The grand opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics factored heavily on British rock 'n' roll and Beatles’ music was the preferred choice. Directed by Danny Boyle the ceremony was a four-hour non-stop jaw dropping entertainment that will surely be engraved in the history of England. Even the Queen had come to witness the memorable Event.
Artic Monkeys, Paul McCartney and Two Door Cinema Club’s Alex Trimble rocked the night further with their magical performances. Arctic Monkeys sang 'I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor', and The Beatles' 'Come Together', which is now available to purchase on iTunes. Paul McCartney's performance of 'Hey Jude' ended the ceremony and generated a massive singalong when he prefaced a line from "The End" -- latter-day Brit-rock heroes Arctic Monkeys covered the Fab Four's 'Come Together'.
Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble sang 'Caliban's Dream', a song written specially for the ceremony by Underworld's Rick Smith.
Of his appearance, Trimble said: "I'm really proud of the performance. I have so much respect for the team that put it all together. Danny [Boyle] always made time to sit with me one on one and go through things and see how everything was going and with Rick we worked one on one too. In the studio, on the phone, it just felt so personal. Not like something that's gone out worldwide! I'm sure it'll take a few months for the reality to fully sink in".
The event also featured songs by The Who, The Kinks, Mud, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols' 'God Save the Queen', Prodigy, Blur, The Chemical Brothers, Kaiser Chiefs, The Jam, The Specials, David Bowie, Happy Mondays, Radiohead, The Verve, and the torch lighting set to Pink Floyd's 'Eclipse'.
Check out the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony soundtrack below:
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 - 'Im 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'
MIA - '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'