What Is The BBC Olympics Theme Music?

August 01, 2012 3:49 PM

Mercury Prize-winning British band Elbow have written the theme song which will be used across all of the BBC's London 2012 Olympics coverage.

BBC Olympic Coverage

The epic anthem, entitled 'First Steps' was performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the NovaVox gospel choir.  On screen the song features alongside an animated opening sequence showing the landscape of UK as a huge sports arena inside the Olympic Stadium.

» You can download 'First Steps' right now from Amazon

Take a look at the BBC's short film about the creation of the Olympic theme tune by Elbow below.

BBC Olympics Opening Sequence

BBC Olympics Opening Sequence

BBC Olympics Opening Sequence

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