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London 2012 Olympics: Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony playlist has leaked

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM
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The UK Telegraph released an unconfirmed 86-track playlist for the Danny Boyle-directed London Olympics Opening Ceremony. It features the masterworks of legendary British musicians like The Beatles and David Bowie alongside newer artists like Adele, M.I.A., and the Kaiser Chiefs.

The ceremony will also honor classic British television, with both the "EastEnders" and "Doctor Who" themes making appearances.

There's even a little sugary pop on deck for the occasion, courtesy of girl group Sugarbabes.

Sadly for girl power fans everywhere, the Spice Girls were snubbed.

According to The Mirror, Sporty Spice opined that the Spice Girls "represented Britain in the 90s."

“We literally flew the flag--and Geri even wore it--around the globe.”

Boyle also appears to have chosen anti-monarchist anthem "God Save the Queen" by the Sex Pistols, a tenacious move for an event the Queen herself will open.


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Here's the full playlist:

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"
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 – “I’m 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”
M.I.A. – “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”

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