BLOG: 13 losing songs for the Beijing Olympics

Mudhoney after the triathlon
Mudhoney after the triathlon

US phone giant AT&T has released an Olympic Games soundtrack - a bunch of songs with inspiring names like Champion, Perfect and Warrior. We're sure Team USA have been playing it to death in Beijing, especially Sheryl Crow's So Glad We Made It.

Screw that.

We've come up with the 'alternative' selection. The tunes you really shouldn't be listening to while training for, during or after any sporting event. A surprising number of unfortunate-sounding Beatles songs came up - I'm A Loser, If I Fell, I'm Down - but we settled for the one about the large flippered marine mammal. Feel free to add your suggestions below.

The losing soundtrack

1. Beck - Loser
The clue is in the title

2. Green Day - Nice Guys Finish Last
An excuse, if you need one, to be an asshole

3. AC/DC - Breaking The Rules
Who's up for poisoning the Lucozade?

4. Razorlight - Stumble And Fall
This one's for the 400m hurdler

5. Badly Drawn Boy - Pissing In The Wind
Because that's what every other sprinter will be doing until Usain Bolt retires

6. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
It's a marathon, not a sprint. A walrus would lose both

7. Reverend And The Makers - Heavyweight Champion Of The World
You could have been a contender, but you're not

8. Elvis Costello - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
For all those dismounting gymnasts out there…

9. Mudhoney- You Got It (Keep It Outta My Face)
"Oh, what's that? Do I want to see your gold medal? I'd rather poke myself in the eye"

10. Kasabian - Shoot The Runner

11. My Chemical Romance - Drowning Lessons
Even harsher

12. Queens Of The Stone Age - Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol… ste, ste, ste, ste, ste, steroids"

13. British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage
Slipping over in front of a worldwide television audience - the perfect way to finish last

UPDATE: As previously speculated, it turns out Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis will definitely be performing together at Beijing's closing ceremony this weekend. The duo will perform Whole Lotta Love. It's a shame they're not doing Led Zep's Trampled Under Foot - for the equestrian team, of course.


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