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Unsuitable songs


interzone55

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Anyone else think that the constant use of Clash's London Calling at Olympic events is a little unsuitable?

Lyrics like "London calling to the faraway towns / Now that war is declared-and battle come down" are not really true to the Olympic spirit.

It's similar to the use of Band of Gold and I Will Survive at wedding receptions, the lyrics of neither bode well for marital bliss...

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Aitchbee

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Last night they could've snuck in Peter Gabriel's 'Jeux Sans Frontiers'...wars without tears...It's a Knock-Out!

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Aitchbee

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This song is one that fits the bill:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bombKeYazik

...it's got a catchy wee tune, though.

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Kevscar1

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This should be played at the medal presentations.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaEC-lWSlmI

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Belatucadrus

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Last nights festivities also featured a snatch from Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Darks hit "Enola Gay", named after the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Wonder what the Japanese team thought of that one.

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interzone55

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Belatucadrus

That was another one I noticed, and forgot to mention it.

I do wish Danny Boyle had the guts to play the Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen rather than Pretty Vacant - although an instrumental section of it was included in the opening sequence

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Chegs ®™

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Sex Pistols' God Save The Queen

I'm sure I heard more than an instrumental version sometime during the ceremony as I started singing along...

God save the Queen

A fascist regime

and then something else was played.I was laughing for several minutes after hearing the Sex Pistols that I missed whatever came next.

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