Introducing “Survival,” the official Olympic song, which will be played during all medal ceremonies at the Summer Games as well as every time athletes enter the stadium. Now the official video for the song, by British rock band Muse, has been released. It includes a montage of Olympians in the heat of competition throughout the ages, with many shouting in victory. The band does not appear in the video at all, choosing instead to showcase the athletes. “Survival” is just the first of five songs the London Olympics officially commissioned; the others will come throughout the next few weeks, in time for the opening ceremonies only 21 days away. The other four official songs are by Elton John with Australian dance music duo Pnau; alternative dance band Delphic; electronic musicians the Chemical Brothers, and London rapper Dizzee Rascal.
| July 6, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.