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Take a Look at Danny Boyle’s Very British Playlist for the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

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Take a Look at Danny Boyle’s Very British Playlist for the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony

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London is slated to spend about 27 million pounds (about 42 million dollars) on the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the fashion show part of the broadcast where we get to watch all of the olympians strut in front of the cameras in matching outfits. Just like any runway needs a soundtrack, Danny Boyle‘s compiled an 86-track list of songs to play during the opening ceremony, and surprise!, it’s almost exclusively British (John Philip Sousa’s “Liberty Bell” makes the cut, but that’s also the Monty Python theme). Olympic officials won’t confirm or deny that it’s the official list, but that’s probably a pretty good sign that this is what’s going to be mixed together by British duo Underworld for the ceremony. Predictably the Beatles are on the list, as well as David Bowie, The Who, the Rolling Stones, and Adele. Perhaps surprisingly there’s also the theme songs for Doctor Who, Eastenders, “God Save the Queen,” by the Sex Pistols  and “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton (Clapton sure, but “Wonderful Tonight”?). I’d like to suggest to Boyle that if he’s looking to get even more current than Adele, he should add “Call My Name” by Cheryl Cole. That song is massive. Head to the Telegraph in order to see all 86 songs on the list.