The full song list from the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

Brilliant, breathtaking, bonkers, bemusing, beautiful – the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Danny Boyle‘s celebration of British culture has been universally hailed as a triumph! As with Boyle‘s films, music was an integral and important part of the extravaganza. Alongside Musical Directors Underworld, Boyle devised a patriotic and eclectic playlist featuring music from a wide range of styles and genres including Classical, Punk, Grime, Dance, Ska and Bhangra to name but a few.

The main musical sequences included specially written tracks by Underworld, an 11 minute section by Mike Oldfield and remixes and tracks by High Contrast. These and other music from the Opening Ceremony can be found on the album – ‘Isles of Wonder: Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games‘. The download version was released immediately after the event with the CD version released on 2nd August. However, not all the music from the opening ceremony features on this compilation, so we have compiled a definitive* track-listing for the whole of the Opening Ceremony. *(Please feel free to help us correct any mistakes by adding a comment below this post)

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The whole ceremony is due to be repeated on the BBC on August 18th, or can be found on the BBC iPlayer here. But if you wish to relive the musical majesty and mayhem of the Opening Evening, peruse our list below and if you wish to purchase a track the links will take you to the relevant iTunes download.

Warm Up

Frank Turner – I Still Believe

Countdown

High Contrast – The Road Goes On Forever (One Minute To Midnight Extended Mix)

featuring a sample of:
The Who – Baba O’Riley

Isles of Wonder

F*ck Buttons – Surf Solar

Captain Algernon Drummond, William Johnson Cory – Eton Boating Song

Julian Lloyd Webber – Andrew Lloyd Webber: Variations

Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen

Simon May – EastEnders Theme

The Clash – London Calling

Lily Allen – Smile

Muse – Map of the Problematique

Four Nations Choirs – Jerusalem / Flower of Scotland / Danny Boy / Bread of Heaven

Green and Pleasant Land

LSO On Track Orchestra & Francois Xavier Roth – Nimrod

Underworld – And I Will Kiss (feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie)

The forged Olympic Rings rise above the Stadium

The Queen with James Bond

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

The Queen, her Corgis and James Bond on their way to the Olympic Stadium

Eric Coates – Dambusters March

Monty Norman – James Bond Theme

Blanck Mass & LSO – Sundowner

God Save The Queen – (1st and 3rd Verse)

“Second to the Right and Straight on Till Morning”

Mike Oldfeild – Tubular Bells / In Dulci Jubilo

Aerial View of Children's Literature and NHS inspired section

Chariots of Fire with Mr Bean

London Symphony Orchestra – Chariots of Fire

The LSO and Chariots Of Fire by Vangelis featuring Mr Bean

“Frankie and June Say Thanks to Tim”

Arthur Wood – The Archers Theme

Winifred Atwell – Black and White Rag

Sugababes – Push the Button

OMD – Enola Gay

Lionel Bart – Food Glorious Food

Rizzle Kicks – When I Was a Youngster

The Jam – Going Underground

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Colin Tully – Gregorys Girl Theme

La Violetera – Charlie Chaplin

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

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Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant

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)

Prodigy – Firestarter

Underworld – Born Slippy

Jaan Kenbrovin, John William Kellette – Im Forever Blowing Bubbles

Blur – Song 2

Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers

A.R. Rahman – Nimma Nimma (feat. Jaspreet Jasz)

Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse – Valerie

Muse – Uprising

Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers!

Bonkers (Reprise) – Dizzee Rascal

Emeli Sande – Heaven

The Olympic Torch Relay Montage and David Beckham in the Speedboat

David Holmes – I Heard Wonders

David Beckham pilots a speedboat down the Thames with the Olympic Torch

The Memorial Wall

Brian Eno – An Ending

Emeli Sandé – Abide With Me

Emeli Sande – Abide With Me

Emeli Sandé sings Abide With Me

The Entrance of the National Teams and Athletes

The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize (Beginning)

Underworld – Moon In Water (Instrumental)

Underworld – Always Loved a Film (Instrumental)

Underworld – Rez (High Contrast Remix)

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls

Underworld – Minneapolis (High Contrast Remix)

Bee Gees – Staying Alive

High Contrast – Reach

High Contrast – Ghost Dance

Underworld – Dark and Long (Dark Train)

Underworld – Dark and Long (Darren Price & High Contrast Remix)

High Contrast – The Long Way Home

ELO – Mr Blue Sky

F Buttons – Olympians (High Contrast Remix)

U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name (High Contrast Remix)

David Bowie – Heroes

The entrance of TeamGB

The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize (Ending)

Arctic Monkey’s Live Performance

Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor

Arctic Monkeys – Come Together

The Winged Cyclists during the Arctic Monkey's cover of The Beatles -Come Together

The Lighting of the Olympic Cauldron

Underworld – Caliban’s Dream (feat. Dockhead Choir, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Only Men Aloud, Elizabeth Roberts, Alex Trimble)

The Olympic Cauldron

Pink Floyd – Eclipse

Sir Paul McCartney – Hey Jude

The Beatles – Hey Jude

 

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