The 2012 Olympics kick off today and the world is watching as the planet’s top athletes converge on London for the Games. To get us in the Olympic spirit, I took to Twitter and Facebook to get your recommendations for the Ultimate Olympics Playlist, and have assembled them here. Click the links to find more videos, images, articles and music from all of these artists at MyMusic.com.
Song: My Body
Artist: Young The Giant
Recommended by: @smudgedlens
This is the first single from California rockers Young The Giant’s self-titled debut album and if it doesn’t get you pumped up for competition, nothing will!
Song: Right Now
Artist: Van Halen
Recommended by: @eiffel07
In the category of rock anthems, this is pretty much the ultimate song. Feel motivated, feel strong, make it happen, right now!
Song: The Distance
Recommended by: @amyboughner
It takes tremendous drive, determination and heart to compete and win an Olympic medal. Listen to this track if you want to feel like you’re running the race alongside the athletes.
Song: Winner Takes All
Artist: Quiet Riot
Recommended by: Jason on Facebook
For all of the athletes who will grace the medal podium in the next few weeks, here’s a classic anthem from 80s rockers Quiet Riot.
Song: Singin’ in the Rain
Artist: Gene Kelly
Recommended by: Mark on Facebook
Well, it IS London! A quick look at the extended forecast shows that 10 of the next 14 days call for rain. So chances are, Olympians will, at some point, be running, jumping, and celebrating in the rain.
Song: Eye of the Tiger
Recommended by: Brian on Facebook
Though it was actually the theme song for “Rocky III”, Eye of the Tiger is pretty much the first song most people think of when they think of the Olympic Games. Welcome to your new three week long earworm.
Song: We Are The Champions
Recommended by: Rob on Facebook
Hit the play button and turn the volume up to 11. Then, run around your house or office with your arms in the air and your fists clenched. For a more authentic effect, do it in slow motion. This one’s for all the Olympic champions – athletes and armchair athletes alike.