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2004: The Floor Music of the Athens Olympics

Bond, Bond, and More Bond: There was a lot of music from the group Bond during the Athens Olympics. The band’s albums Born and Shine came out in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Their music straddled the worlds of contemporary music and classical orchestral music.

The title of a 2004 article gives you an idea of how the musical group was perceived at the time: “Unbreakable Bond; They’re young. They’re sexy. And they’re turning the classical music industry on its head.” (Sarasota Herald Tribune, Nov. 26, 2004).

Movie Soundtracks: As was the case in 2000, movie soundtracks were big in 2004. Examples included Braveheart, Pirates of the Caribbean, Moulin Rouge, and Matrix Revolutions.

ATHENS – AUGUST 23: Catalina Ponor of Romania receives the gold medal for the women’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise event on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Olympic Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Below, you can find a partial list of floor music used at the 2004 Athens comments at the bottom of this page.

Note: The Spotify playlist does not include all the songs mentioned below, and sometimes, it includes a different version of a song.


Australia

Nguyen, Karen

“Allegretto,” Bond

Moorhouse, Stephanie

“Eyes Like Yours (Ojos así),” Shakira

Munro, Melissa

“Careless Whisper (South East Players Mix),” The Sax Brothers

Slater, Allana

“El tango de Roxanne,” Sting, Craig Armstrong, Anu Malik, Marius de Vries (Moulin Rouge)


Brazil

Dos Santos, Daiane

“Brasileirinho”

Hypólito, Daniele

“Moment of Glory,” Scorpions and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Rodrigues, Ana Paula

“Dancing with the Muse,” Chris Spheeris

Souza, Lais

“Glenn Miller Melody Medley,” André Rieu

Comin, Comila

“Il Guarany: Overture,” Antônio Carlos Gomes


Canada

Banville, Melanie

“Flamenco Nights,” Pavlo

Plante, Amelie

“Profondo Rosso,” Daemonia

Purnell, Heather Mary

“Fuego,” Bond

Stone, Kylie

“Trouble,” Elvis Presley
“Rubberneckin’,” Elvis Presley

Richardson, Kate

“Enterprise Savannah,” Rakota Jaona


China

Cheng Fei

“Don Quijote: Act IV: Basilio’s Variation,” Ludwig Minkus
“Don Quijote: Act I: Quiteria’s Variation,” Ludwig Minkus

Fan Ye

“Itt járt Lily,” Dave Stewart

Lin Li

“Rodrigo,” The Planets

Wang Tiantian

“Hurricane 2000,” Berliner Symphoniker (The Scorpions)

Zhang Nan

“Peacocks Ballet,” Tele Music


France

Chacon, Coralie

“The Black Pearl,” Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Chaouch, Soraya

“Tetsujin,” Don Davis (Matrix Revolutions)

Debauve, Marine

“Another Cha-Cha / Cha Cha Suite,” Santa Esmeralda

Severino, Isabelle

“Mujer latina,” Thalia


Germany

Musik, Yvonne

“Spanish Steps,” John Tesh


Great Britain

Lennon, Katy

“Music to Watch Girls By,” Joe Loss & His Orchestra

Tweddle, Elizabeth

“Hi De Ho,” K7
“Another Cha Cha,” Santa Esmeralda


Greece

Apostolidi, Maria

“Manitilatos,” Trihordo


Mexico

Magaña Almaral, Brenda

“Fire on Ice,” Bijan Mortazavi

Moreno Garza, Laura del Carmen

“Tetsujin,” Don Davis (Matrix Revolutions)


The Netherlands

Harmes, Suzanne

“The Black Pearl,” Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean)


Romania

Ban, Oana

“Conga,” Miami Sound Machine

Eremia, Alexandra

“Lăutarul,” Benone Sinulescu

Ponor, Cătălina

“Geia,” Despina Vandi
“Egyptian Disco,” DJ Disse

Șofronie, Nicoleta

“Marbella,” Armik


Russia

Khorkina, Svetlana

“Goodbye My Love, Goodbye,” Ricky King

Kryuchkova, Maria

“Gypsy Rhapsody,” Bond

Pavlova, Anna

“Winter,” Bond

Zamolodchikova, Elena

“Vaha Bit,” G-Night
“Sur-o-Lahari,” Debashish Bhattacharya, Bob Brozman


Spain

Gener, Tania

“Moliendo café,” Fanfare Ciocãrlia

Gómez, Elena

“Respirando,” Ana Belén

Moreno, Patricia

“Qué bueno está,” Dany Cohiba & Mijangos


Ukraine

Akhunu, Mirabella

“Honey Dripper,” Jools Holland

Kozich, Alina

“La Valse a Margaux,” Richard Galliano
“Tacot Blues,” Richard Galliano

Kvasha, Alona

“Rundales Pils,” Zodiaks

Yarotska, Irina

“De Corte Antiguo,” Jorge Arduh Orquestra


United States of America

Bhardwaj, Mohini

“Red Skies,” Omar Faruk Tekbilek

Humphrey, Terin

“Armenian Tango,” Samvel Yervinyan, Rouben Amirbekyan, and Garo Sarafyan

Kupets, Courtney

“Wedding (Čoček),” Goran Bregović
“India,” Gypsy Brass Orchestra
“Levovete V Marki,” Sashka Vaseva

McCool, Courtney

“Peter Gunn Mambo,” Jack Constanzo

Patterson, Carly

“Hi De Ho,” K7
“Mr. Pinstripe Suit,” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Uzbekistan

Chusovitina, Oksana

“Mornay’s Dream,” James Horner (Braveheart)
“For the Love of a Princess,” James Horner (Braveheart)

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