Here is a Youtube playlist of ten of my favourite pieces that were performed at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony.
- "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" - composed by GF Handel, performed here by Belgium's Mechels Chamber Orchestra;
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen, the official 1975 music video;
- "Jerusalem" - words by William Blake, music by Sir Hubert Parry, here performed live by Billy Bragg;
- "All Day And All Of The Night" - The Kinks, a live TV performance enhanced in post-production by Lego artistes;
- "Going Underground" - The Jam, a live performance from 1982
- "The Black and White Rag" - also known to many as the Pot Black theme, a montage of performances by Winifred Atwell'
- "My Boy Lollipop" - Millie Small circa 1964 on Finnish Television;
- "Back To Life" - Soul II Soul, the official 1989 music video;
- "Creep" - Radiohead, the official 1992 music video; and
- "Eclipse" - Pink Floyd, from "Pulse", the 1994 live concert film.
Thirty-seven minutes (plus ads):