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Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympics 2012: Theme Songs for Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, Usain Bolt and More

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Yu Yang, Wang Xiaoli, Jung Kyung Eun, Kim Ha Na -- The Losing Horn Melody from The Price is Right The disgraced badminton athletes made the Greek creators of the Olympics proud by attempting to lose in order to improve their overall competitive position. For their "efforts", they were disqualified from the Games, denied seconds of potato salad and banned from the three-legged race.

LeBron James -- "Loser" by Beck Yes, he just won his first NBA title and played spectacularly in doing so. But like everyone I have ever known from Cleveland, I cannot and will not forgive James for "The Decision", which was not only arrogant, tone-deaf and horribly dismissive of the fans he left behind, but was the worst-ever hour of television not involving the word "Kardashian".

McKayla Maroney -- "I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado Maroney's twisting, whirling, near-perfect vault set the tone for the women's team to capture the United States' first overall team win since 1996. After the landmark victory, the team was seen sharing a celebratory saltine.

Bob Costas -- "Mr. Roboto" by Styx If you have another explanation for how the legendary broadcaster doesn't age, I'm all ears.

Michelle Jenneke -- "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira If you are a male and you don't know who this is, I'd like to congratulate you personally for being the only person in the world to read an online music blog, yet not be familiar with YouTube. This Australian hurdler may not win a medal, but the hunch here is that losing will not affect her popularity amongst her most strident fans.

2016 Olympics -- "Rio" by Duran Duran What else? Here's hoping the coffers of RFTMusic.com are as deep as those of who, ahem, persuaded the selection committee to choose Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games and I am sent to cover them personally. Until then.

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