Thursday, July 26, 2012

Complete music list for Opening Ceremonies

Captain Algernon Drummond, William Johnson Cory - Eton Boating Song
Elgar, AC Benson
- Land of Hope and Glory
The Jam
- Going Underground
- 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
- Nimrod
- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Eric Coates
- Dambusters March
- Music for the Royal Fireworks
Monty Norman
- James Bond Theme
Mike Oldfield
- Tubular Bells
Mike Oldfield
- In Dulci Jubilo
- Chariots of Fire
BBC News 1954
Arthur Wood
- The Archers Theme
Winifred Atwell
- Black and White Rag Sugababes - Push the Button
- 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 -
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 -
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


  1. Enola Gay? Yikes

  2. one song is called Nimrod

    according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush and great-grandson of Noah and the king of Shinar. He is depicted in the Tanakh as a man of power in the earth, and a mighty hunter. Extra-Biblical traditions associating him with the Tower of Babel led to his reputation as a king who was rebellious against God. Several Mesopotamian ruins were given Nimrod's name by 8th century Arabs

  3. Yep, I JUST got an email from someone else about the very same thing - I'm pretty sure I wrote about this or mentioned this (plus Tubular Bells and God Save the Queen + others) in another post.

    Thanks for the comment.

  4. Some writers are criticizing the choice of music for the opening ceremony as lacking inspiration, but we're now seeing that every one of the tracks appears to have layered meaning. The one that stood out for me was Firestarter because it gives us another Joker: