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The Olympic opening ceremony featured Abide With Me which is the traditional FA Cup final hymn in England. words by Henry Francis Lye

The other hymn performed was the Olympic hymn, although at the opening ceremony an instrumental version was performed as the Olympic flag was raised.

This was written by the Greek composer Spiros Samaras.

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Live musical performers included Frank Turner, Mike Oldfield, London Symphony Orchestra (accompanied by Rowan Atkinson), Dizzee Rascal, Arctic Monkeys and Sir Paul McCartney, who performed the song "Hey Jude" at the end of the ceremony.

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Midnight Oil - Beds are burning Men At Work - Land Down Under Slim Dusty - Waltzing Matilda Nikki Webster - We'll be One Christine Anu - Island Home

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We are the World. That was the opening song for the 2010 Olympics.

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