Arctic Monkeys’ Olympic cover of The Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ climbs download charts

Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony soundtrack has topped download charts around the world

Arctic Monkeys‘ cover of The Beatles‘ ‘Come Together’ is racing up the singles chart.

The track – which featured as part of Danny Boyle’s four-hour Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza on Friday – has climbed to Number 14 in the iTunes download chart. Scroll down to watch it.

‘Caliban’s Dream’ – the Underworld-penned track sung by Two Door Cinema Club frontman Alex Trimble is currently at Number Five.


Other tracks to appear on the night include Frank Turner’s ‘I Still Believe’, which is at Number 32 and Emile Sande’s version of ‘Abide With Me’ at Number 26. Arctic Monkeys’ debut single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ is back in the charts at Number 78.

The compilation of all the music featured in the Opening Ceremony, named ‘Isles Of Wonder’, is Number One in the iTunes store album chart in Britain, France, Belgium and Spain, and is Number Five in the US.

It went on sale digitally shortly after the show came to an end in the early hours of Saturday, with more than 10,000 copies being sold immediately afterwards. After being on sale for 24 hours the album reached Number 5 on the Official Charts Company’s list of top-selling compilation albums of 2012.

The tracklisting to ‘Isles Of Wonder’ is as follows:

The Who, ‘Baba O’Riley’
Muse, ‘Map Of The Problematique’
Fuck Buttons, ‘Surf Solar’
Sex Pistols, ‘God Save The Queen’
The Clash, ‘London Calling’
Mike Oldfield, ‘Tubular Bells’
OMD, ‘Enola Gay’
The Jam, ‘Going Underground’
The Rolling Stones, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
The Beatles, ‘She Loves You’
Millie Small, ‘My Boy Lollipop’
Led Zeppelin, ‘Trampled Under Foot’
The Specials, ‘A Message To You Rudy’
David Bowie, ‘Starman’
Queen, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Eric Clapton, ‘Wonderful Tonight’
Sex Pistols, ‘Pretty Vacant’
New Order, ‘Blue Monday’
Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ‘Relax’
Soul II Soul, ‘Back To Life’
Happy Mondays, ‘Step On’
Eurythmics, ‘Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This’
The Prodigy, ‘Firestarter’
Blur, ‘Song 2’
Underworld, ‘Born Slippy’
Dizzee Rascal, ‘Bonkers’
Amy Winehouse, ‘Valerie’
Muse, ‘Uprising’
Tinie Tempah, ‘Pass Out’
David Holmes, ‘I Heard Wonders’
Arctic Monkeys, ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
The Beatles, ‘Come Together’ (covered by Arctic Monkeys)
Underworld/Alex Trimble, ‘Caliban’s Dream’
Pink Floyd, ‘Eclipse’
The Beatles, ‘The End’
The Beatles, ‘Hey Jude’


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