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Background music for the opening Olympics ceremony revealed?

The Prodigy, Radiohead and Underworld are all set to feature in the Olympics 2012 opening ceremony, according to The Sun, which got its hands on an apparent playlist earlier this week. If the leaked tracklist is confirmed as genuine, the opening ceremony, organised by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, will feature music from the above bands, as well as Iggy Pop, Primal Scream, Blur and Pulp. Classical pieces for the concert include The Eton Boating Song, Land of Hope and Glory and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Commenting on the apparent list, Gordon Smart, Showbiz Editor for The Sun, wrote:

“Olympic officials won’t confirm that a leaked 86-track playlist will be the musical accompaniment to the Olympic Games opening ceremony — but it smacks of the genius of Danny Boyle and it’s the absolute essence of British music.

“It makes sense that an eclectic mix would be the hallmark of Boyle’s opening ceremony and the set he is planning will include a Glastonbury-style “mosh pit.”

Here at Soundnet, we can only speculate on the different pieces of music to have made it into Boyle’s opening ceremony. Indeed, there are a number of popular tracks from our digital jukeboxes that surely deserve a place in the £27 million ceremony.

Still, while the grand opening of the Olympics is still some weeks ago, Soundnet digital jukebox customers can get into the spirit of things with our fantastic Summer of Sport competition, an innovative contest which sees venues and their customers compete to win a range of fantastic prizes, including an Apple iPad. The competition, which you can read more about here, offers players the opportunity to enter in to win an iPad by locating ‘secret’ sports songs across our digital jukeboxes.

Let the summer of sport begin.

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