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My Thoughts on the Olympic Closing Ceremony

And the London 2012 Olympics juddered to a close and here are my thoughts on the closing ceremony. Hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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Here’s the setlist clipped from a website:

Emeli Sande — “Read All About It (Part III)”
Urban Voices Collective — “Because” (The Beatles Cover)
Julian Lloyd Webber feat. London Symphony Orchestra — ‘Salut D’Amour’ (Edward Elgar Cover)
London Symphony Orchestra — “God Save The Queen”
Madness feat. Hackney Colliery Band — “Our House”
The Massed Bands of the Household Division — “Parklife” (Blur Cover)
Pet Shop Boys — “West End Girls”
One Direction — “What Makes You Beautiful”
The Beatles — “A Day in the Life”
Ray Davies — “Waterloo Sunset” (The Kinks Cover)
Emeli Sande — “Read All About It (Part III)” [Reprise]
London Symphony Orchestra — “Parade of Nations/Athletes” (David Arnold Cover)
Elbow feat. Urban Voices Collective & London Symphony Orchestra — “Open Arms”
Elbow feat. Urban Voices Collective & London Symphony Orchestra — “One Day Like This”
Madness feat. Hackney Colliery Band — “Our House” [Reprise]
The Massed Bands of the Household Division — “Parklife” (Blur Cover) [Reprise]
Pet Shop Boys — “West End Girls” [Reprise]
One Direction — “What Makes You Beautiful” [Reprise]
Kate Bush — “Running Up That Hill” [A Deal with God Remix]
London Symphony Orchestra — “Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty”
The Beatles — “Here Comes The Sun”
Queen — “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Liverpool Philarmonic Youth Choir feat. Liverpool Signing Choir — “Imagine” (John Lennon Cover)
George Michael — “Freedom ’90”
George Michael — “White Light”
Kaiser Chiefs — “Pinball Wizard” (The Who Cover)
David Bowie — “Space Oddity”
David Bowie — “Changes”
David Bowie — “Ziggy Stardust”
David Bowie — “Jean Genie”
David Bowie — “Rebel Rebel”
David Bowie — “Diamond Dogs”
David Bowie — “Young Americans”
David Bowie — “Let’s Dance”
David Bowie — “Fashion”
Annie Lennox — “Little Bird”
Ed Sheeran feat. Nick Mason, Mike Rutherford & Richard Jones — “Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd Cover)
Russell Brand feat. Bond — “Pure Imagination” (Gene Wilder Cover)
Russell Brand feat. Bond — “I Am The Walrus” (The Beatles Cover)
Fatboy Slim — “Right Here, Right Now”
Fatboy Slim — “The Rockefeller Skank”
Jessie J — “Price Tag”
Tinie Tempah — “Written In The Stars”
Taio Cruz — “Dynamite”
Jessie J, Tinie Tempah & Taio Cruz — “You Should Be Dancing” (Bee Gees Cover)
Spice Girls — “Wannabe”
Spice Girls — “Spice Up Your Life”
Beady Eye feat. Liam Gallagher — “Wonderwall” (Oasis Cover)
Electric Light Orchestra — “Mr Blue Sky”
Eric Idle — “Always Look On The Bright Side of Life”
Muse — “Survival”
Brian May & Roger Taylor — “Brighton Rock” (Queen Cover)
Brian May & Roger Taylor feat. Jessie J — “We Will Rock You” (Queen Cover)
London Philarmonic Orchestra — “Hymn to Liberty”
London Welsh Male Voice Choir and London Welsh Rugby Club Choir — “Olympic Hymn”
Take That – Rule The World
The Who — “Baba O’Riley”
The Who — “See Me, Feel Me”
The Who — “Listening to You”
The Who — “My Generation”

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London 2012 Olympic Commentary – Day 14

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London 2012 Olympics Commentary – Day 13

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London Olympics 2012 Commentary – Day 12

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London 2012 Olympic Commentary – Day 11

Another day and another pile of medals for Team GB. Well done, you!