Olympic theme songs

Posted Jan 19, 2012
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  1. One Moment In Time

    One Moment In Time (1988)


    "One Moment in Time" is a worldwide hit Emmy Award winning song written by Albert Hammond and John Bettis, produced by Narada Michael Walden and recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Paralympics held in Seoul, South Korea. The song was Houston's third number one in the UK Singles Chart, and reached number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.

  2. Barcelona

    Barcelona (1987)


    "Barcelona" is a single released by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé. A part of their collaborative album Barcelona, it also appeared on Queen's Greatest Hits III.

  3. Amigos Para Siempre

    Amigos Para Siempre


    "Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life)" or "Amics per sempre" is a song written for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The lyrics, written by Don Black, are in English, except for the title phrase which is repeated in English, Spanish and Catalan.

  4. The Power Of The Dream

    The Power Of The Dream (1996)


    "The Power of the Dream" is a single by Céline Dion, released on August 20, 1996 in Japan.

  5. Reach

    Reach (1996)


    "Reach" is a song by Gloria Estefan, released as a single in 1996. Co-written with Diane Warren and taken from the official Atlanta 96 album Rhythm of the Games, it later featured on Destiny, which is Estefan's seventh studio album.

  6. Someday

    Someday (2005)


    "Someday" is the debut hit single by the band Flipsyde and was also the theme song for NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games. It was chosen for the games because the lyrics focus on courage and perseverance toward future goals even though success may seem impossible. "Someday" was also chosen because of its hip-hop theme that might appeal to the younger audience, which would be an addition to the Winter Games.

  7. You And Me

    You And Me


    You and Me (Chinese: 我和你; pinyin: Wǒ Hé Nǐ) is the theme song for the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, which was performed in the opening ceremony of the Olympics by Liu Huan and Sarah Brightman. Zhang Yimou, director of the opening ceremony, chose the British singer which representing the next Olympic host nation in 2012 and over a local one in keeping to the game's theme of "One World, One Dream", signifying unity across language, race or religious barriers.

  8. Oceania

    Oceania (2004)


    "Oceania" is a song recorded Icelandic singer Björk for her album Medúlla. It was written and produced by Björk, with additional writing by Sjón and production by Mark Bell. It was written for the 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, where she performed immediately following the Parade of Nations, and released as a promotional single in 2004. The song calls listeners' attention to "Mother Oceania" from which the singer believes all life emerged.

  9. We'll Be One

    We'll Be One (2000)


    "We'll Be One" is a pop song performed by Nikki Webster at the 2000 Summer Olympic Game's Closing Ceremony. It was written by Kylieann Hewitt and Philip Turcio, produced by Chong Lim and is featured on the 2000 Summer Olympic Game's Closing Ceremony soundtrack. It was released in October 2000 as a CD single in Australia. The song is about all the nations coming together and becoming one.

  10. First Steps

    First Steps (2012)


    "First Steps" is a song composed and recorded by Elbow as the BBC's theme for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  11. Survival

    Survival (2012)


    "Survival" is a song by the English alternative rock band Muse. The track is the first single from the band's sixth studio album, The 2nd Law. It was announced on 27 June that "Survival" would serve as the official song for the London 2012 Olympics and was released following its premiere on BBC Radio 1.

  12. Spinnin' for 2012

    Spinnin' for 2012 (2011)


    "Spinnin' for 2012" is a song by British soul singer-songwriter Dionne Bromfield and recording artist Tinchy Stryder. It was released on 23 September 2011 to Amazon and iTunes as a digital download in the United Kingdom. It is the Official Olympic Torch Song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The song appears on Bromfield's album Good for the Soul, and is scheduled to appear on Stryder's fourth studio album, Full Tank.

  13. Yume ga Chikara

    Yume ga Chikara (2004)


    "Yume ga Chikara" (夢がチカラ Dreams Are Strength) is Kokia's 12th single, released on June 23, 2004. It was the lead single from Kokia's fourth studio album Uta ga Chikara, and was used as the official cheering song for the Japan team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

  14. Anywhere In The World

    Anywhere In The World (2012)


    "Anywhere in the World" is a collaborative single by English DJ, guitarist, music producer, artist Mark Ronson and English singer-songwriter Katy B. It was recorded as part of Coca-Cola's Move to the Beat promotional campaign for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The single was released as a digital download on 30 March 2012 in Belgium and it was released in the UK on 13 May 2012.

  15. Moment



    "Moment" is a song by Japanese band SMAP. Released as a single on August 1, 2012, the song was used as the theme song for the TBS Television broadcast of the 2012 Summer Olympics, for which SMAP member Masahiro Nakai was the main sportscaster. It was written by the band Sakanaction's vocalist and songwriter Ichiro Yamaguchi, while the single's B-side "Te o Tsunagō" was written by producer Kenichi Maeyamada. The single was commercially successful, reaching number one on Oricon's singles chart, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.

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