The music from The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

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An album of the music from the closing ceremony is available entitled A Symphony Of British Music – Music For The Closing Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games. As with the Opening Ceremony the download album will be available immediately after the ceremony at iTunes, with the CD available to Pre-Order from Amazon with a release date of 20th August.

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The track list from The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

The music from tonight's 3 Hour Extravaganza will be available for download, entitled Isles of Wonder – Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, immediately after the Ceremony finishes at midnight.

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The BBC Theme Music for the Olympics

The advert for the BBC‘s coverage of the London 2012 Olympics is based around the concept of ‘Stadium UK', “bringing the nation together in a huge Olympic Stadium to enjoy the BBC‘s comprehensive coverage of the London 2012 Games.” The music featured is a specially commissioned piece by Elbow called ‘First Steps‘. The track is available for download at Amazon now, (we're not sure if it will be released on iTunes). A donation from each sale goes to Children in Need and Sport Relief.

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The Five Official Songs

These are the five new tracks by British acts chosen to be played throughout the Games:

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Muse – Survival

The Chemical Brothers – Theme for Velodrome

Delphic – Good Life

Elton John with Pnau – Good Morning to the Night

Dizzee Rascal – Scream


The Play List from the Opening Ceremony

* UPDATE – Well, the leaked list below was pretty accurate with most of the music featuring at some point during the ceremony. Please use the comment section below if there is a track from the Opening Ceremony you would like identifying.

The music featured when David Beckham was speeding along The Thames in his speedboat with the Olympic Torch, is ‘I Heard Wonders‘ by David Holmes from his 2008 album, The Holy Picture.

Click here to Download I Heard Wonders by David Holmes at iTunes

From The Telegraph:

A leaked document of the playlist for the Olympics opening ceremony gives an insight into Danny Boyle’s music vision for the Β£27m extravaganza.

Olympic officials will not confirm that an 86-track playlist is the official soundtrack for the Olympic opening ceremony on July 27 but it appears to be a good indication of what to expect.

Boyle will be assisted in compiling the variety of songs, which include theme tunes to soaps as well as music from Disney films, into one soundtrack by DJ duo Underworld. The pair’s 1996 dance track, β€˜Born Slippy’, was featured in Boyle’s cult film Trainspotting.

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Captain Algernon Drummond, William Johnson Cory – Eton Boating Song

Elgar, AC Benson – Land of Hope and Glory

The Jam – Going Underground

Muse – Map of the Problematique

Big Ben Chimes

Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen

The Clash – London Calling

Simon May – EastEnders Theme

The Shipping Forecast

Sir Hubert Parry, William Blake – Jerusalem

Elgar – Nimrod

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Eric Coates – Dambusters March

Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks

Monty Norman – James Bond Theme

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells

Mike Oldfield – In Dulci Jubilo

Vangelis – Chariots of Fire

BBC News 1954

Arthur Wood – The Archers Theme

Winifred Atwell – Black and White Rag


Sugababes – Push the Button

OMD – Enola Gay

David Rose – The Stripper

Lionel Bart – Food Glorious Food

Irwin Kostal, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman – Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Rizzle Kicks – When I Was a Youngster

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Colin Tully – Gregorys Girl Theme

William Pitt – City Lights

The Who – My Generation

The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction

Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop

The Kinks – All Day and All of the Night

The Beatles – She Loves You

Mud – Tiger Feet

Led Zeppelin – Trampled Under Foot

The Specials – A Message to You Rudy

David Bowie – Starman

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant

Duran Duran – The Reflex

New Order – Blue Monday


Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax

Soul II Soul – Back To Life

Happy Mondays – Step On

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony

Prodigy – Firestarter

Underworld – Born Slippy

Jaan Kenbrovin, John William Kellette – Im Forever Blowing Bubbles

Blur – Song 2

Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers

Tigerstyle – Nacnha Onda Nei (contains Michael Jackson – Billie Jean, Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure and Ilaiyaraaja – Naanthaan Ungappanda)

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Radiohead – Creep

Muse – Uprising

Kano & Mikey J – Random Antics

Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

MIA – Paper Planes

Coldplay – Viva La Vida

The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize


Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot

Roll Deep – Shake a Leg

Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Oasis – The Hindu Times

Oasis – Wonderwall

Emeli Sande – Heaven

William Monk/Henry Francis – Abide With Me

Pink Floyd – Eclipse

The Beatles – The End

The Beatles – Hey Jude

David Bowie – Heroes

Eric Spear – Coronation Street Theme

Ron Grainer – Doctor Who Theme

John Philip Sousa – Monty Python Theme/The Liberty Bell

David Bowie – Absolute Beginners




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