I’ve been addicted to the London games. They kept playing “Chariots of Fire” during the medal ceremonies so I started thinking about cool or tongue-in-cheek songs that should play at various events.   I’d  be curious if they’ve been playing Queen’s “We are the Champions” or “We Will Rock” at all the events as much as they overplay them in the U.S.  Here’s my suggested songs by British artists (or bands that have at least 1 Brit member) that should play during medal ceremonies.  What would you add? Comment here or on my facebook page.

  1. Gymnastics – I’ll Tumble For Ya by Culture Club
  2. Equestrian – Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones
  3. Weightlifting – Pump it Up by Elvis Costello
  4. Diving – High and Dry by Radiohead
  5. Volleyball – The Reflex by Duran Duran
  6. Sailing –Sailing by Rod Stewart
  7. Archery – Poison Arrow by ABC
  8. Triple jump – Jumpin Jack Flash by the Rolling Stones
  9. Swimming – Madman Across the Water by Elton John
  10. Marathon – Chasing Pavements by Adele
  11. Shooting – Happiness is a Warm Gun by The Beatles
  12. BMX Biking – Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
  13. Tennis – Here Comes the Rain Again by The Eurythmics
  14. Javelin – In the Air by Phil Collins
  15. Hammer Throw – Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel
  16. Wrestling – Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  17. Cycling – Don’t Pass Me By by The Beatles
  18. Synchronized Diving – Perfect Symmetry by Keane
  19. Rhythmic Gymnastics – Let’s Dance by David Bowie
  20. Long Distance Running – I Ran by A Flock of Seagulls
  21. Sprints Running – Speed of Sound by Coldplay
  22. Water Polo – Supermassive Black Hole by Muse
  23. Discus – You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive
  24. High Jump – Head over Heels by Tears for Fears
  25. Trampoline – Walking on the Moon by The Police
  26. *I’d want pinball to be an Olympic event just so I could play “Pinball Wizard” by the Who.