Tracks of my cheers!
Jump by Van Halen most popular sporting song
The countdown is on. In just under 24 hours, 60,000 spectators will be enjoying Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in East London and millions will be tuning in around the globe to enjoy the most spectacular world stage of human endeavour.
From Bradley Wiggins to Victoria Pendleton and Tom Daley, each British athlete has a tune which can pump them up for the ultimate challenge and spur them to victory.
PRS for Music, the organisation which collects royalties on behalf of 90,000 songwriters and performers, polled its members for their Top Twenty Tracks of My Cheers. The results are the perfect soundtrack to get you pumped and ready for a thrilling and competitive few weeks…
Most Sporting Songs Chart
- Jump – Van Halen
- Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
- Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson
- Gold – Spandau Ballet
- Thriller – Michael Jackson
- Wake Me Up! – Wham!
- The Winner Takes It All – Abba
- Silver Machine – Hawkwind
- We Are the Champions – Queen
- Shine – Take That
- Tracks of My Tears – Smokey Robinson
- The Long & Winding Road – The Beatles
- Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
- Simply the Best – Tina Turner
- Jump Around – House of Pain
- Gonna Fly Now – From Rocky
- Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
- Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
- Chariots of Fire (Theme)
- We Will Rock You – Queen
Commenting on the results, Guy Fletcher, chairman of PRS said: “We are so excited about the Olympic Games and music plays such a classic role for both the spectator and participant. As a Brit I would have to vote for Spandau Ballet’s ‘Gold’ being a personal favourite. We have such a strong team of athletes this year too - I think we might get a few of those, fingers crossed.”
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PRS for Music represents the rights of 90,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a not-for-profit organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced; championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth £3.8bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £630.8m in 2011 PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With 150 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music’s network represents over 2 million music creators.