Olympics Opening Ceremony Soundtrack Revealed
Most Olympics opening ceremonies are kept secret-but it apparently wasn't enough to share visions of a neo-idyllic countryside, now the entire playlist to Danny Boyle's "Isles of Wonder"ceremony, allegedly leaked, is available for public scrutiny.
If you thought sheep in east London's Olympic stadium was weird, imagine the Queen bopping to the Sex Pistols.
The 86-song playlist, first published by the Telegraph, boasts several bold choices, namely the punk classic "God Save the Queen," and "London Calling" by the Clash. Some wonderfully random Brit-pop-culture tracks are in the mix, including "I Predict a Riot" by the Kaiser Chiefs, the Sugababe's "Push the Button," Dizee Rascal's " Bonkers," and "Paper Planes" by MIA.
Forget national monuments, the soundtrack to the $42 million extravaganza is a true testament to British culture across the ages, from Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks and The Eton Boating Song, to 1960s old-school and 1990s cool Britannia.
Notably missing, however, is everything and everyone from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert. No Tom Jones charm, Robbie Williams cheek, or Kylie Minogue hot-pants.
The usual suspects are in the line-up, including The Who with "My Generation," several Beatles golden oldies like "She Loves You," Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Heroes" by David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones' " Satisfaction."
The anticipated one billion spectators can also look forward to '80s and '90s favorites such as "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Simon May's "EastEnders Theme."
A one-million-watt sound system will blast the lyrical entertainment, using 500 speakers.
Entire playlist listed below:
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