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A playlist for the London opening ceremony

Here is a Youtube playlist of ten of my favourite pieces that were performed at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.

They are:

  1. "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" - composed by GF Handel, performed here by Belgium's Mechels Chamber Orchestra;
  2. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen, the official 1975 music video;
  3. "Jerusalem" - words by William Blake, music by Sir Hubert Parry, here performed live by Billy Bragg;
  4. "All Day And All Of The Night" - The Kinks, a live TV performance enhanced in post-production by Lego artistes;
  5. "Going Underground" - The Jam, a live performance from 1982
  6. "The Black and White Rag" - also known to many as the Pot Black theme, a montage of performances by Winifred Atwell'
  7. "My Boy Lollipop" - Millie Small circa 1964 on Finnish Television;
  8. "Back To Life" - Soul II Soul, the official 1989 music video;
  9. "Creep" - Radiohead, the official 1992 music video; and
  10. "Eclipse" - Pink Floyd, from "Pulse", the 1994 live concert film.

Thirty-seven minutes (plus ads):