Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" was the most-tagged song during the Olympics' opening ceremonies broadcast on July 27, according to audio search company has shared with Billboard.biz. The list of the top 20 songs from the broadcast covers a period starting with the live broadcast in GMT time to the end of the delayed broadcast on the West Coast of the United States.
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This year's opening ceremonies generated more tags, the name for search requests, than a typical Friday night, Shazam executive VP of marketing David Jones says. The list here shows the rankings of tags for songs during a 20-minute musical montage that Jones says resulted in a sustained "Himalayan peak of constant tagging."
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.
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"