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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:05 PM

What music would you put in an Olympic opening ceremony in the U.S.?

Obviously I think "Rhapsody in Blue" as they did in the LA Olympics in 1984, and a few selections from Porgy and Bess, "Summertime" at least, maybe "America" from West Side Story, some Motown hits, but what else?

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Reply What music would you put in an Olympic opening ceremony in the U.S.? (Original post)
begin_within Jul 2012 OP
digonswine Jul 2012 #1
MrsBrady Jul 2012 #15
DeSwiss Jul 2012 #2
femmocrat Jul 2012 #3
Scuba Jul 2012 #4
Mendocino Jul 2012 #5
Tom Ripley Jul 2012 #6
pokerfan Jul 2012 #7
T_i_B Jul 2012 #8
Grantuspeace Jul 2012 #9
kurtzapril4 Jul 2012 #10
Kaleva Jul 2012 #11
LynneSin Jul 2012 #12
sarge43 Jul 2012 #13
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #14
derby378 Jul 2012 #16
nolabear Jul 2012 #17
KamaAina Jul 2012 #18

Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:08 PM

1. This-

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Response to digonswine (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 05:48 PM

15. I don't usually laugh out loud

when I'm at home alone...but this one is making me cry...
I don't know why I'm finding it so funny.

thanks.

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:13 PM

2. Here ya go.....



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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:21 PM

3. Aaron Copland's music.

And "Ashokan Farewell" from the Civil War series.

But I don't know a lot about music... I just like those examples.

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:25 PM

4. There's only one song that really represents the good ol' USA...

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:07 AM

5. OHIO

CSNY

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:18 AM

6. "Johnny B Goode" and "Fanfare for the Common Man"

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:33 AM

7. I was disappointed

that they didn't play this during the opening ceremony or if they did, I missed it.

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 01:59 AM

8. Arctic Monkeys again

Yes I know they played at Friday night's ceremony, but I don't think that you can have enough Arctic Monkeys!

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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:06 AM

9. Another vote for Fanfare. n/t

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 02:49 AM

10. smells like teen spirit n/t

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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 03:59 AM

11. "Oops... I Farted Again" by Britney Spears

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:34 AM

13. Re 1984

I always thought it would have been appropriate to welcome the athletes with movie sound track fanfares and marches, such as Parade of the Charioteers from Ben Hur, Indiana Jones' main theme, Superman, Captain from Castile, March to the Castle, Mary, Queen of Scots and so forth. "Hollywood, the film capital of the world, welcomes the athletes of ..."

Your choices, plus some classic Swing and Rock, In The Mood, Rock Around the Clock, etc

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:16 PM

14. "PORN in the USA!"

 

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:13 PM

16. Anyone notice that Fuck Buttons and side project Blanck Mass were used at London?

I didn't, either, but kudos on The Quietus for picking it up:

http://thequietus.com/articles/09511-fuck-buttons-played-in-olympic-opening-ceremony

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Response to begin_within (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:35 PM

17. Hendrix, of course.

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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 06:41 PM

18. Jazz. Blues. Elvis.

edit: Soul. Classic R&B.

Maybe Bruce.

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