Trends & Choices

The music played during the Olympics is always a point of conversation after the games end and of course the tunes played at beach volleyball venues is a hot topic. Some people hate it, others love it, but regardless of how you feel about it, music has become a permanent part of the sport and it looks like a party you want to be invited to. Here is the question I have been getting asked the most since the Summer Olympic Games: ‘Why did they play the “Ole” sound effect every 10 seconds and what song is that from?’ I have no answer to the first part of this question. However, the effect was clipped from a song aptly titled “Ole” by John Revox. As for the rest of the music played, it seemed to be mostly made up of songs from the electronic dance scene that is huge all over the world right now, and of course your sport standards like “Rock and Roll Part Two” by Gary Glitter and “Song 2” by Blur. If you’re not hooked on electronic dance music yet, you’ve definitely been exposed to it and below is a list of tracks you have, or will become, familiar with.

Skrillex feat. Sirah
“Bangarang”

Bingo Players
“Cry (Just a Little)”

Calvin Harris
“Feel So Close”

Swedish House Mafia
“Greyhound”

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay
“In My Mind (Axwell Mix)”

Avicii
“Levels”

Nero
“Promises”

Zedd & Matthew Koma
“Spectrum”

Martin Solveig
“The Night Out (A-Trak remix)”

David Guetta feat. Sia
“Titanium”

Originally published in November 2012

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