I made an effort to watch the Olympics this year. Tine is more of an Olympic fanatic – if only for the men moving fast in tight pants.
During the night (the parts that I caught) I noticed more techno was being played for the opening. Christine said that she thought she heard a tune that sounded like one I had just recently been playing in the car. The only CD I have in the Subaru is “The Future Sound of London – Dead Cities.” She is almost certain that “We Have Explosive” was played during the parade of nations. If that was the case – what an ‘interesting’ song choice. “… and now the team from Iraq makes it’s way into the stadium – WE HAVE – WE HAVE – WE HAVE EXPLOSIVE!” Christine said that they didn’t play any of the words. Thank goodness.
During one of the NBC Olympic Preview spots (where they highlight an athlete and his or her past performances) I heard a track from “Apollo Four Forty – Dude Descending A Staircase” I think it was “Electronic Civil Disobedience.” What’s great is I heard a lot more then just the ‘token techno sports songs’ in these spots.
I learned today that DJ Tiesto was spinning the mix at the opening ceremony! Also, Bjork sang in one of the only vocal spots during the opening. It took me a while, but I was able to get a hold of the Tiesto Olympic set list. Thanks to the kids over at tranceaddict.com
Today while watching swimming I heard “Darude – Sandstorm.” This overplayed tune is in my ‘token techno sports songs’ category, but it’s still techno.
01. Tiesto – Heroes
02. Tiesto – Dallas 4PM (Tiesto 2004 Mix)
03. Tiesto – Slice
04. Tiesto – Traffic
06. Tiesto – Alibinoni
08. Tiesto – Lethal Industry
09. Tiesto – Theme From Norefjell (Tiesto 2004 Mix)
10. Tiesto vs. Junkie XL – Obsession
11. Tiesto – Love comes again (instrumental version)
12. Tiesto vs. Josh Gabriel ft. Kirsty Hawkshaw – Walking On Clouds (Instrumental Mix)
13. Tiesto – Nyana
14. Tiesto – Flight 643
15. Tiesto – In My Memory (Airwave remix remix)
16. Tiesto – Forever Today
17. Tiesto – Barbers Adagio For Strings (Tiesto Remake)