Danny Boyle is going for gold!
The Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire director, who'll be helming the vaunted opening ceremony at the 2012 Olympics in London, has already revealed his head-scratching plans for the blockbuster bonanza. (Brace yourself for livestock, meadows and village cricket!)
Now, the musical playlist for the opening has supposedly leaked, giving Olympics watchers a preemptive glimpse at what the brazenly singular director might have in the works.
Is it a perfect 10?
Depends on how you look at it.
The full list, as reported by The Telegraph, offers a sweeping survey of the British musical canon that spans eras and genres.
There are classics from the Beatles ("She Loves You") and The Kinks ("All Day and All of the Night"), along with, er, all-out classics: Handel's "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" supposedly makes an arrival.
Punk rock gets a shout-out with the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" and The Clash's "London Calling," while glam-rock is amply repped by David Bowie (who reportedly gets three tunes—"Starman," "Heroes" and "Absolute Beginners") and Queen ("Bohemian Rhapsody"—natch!).
You've also got British rock royalty, with the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction," Led Zeppelin's "Trampled Under Foot" and The Who's "My Generation."
Noticeably absent, however, are tunes from British musical icons Elton John and Tom Jones, who recently played at Queen Elizabeth II II's Diamond Jubilee concert. (Guess Boyle didn't want this playlist on "repeat"?)
Speaking of the monarch, the queen herself will be attending the opening ceremony, which should make for a very interesting situation if one particular song, which is also on the reported lineup, actually gets played: "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
Looks like Boyle's ready to score a new world record for testing the queen's poker face!