Can you believe the Olympics are finally here? You might not have noticed the pre-coverage going on EVERY SINGLE DAY for the last several months….if you don’t own a TV, computer or radio that is. But, if you didn’t then you wouldn’t be reading this now would you!
I have come up with a musical tribute of sorts to pay homage to the London Olympics starting this evening. This was meant as a light-hearted musical tribute with a touch of humor and cynicism thrown in for good measure.
So without hesitation here is the list….LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
TO THE WINNERS
Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
Rapture – Blondie
Victory is Won – Santana
Shinning Star – Earth Wind & Fire
Nobody Does it Better – Carly Simon
TO THE LOSERS
Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles
Last Child – Aerosmith
Last In Line – Ronnie James Dio
The Party’s Over – Willie Nelson
Dammit – Blink 182
WHAT OLYMPIC OFFICIALS WANT TO HEAR
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
Mr. Blue Sky – E.L.O.
Anything by K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Sunny & 70 – Slayen & Fox Guitar Duo (Pardon the shameless plug!)
WHAT OLYMPIC OFFICIALS DON’T WANT TO HEAR
The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head - B.J. Thomas
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan
Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival
One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix
IF MICHAEL PHELPS BREAKS THE ALL-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL RECORD
Fast as a Shark – Accept
Iron Man –Black Sabbath
Big Shot – Billy Joel
Bad to the Bone – George Thorogood
One – Metallica
TO THE MARATHON RUNNERS
Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd
Long Distance Runaround – Yes
Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty
Running Wild – Judas Priest
The Long Run – The Eagles
REGARDING THE CHINESE ‘WOMAN’ ATHLETES (Yes I know this isn’t nice but kind of funny)
Three Times a Lady – The Commodores
Dude Looks Like a Lady – Aerosmith
Inject the Venom – AC/DC
(reference to steroids etc-which unfortunately may apply to many athletes in the games)
Lola –The Kinks
GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE
Heart of Gold – Neil Young
Golden Lady – Stevie Wonder
Silver & Gold – U2
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles
Honestly I could not think of one song with bronze in the title…but does any one really care besides the athlete’s families?
FOR EVENTS WITH CLOSE CALLS
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Skin O My Teeth – Megadeth
Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin
Ain’t That a Shame – Cheap Trick
Nothing I Can Do About it Now – Willie Nelson
Well there it is a musical tribute to the upcoming Olympics. Out of full disclosure, every song here is in my ITunes library. For those of you looking for new music I strongly recommend you give a listen to any and all songs listed!
Also, this post was inspired by a fellow blogger’s. He is always a great read…be sure to check him out Every Record Tells a Story.
Here is to a safe and exciting Olympics in the true spirit of sport!!