Posts Tagged ‘ Olympics ’

Here’s Your First Look At Darth Vader In ‘Rouge One’.

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Spoiler alert, the back of his head looks exactly the same. So that’s not the most exciting part of the brand new ‘Rouge One’ trailer released tonight.  Arguably one of the most exciting things to happen during the 2016 Olympics so far, the Star Wars: Rouge One trailer features the cast from the previous teaser, along with new looks at a robot cross between C.3PO and Spock.  We get some looks at some brand new worlds, and the ‘U Wing’.  The over all look is reminiscent of ‘The Force Awakens’ and the best parts of the original trilogy, along with the thing that will make Star Wars fans go insane… The back of Vader’s head.  Check the method.

The Most Tagged Song Of The 2012 Olympics.

When current events, movies, tv shows breathe new life into an old song it re-introduce it to the masses and allows us as DJs to work a forgotten song back into our sets. Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden’s “Bonkers” was the most-tagged song during the Olympics’ opening ceremonies broadcast on July 27. Check out the list below of the top 20 songs from the broadcast.  In the U.S., “Bonkers” shot up from almost nothing to nearly 2,000 units last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Sales of Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” rose 890%.

The Olympics has been good for other songs, too.  Jones says Phillip Phillips’ “Home” has shot up Shazam’s charts because of use in daytime and primetime broadcasts. The song has also risen to No. 1 on the iTunes list of top tracks in the United States. Check the rest of the list after the jump.

Shazam’s most-tagged songs during the Olympics’ opening ceremonies broadcast:

1. Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden, “Bonkers”
2. Mike Oldfield, “Tubular Bells”
3. London Symphony Orchestra, “Chariots Of Fire”
4. Sex Pistols, “Pretty Vacant”
5. David Holmes, “I Heard Wonders”
6. The Jam, “Going Underground”
7. New Order, “Blue Monday”
8. Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
9. The Who, “My Generation”
10. Underworld Feat. Dame Evelyn Glennie, “And I Will Kiss”
11. Millie Small, “My Boy Lollipop”
12. The Prodigy, “Firestarter”
13. The Rolling Stones, “Satisfaction”
14. Underworld, “Born Slippy”
15. Mud, “Tiger Feet”
16. David Bowie, “Starman”
17. Rizzle Kicks, “When I Was A Youngster”
18. Brian Eno, “An Ending”
19. The Beatles, “She Loves You”
20. Eric Clapton, “Wonderful Tonight”

The Brand New London Aquatic Center.

Construction for the ‘London Aquatics Centre’ for the London 2012 summer Olympics by Zaha Hadid Architects is now complete.  Capable of holding 17,500 individuals at one moment, this facility will be the venue for the swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo events.  Sheltering the sports events, athletes and supporters is an aluminum clad steel roof which spans 160 meters in length and 90 meters at its widest point.  Three substantial concrete columns effortlessly support the 3,000 ton sweeping overhead structure.  The double curvature parabolic structure visually evokes the form of an undulating wave.  On the interior, 850,000 tiles surface the pools, changing facilities and and floors.  The cluster of concrete towers including the three meter springboards and diving platforms were formed and cast on site.