Olympics opening ceremony soundtrack album becomes international hit

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Some people loved Danny Boyle’s delirious Olympics opening ceremony (Music Mix among them!), while others were not so hot on it. But regardless of your opinion on bed-jumping children, odds are you liked the event’s soundtrack, which has been topping digital charts worldwide.

With a ceremony so loaded with highlights from Britain’s many musical exports, it’s no wonder that the 36-song, two-disc collection Isles of Wonder is burning up iTunes charts in places like the U.K., of course, as well as Belgium, France, and Spain. As for these United States, the album — which features English stars like David Bowie, Dizzee Rascal, and Arctic Monkeys — reached No. 5 on iTunes.

The physical version of Isles of Wonder will be available via Decca Records on Aug. 6. Take a look at the track listing below:

Disc 1:

01. Frank Turner | “I Still Believe”
02. Four Nations Choirs | “Jerusalem” / “Flower of Scotland” / “Danny Boy” / “Bread of
Heaven” Medley
03. LSO On Track Orchestra & François-Xavier Roth | “Nimrod”
04. Underworld feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Pandemonium Drummers | “And
I Will Kiss”
05. Mike Oldfield | “Tubular Bells / In Dulci Jubilo”
06. LSO | “Chariots of Fire”
07. Blanck Mass & LSO | “Sundowner”
08. Dizzee Rascal | “Bonkers” (Radio Version)
09. A.R. Rahman featuring Jaspreet Jasz | “Nimma Nimma”
10. Emeli Sandé | “Heaven”
11. Emeli Sandé | “Abide With Me”
12. Arctic Monkeys | “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor”
13. Arctic Monkeys | “Come Together”
14. Underworld with Dockhead Choir, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Only Men
Aloud, Elizabeth Roberts, Esme Smith & Alex Trimble | “Caliban’s Dream”

Disc 2:

01. Chemical Brothers | “Galvanize”
02. High Contrast | “Moon Watcher”
03. Underworld | “Always Loved A Film”
04. Underworld | “Dark & Long (Dark Train)” (RMX)
05. Pet Shop Boys | “West End Girls”
06. Underworld | “Minneapolis” (High Contrast RMX)
07. High Contrast | “Reach”
08. High Contrast | Ghost Dance”
09. Underworld | “Confusion – The Waitress” (Darren Price and High Contrast RMX)
10. Wretch 32 feat. L | “Traktor”
11. F— Buttons | “Olympians” (High Contrast RMX)
12. High Contrast | “Can’t Stop This Fire”
13. Underworld | “Moon In Water” (Instrumental RMX)
14. Underworld | “Crocodile” (High Contrast Remix)
15. U2 | “Where the Streets Have No Name” (High Contrast RMX)
16. High Contrast | “For Years”
17. Underworld | “Dirty Epic” (Darren Price and High Contrast RMX)
18. High Contrast | “The Long Way Home”
19. Underworld | “Dark and Long” (Darren Price and High Contrast RMX)
20. Underworld | “Rez” (High Contrast RMX)
21. David Bowie | “Heroes”
22. Chemical Brothers | “Galvanize”

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