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Muse Write Official Song For the Olympics

  27 June 2012


We are very excited to announce that a Muse song, Survival, has been selected by the London Olympic committee to be the main official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win. 

The song will be played throughout the Games including when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead up to the medal ceremony and also as the theme for all international TV coverage. The worldwide radio exclusive will be tonight on BBC Radio 1 around 19:30 and will be available to buy on iTunes and in the store immediately afterwards. 

We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.



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    I included the lyrics to Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” in the scene where all the psych patients have music therapy.

    996 days ago

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    bravo matt
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    2128 days ago

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    This piece of music is the BEST ever!! <3<3<3<3 i love Bellamy`s falsett :D

    2226 days ago

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    From "Assuming you haven't been living under a rock for the past week or so, this is probably old news to you. Muse have confirmed they will be performing at tomorrow night's Olympic closing ceremony, joined by acts including The Who, Ed Sheeran and George Michael. Tune into the live broadcast on BBC 1 or BBC 1 HD from 9PM BST. The ceremony is expected to last a stonking 3 hours, so we'll keep you posted here as soon as we have any updates."

    2228 days ago

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    @smallt15 I read it on italian web pages. Just type "muse closing ceremony" on google and you will find plenty of news. I don't know where you live, the ceremony will start at 9 pm London time

    2228 days ago

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    What time???? and where did you read it????

    2229 days ago

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    Tomorow will be awesome! The stadium will be rocked by Muse !!! I can´t wait .... o.0

    2229 days ago

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    Just read that they WILL play for sure at tomorow's closing ceremony...can't wait!!!

    2229 days ago

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    It was played before the boxing quarter finals on Wednesday night - over a video of numerous sporting events at the Games. Not heard it before or since though so maybe it's played in the warm up?

    2229 days ago

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    I have not heard the song once either!!!!!!

    2229 days ago

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    finally listened on TV yesterday ^^

    2230 days ago

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    I have to say the song is a bit MUSE by numbers and not on my list of favorite songs. It is also not showcased on the Olympic BBC coverage because the beeb have chosen to feature their own choice by Elbow which is a much better effort to capture the spirit of the games, and just a better song. Life long muse fan however I refuse to blow smoke up their backsides when they have quite clearly been outdone.

    2233 days ago

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    I had listened that song and I LOVE it!!! =)

    2237 days ago

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    Maybe its going to be kept for the main stadium where people are mainly 'racing'? I hope so. I was watching the men's team gymnastics yesterday on the telly and they definitely used Chariots of Fire for the medal ceremony!!

    2240 days ago

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    @MUSEYAH That's good to know that someone has heard it being played. I've watched so much coverage of numerous events and not heard it once.

    2241 days ago

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