London 2012 Official Song, Good or Bad, You Decide

  28 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | July 07th, 2012 | Featured, Lifestyle, London 2012 Olympics

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  1. Mike Lewis says:
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    Ouch

  2. anotherswimfan says:
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    The video compelation is very good. Don’t like the song itself much though.

  3. DDias says:
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    As i told Braden: At least, is not We Are The Champions!

    anotherswimfan,
    I agree.Nice shots.

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    I didn’t like it at first, but the Freddy Mercury sound is growing on me…

  5. Kirt says:
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    I didn’t know Phelps had that kind of vocal range.

  6. completelyconquered says:
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    Good song. I’ve heard better by Muse, but this will work.

  7. WHOKNOWS says:
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    YUCK!!!

  8. junker23 says:
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    HORRIBLE.

    It’s literally taking all of the worst parts of Muse, cranking it to 11! and combining it all into one song. That riff at the end almost saves it, but too little too late.

    I went through a biiiig Muse phase a couple years ago, and I still like most of their stuff, but this is just painful.

  9. Chest Rockwell says:
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    Apparently there are several sports contested at the Olympics I’ve never seen before.

  10. aswimfan says:
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    I’m so pumped up about this olympics already!

  11. Swim Ma says:
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    YUCK!Too artsy….the creator obviously doesn’t really understand sports or have much interest in them, just wanted to take music they liked and add good pictures and interesting editing to create something.Too long as well.Doesn’t have that “Feel Good Olympic moment”
    thrill….Hope the rest are better..But if you watched the opening ceremonies in Beijing where they had a taste of the Olympics in London…it was awkward.Remember the Double Decker bus and the RED Phone booth that also showed up at Olympic Trails and the psychodelic 1960’s styles and haircuts?It was so different from the Chinese Interpretation of opening Ceremonies that it was awkward.Will be interesting to see what this one will be like….Can’t wait

    • aswimfan says:
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      Relax. I’m sure LOCOG will be doing great.

      Remember about that awkward un-sophisticated boxing kangaroos during Atlanta closing ceremony?
      Sydney turned out to be really great.

      I have trust in Danny Boyle to create one of the greatest opening ceremonies of all time.

      • Lisa says:
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        I agree, even reading about NHS nurses and a giant bell I have faith in Danny Boyle. I get where Muse was trying to go here….just not my cuppa tea. Boyle’s leaked set list for the opening ceremony is fantastic, though!

    • Jennifer says:
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      I agree it doesn’t have that “Feel Good Olympic moment.” It sounds like an off-Broadway (or West End) musical number.

  12. Sherri says:
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    I love MUSE and didn’t like the song when I first heard it on the radio. But together with the video it is stunning! LOVE it!!!

  13. drdov says:
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    I like any montage with Phelpsy in it
    Yeah i’m a fan….you got a problem with that….you wanna fight about it

  14. rjcid says:
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    Man, this got me all teary eyed! I have been to 2 Olympics, Athens and Beijing. First time, Athens, I ended up having to sleep on the streets and the trains at night because I spent all my money on tickets for sports, swimming water polo and trampoline. I was there2 nights 3 days and in China 7 days – volleyball, and 5 swimming sessions.

    I love, absolutely LOVE the Olympics! This video was great, made me kinda sad that I couldn’t go to London (looking at about a 5-7K trip, the least).

    One thing I am sure will get annoying is the coverage from NBC on Swimming. Phelps vs Lochte, Franklin vs Schmidt. NBC wants ratings and they will milk the superstars for views, but I wish there were a “behind the scenes” type of broadcast oline, where they interview 2nd, 3rd, maybe the parents of the winners too…Its not the swimming that interested me, its the passion and heart that went into 1. making the team and 2. giving it your absolute ALL. The spirit of the Olympics cannot be matched.

    Super excited, just thought Id share.

  15. don says:
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    It’s like the Sutton video, just turn off the sound and enjoy the visuals.

  16. Barb says:
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    Great video but sounds like a bad attempt at mixing Queen and an 80s hair band to me.

  17. baxter says:
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    not sure which one i am more confused by…this one or the chloe sutton ad…either way, ugh. their must be a better way to incorporate commercialism? out anders holm on the staff as the chief editor of these things? someone with knowledge and taste anyway…not just a business & marketing major. i remember when There is Nothing Left to Loose came out by Foo Fighters and that being basically the sound track of the 2000 games…isn’t there anything else like that available? heartfelt, inspiring, edgy, and commercial all at the same time?

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly.As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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