Contact Us

Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney, and Underworld played the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony

by Bill Pearis

Arctic Monkeys at 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2012 London Olympics are underway, with the wildly ambitious spectacle of the Opening Ceremonies happened last night (7/27), as directed by Danny Boyle, the man who gave us Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire. And while you can argue whether or not it was successful, epic, dazzling or dumb, you gotta give it up to Boyle for providing what will probably be the best soundtrack an Olympic Opening Ceremony will ever have.

In addition to performers Paul McCartney, The Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and Underworld (with help from Two Door Cinema Club’s Alex Trimble), the spectacle featured songs by The Who, The Kinks, Mud, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols‘ “God Save the Queen” (and the Queen was there!), Prodigy, Blur, The Chemical Brothers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Jam, The Specials, Bowie, Happy Mondays,Radiohead, The Verve, and the torch lighting set to Pink Floyd‘s “Eclipse.” It’s hard to imagine an American Olympics (certainly not a Mitt Romney-produced one) having the U.S. equivelents of those used.

Check out the entire 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony soundtrack below.

2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Soundtrack (

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!