A Know-It-All's Guide To Olympic Music : NPR | this curious life | Scoop.it
Don't be caught empty-headed when talk turns to the music of the London Games.

 

Nothwithstanding the classical pieces...........

 

'Filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), the artistic director of the opening ceremony, and the DJ duo known as Underworld designed and compiled a "soundtrack" for the opening ceremony. The Telegraph reports that Boyle's 86-song playlist has been leaked.

 

Never mind that it reads like retro Britpop night at your local dance club, with songs like Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax," New Order's "Blue Monday" and Soul II Soul's "Back to Life." There are a number of surprising juxtapositions among the other British selections, including the Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" (yes, she will be there), Elgar's "Nimrod" and Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" (also known as the theme to The Exorcist).'