The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: A Long List Of Olympic Anthems

The opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics is set to take place tonight in Rio. Katy Perry released the anthem for this year’s summer games, which you can hear above.

Before everything kicks off tonight, let’s take a look back at some incredible (Freddie Mercury), questionable, and some absolutely fantastic (Bryan Adams/Nelly Furtado/Christopher Cross) Olympic theme songs of the past.

Muse – Survival (London Olympics)

Bjork – Oceania (Athens Olympics)

Whitney Houston – One Moment In Time (Seoul Olympics)

Freddie Mercury & Montserrat CaballĂ© – Barcelona (Barcelona Olympics)

Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado – Bang The Drum (Vancouver Olympics)

Christopher Cross – A Chance For Heaven (Los Angeles Olympics)

Koreana – Hand In Hand (Seoul Olympics)


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