The Olympics are here. The U.S. women kick off against France on Wednesday in their first soccer match (noon, EDT, NBCSC). Meanwhile, Danny Boyle puts the finishing touches on Friday’s Opening Ceremonies with today’s dress rehearsal. While we wait for some final leaks before we post about the OC, let’s sift through the unofficial 86-track playlist for the opening ceremony that has been published.
The songset includes the Beatles, Stones, Clash, Clapton, Queen, Adele, Bowie, Coldplay, Chariots of Fire and James Bond.
The music performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies (Spice Girls will sing) will be released digitally right after each ceremony concludes. The two records, Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and A Symphony of British Music: Music for the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games will be available on July 28 and August 12, respectively. The Isles of Wonder will also see a physical release on August 6.
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