The Arctic Monkeys not only performed their debut single “I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor” but they also covered The Beatles’ “Come Together” during the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, with Queen Elizabeth II and Paul McCartney present. Watch the video below.
Emeli Sande (get familiar with her in this month’s issue of Variance) also performed “Abide With Me,” a hymn that was Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite and was played by the band on the Titanic when it sank. Her track “Heaven” was also featured during an earlier part of the spectacle.
Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble made a surprise appearance, singing “Caliban’s Dream”—a song written especially for the ceremony by Underworld’s Rick Smith—as various athletes carried the Olympic Flame around the stadium.
Paul McCartney closed the four hour long event with a version of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude.”
The Isles of Wonder soundtrack, featuring music of this year’s opening ceremony by Arctic Monkeys, Sande, U2, The Chemical Brothers and others, has now been made available on iTunes.