The Olympics inspire many of us who dream of being exceptional at something we love. The opening and closing ceremonies are full of dramatic performances that stick with us.
This Music Monday the Olympics have come to thoughtsonplot. What better way to enjoy the day?
Let’s start with a song from this year’s Olympics in Rio.
Composer Antonio Carlos Jobim – The Girl From Ipanema
(This year’s Opening Ceremony Song – A Similar Rendition since the opening version isn’t available yet)
Gisele Bundchen was the talk of opening ceremony this year in Rio as she entered the stage to The Girl From Ipanema.
Garota de Ipanema was originally written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim. The Portuguese lyrics were written by Vinicius de Moraes and the English lyrics later by Norman Gimbel. It won a Grammy in 1965 and is considered the second most recorded pop song in history.
Here is the English Frank Sinatra rendition:
I am looking forward to hearing the songs in the closing ceremony this year. They may just hit the great list as well.
Here is more great Music of the Olympics:
Whitney Houston – One Moment In Time
Koreana – Hand In Hand
(Olympics 1988 – Seoul)
Bryan Adams & Nelly Furtado – Bang The Drums
(Olympics 2010 – Barcelona)
Celine Dion – The Power of the Dream
(Olympics 1996 – Atlanta)
Gloria Estefan – Reach
(Olympics 1996 Closing Ceremony – Atlanta)
You and Me – Beijing Theme Song
Sarah Brightman & José Carreras – Amigos para Siempre
(Olympics 1992 – Barcelona)