What do Muse and Gloria Estefan have in common? They’ve both provided official songs for the Summer Olympics.
The British rock band’s song “Survival” has been chosen as the offical song of the 2012 London Summer Olympics, the band announced on its website today. (Estefan’s “Reach,” by the way, soundtracked the 1996 Games in Atlanta.)
According to the band’s site, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy “wrote the song with the Olympics in mind. It’s about total conviction and pure determination to win.”
“The song will be played throughout the Games,” the statement continued, “including when athletes enter the stadium, in the lead-up to the medal ceremony. and also as the theme for all international TV coverage.”
Added the band, “We are honoured that the Olympics have chosen our song to officially represent the London 2012 Olympic Games across the globe.”
The new song will debut on BBC Radio tonight, but if you just can’t wait until then, you can listen to a preview clip below: