The Top 29 British Musical Acts That Got Snubbed During The 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

by (@unclegrambo)

The 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicked off with an opening ceremony conceived by the Academy Award winning British film director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire,
Trainspotting, 28 Days Later). One of the sections of tonight’s broadcast bore the unusual name Frankie And June Say Thanks Tim, a love story that contained what NBC’s Matt Lauer described as “a tribute to the best British musical acts of the last 40 years.” Well, although Boyle and his musical supervisors managed to include a decent selection of bands that could be considered canon-worthy, we’d like to call your attention to this (quite undefinitive!) list of 29 highly respected bands that got royally snubbed (in alpha order*):

Adele
Black Sabbath
Coldplay
Culture Club
The Cure
Def Leppard
Depeche Mode
Dire Straits
Duran Duran
Elton John (!!!)

Elvis Costello
Genesis / Phil Collins / Peter Gabriel
George Michael
Iron Maiden
Oasis
Pink Floyd
The Police
Pulp
Radiohead
Rod Stewart
The Smiths / Morrissey
Spice Girls
T. Rex
U2
Van Morrison
The Verve

Who do you think got snubbed? In case you missed it, here’s a complete list of all the acts that Danny Boyle showed love to (which we also have for you in the form of a Spotify playlist):

Rizzle Kicks, “When I Was A Youngster” / The Jam, “Going Underground” / Eric Clapton, “Wonderful Tonight” / The Who, “My Generation” / Rolling Stones, “Satisfaction” / Millie Small, “My Boy Lollipop” / The Kinks, “All Day And All Of The Night” / The Beatles, “She Loves You” / Mud, “Tiger Feet” / Led Zeppelin, “Trampled Under Foot” / The Specials, “A Message To You Rudy” / David Bowie, “Starman” / Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody” / New Order, “Blue Monday” / Frankie Goes To Hollywood, “Relax” / Soul II Soul, “Back To Life” / Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams” / Prodigy, “Firestarter” / Underworld, “Born Slippy (NUXX)” / “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (traditional) / Blur, “Song 2″ / Dizzee Rascal, “Bonkers” / Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse, “Valerie” / Muse, “Uprising” / Tinie Tempah, “Pass Out” / Emeli Sandé, “Heaven”

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