Sunday, August 12, 2012

Set List: Olympics Closing Ceremony


For those in the U.S. who want to be surprised, don't read past this point.

The 2012 London Olympics have concluded with a 3 hour performance saluting the history of British Music.

The live performers included appearances from Annie Lennox, Pet Shop Boys, Liam Gallagher, Ray Davies, Ed Sheeran, Madness and Queen.

Here is the complete playlist of songs performed at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

  • Emeli Sande – Read All About It
  • Urban Voices (gospel choir) – Because (by the Beatles)
  • Julian Lloyd Webber with London Symphony Orchestra – Elgar’s Salut D’Amour
  • LSO – God Save the Queen
  • Madness with Hackney Colliery Band – Our House
  • Household Division Ceremonial State Band – Parklife
  • Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
  • One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
  • Beatles – A Day in the Life (not live)
  • Ray Davies – Waterloo Sunset
  • LSO – Parade of Athletes (written by David Arnold for the Ceremony)
  • Elbow – Open Arms
  • Elbow – One Day Like This
  • Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God remix 2012)
  • Urban Voices Collective and the Dhol Foundation – Here Comes the Sun (by George Harrison)
  • John Lennon – Imagine (performed by Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir and Liverpool Signing Choir)
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • George Michael – Freedom ’90
  • George Michael – White Light
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Pinball Wizard
  • Annie Lennox – Little Bird
  • Ed Sheeran – Wish You Were Here (by Pink Floyd) with Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford and Richard Jones
  • David Bowie – Space Oddity / Changes / Ziggy Stardust / Jean Genie / Rebel Rebel / Diamond Dogs / Young Americans / Let’s Dance / Fashion (not live)
  • Russell Brand and Bond – Pure Imagination / I Am the Walrus
  • Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now and Rockafeller Skank
  • Jessie J – Price Tag
  • Tinie Tempah – Written in the Stars
  • Taio Cruz – Dynamite
  • Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing (recorded)
  • Spice Girls – Wannabe Spice Up Your Life
  • Beady Eye, with Liam Gallagher – Wonderwall
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Mr Blue Sky (recorded)
  • Eric Idle – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
  • Muse – Survival
  • Brian May and Roger Taylor – Brighton Rock
  • Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jessie J – We Will Rock You
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra – National Anthem of Greece
  • London Welsh Male Voice Choir and London Welsh Rugby Club Choir – Olympic Anthem
  • The Who – Baba O’Riley / See Me, Feel Me / Listening to You / My Generation

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