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The 2012 Summer Olympics are less than a month away, and the committee behind them has decided to get us all pumped up for the big event by releasing the music video for "Survival," the official theme song for the Games, performed by British rockers Muse. If you aren't already excited for the Olympics, you will be once you've watched the video below.
The video traces the Olympic competitions back almost a hundred years, and then combines an array of footage from previous performances into one heart-pounding 3-minute-40-second video. Who needs reality television when you can watch all the Olympic drama unfold from July 27 to August 12?
Back in June, Muse announced that frontman Matt Bellamy had written "Survival" with the Olympics in mind, and that the song had been selected as the Games' official theme song. It will be broadcast throughout the Olympics, including during the introduction to medal ceremonies and athletes' entrances into stadiums.
"Matt wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It's about total conviction and pure determination to win," Muse wrote on their official website. "We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe."
Also recording songs for the big celebration are Elton John vs. Pnau, Delphic, Chemical Brothers and Dizzee Rascal. Their tracks will be released between the dates of July 16 and Aug. 6.
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