The 2012 Olympics kicked off in London, and they couldn't have crammed more snippets of U.K. hits into their musical montage if they had tried.
Wondering which alt-rock riff they crammed between Blur and Muse, or which bygone hit of 1967 they played between Mud and David Bowie? Have no fear! YouTube user tisyupaperpoet helpfully compiled a playlist of the songs played during the opening ceremony.
Listen to the songs in full in this four-part playlist:
This message flashed across the screen for the briefest of instants before Comedy Central's Olympics-themed promo ad in the U.K. Apparently some Brits aren't fond of Muse's theme song for the Olympics.
Of the star-studded performances at last night's Olympics closing ceremony, one of the most understated was Ed Sheeran's cover of "Wish You Were Here," by Pink Floyd. Unfortunately, the song selection might have been too obscure for some: more than a few of Ed Sheeran's fans thought he was playing a new song, and freaked out accordingly. Oh well, not everyone's dads can teach them about the '70s.
"Okay, okay, we'll think of someone different. How about that one Beatle with blonde hair and glasses? No? Maybe Robert Palmer. Him too? Well, why not Amy Winehouse? The kids are mad about ... ARE YOU SERIOUS? When?"