dance, Ska and Bhangra to name but a few.

The main musical sequences included specially written tracks by Underworld, an 11 minute section by Mike Oldfield and remixes and tracks by High Contrast. These and other music from the Opening Ceremony can be found on the album – ‘Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games‘. The download version was released immediately after the event with the CD version released on 2nd August. However, not all the music from the opening ceremony features on this compilation, so we have compiled a definitive* track-listing for the whole of the Opening Ceremony. *(Please feel free to help us correct any mistakes by adding a comment below this post)

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If you wish to relive the musical majesty and mayhem of the Opening Evening, peruse our list below and if you wish to purchase a track the links will take you to the relevant iTunes download.

Warm Up

I Still Believe – Frank Turner


The Road Goes On Forever – High Contrast

featuring a sample of:
Baba O'Riley – The Who

Isles of Wonder

Surf Solar – Single – Fuck Buttons

Eton Boating Song – Band of the Grenadier Guards

Variations for Cello & Orchestra: Theme and Variations 1 – 4 – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Harry Rabinowitz

God Save the Queen – Sex Pistols

Simon May – EastEnders Theme

London Calling – The Clash

Smile – Lily Allen

Map of the Problematique – Muse

Jerusalem – Sir Andrew Davis, BBC Symphony Chorus & BBC Symphony Orchestra

Green and Pleasant Land

Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 “Enigma”: Variation IX. Nimrod (Adagio) – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras

And I Will Kiss (feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie) – Underworld

The forged Olympic Rings rise above the Stadium

The Queen with James Bond

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – London Philharmonic Orchestra & Charles Gerhardt

The Queen, her Corgis and James Bond on their way to the Olympic Stadium

Dambusters March – BBC Symphony Orchestra & David Parry

The James Bond Theme – John Barry

Blanck Mass & LSO – Sundowner

God Save The Queen – (1st and 3rd Verse)

“Second to the Right and Straight on Till Morning”

Tubular Bells 2003 – Mike Oldfield
In Dulci Jubilo – Mike Oldfield

Aerial View of Children's Literature and NHS inspired section

Chariots of Fire with Mr Bean

Chariots of Fire (feat. The Royal Choral Society) – London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO and Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis featuring Mr Bean

“Frankie and June Say Thanks to Tim”

My Native Heath: IV. Barwick Green (The Archers Theme) – BBC Symphony Orchestra & David Parry

Black And White Rag – Winifred Atwell

Push the Button – Sugababes

Enola Gay – Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark

Food, Glorious Food (Remastered) – Lionel Bart

When I Was a Youngster – Rizzle Kicks

Going Underground – The Jam

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Colin Tully – Gregorys Girl Theme

La Violetera – Charlie Chaplin

My Generation – The Who

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small

All Day and All of the Night – The Kinks

She Loves You – The Beatles

Tiger Feet – Mud

Trampled Under Foot – Led Zeppelin

A Message to You Rudy (2002 Remaster) – The Specials

Starman (Single Mix) [2012 Remastered Version] – David Bowie

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Queen -Bohemian Rhapsody

Pretty Vacant – Sex Pistols

Blue Monday – New Order

Relax – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Back to Life – Soul II Soul

Step On – Happy Mondays

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics

Firestarter – The Prodigy

Born Slippy (Nuxx) – Underworld

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles – Football Anthems

Song 2 – Blur

Bonkers – Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden

Nimma Nimma – A. R. Rahman

Valerie (feat. Amy Winehouse) [Version Revisited] – Mark Ronson

Uprising – Muse

Pass Out – Tinie Tempah

Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers!

Bonkers (Reprise) – Dizzee Rascal

Heaven – Emeli Sandé

The Olympic Torch Relay Montage and David Beckham in the Speedboat

I Heard Wonders – David Holmes

David Beckham pilots a speedboat down the Thames with the Olympic Torch

The Memorial Wall

An Ending (Ascent) – Brian Eno

Emeli Sandé – Abide With Me

Emeli Sande – Abide With Me

Emeli Sandé sings Abide With Me

The Entrance of the National Teams and Athletes

Galvanize – The Chemical Brothers

Underworld – Moon In Water (Instrumental)

Moon In Water – Underworld

Underworld – Always Loved a Film (Instrumental)

Always Loved a Film – Underworld

Underworld – Rez (High Contrast Remix)

Rez – Underworld

West End Girls (7” Mix) – Pet Shop Boys

Underworld – Minneapolis (High Contrast Remix)

Minneapolis – Underworld

Stayin' Alive – Bee Gees

Reach (NHS Mix) – High Contrast

Ghost Dance (NHS Mix) – High Contrast

Dark and Long (Dark Train) – Underworld

Underworld – Dark and Long (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)

The Long Way Home (NHS Mix) – High Contrast

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

Olympians – EP – Fuck Buttons

U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name (High Contrast Remix)

“Heroes” (Single Version) [2014 Remastered Version] – David Bowie

The entrance of TeamGB

The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize (Ending)

Arctic Monkey's Live Performance

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys – Come Together

The Winged Cyclists during the Arctic Monkey's cover of The Beatles -Come Together

The Lighting of the Olympic Cauldron

Caliban's Dream (feat. Alex Trimble) – Underworld

The Olympic Cauldron

Eclipse (2011 Remastered Version) – Pink Floyd

Sir Paul McCartney – Hey Jude

Hey Jude – The Beatles