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The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Playlist

So I know you all loved the music during the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony so here it is, in one full playlist. It even includes the Corrie theme! Enjoy.


UPDATE: You can now purchase the official album from iTunes (which doesn’t include half the tracks I have!)

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
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
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

A big thank you to Kathryn Mason for helping me to compile this playlist

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    • sarah

      As i mentioned, these were all part of Jerusalem so that is the track I included.

  • Acky

    No mention of David Holmes track ” I heard Wonders”??

    • sarah

      When was that played?

    • Teown

      Acky you cast iron genius! Was trying to figure out what that tune was since the opening ceremony and couldn’t find reference to it being used, you made my day! TUUUUNE!

  • Conrad HC

    The two verses of Jerusalem were separated by portions of Danny Boy (from Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland), Flower of Scotland (Edinburgh Castle) and Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer (somewhere in Wales). Don’t forget the nations!

    • sarah

      Apologies for that conrad… Because they just came in the middle of Jerusalem, I just referenced it… In fairness, there are 76 other songs in there too!

    • sarah

      Theres no music in that playlist from the procession of countries

    • sarah

      Im not sure where this appeared in the ceremony…

    • sarah

      Eastenders is in there for sure