London Olympics 2012: ‘A Symphony Of British Music’ Concert Soundtrack Soars On iTunes

Robbie Daw | August 13, 2012 8:22 am

Just as the Isles Of Wonder soundtrack album was made available on iTunes following the London Olympics opening ceremony 18 days ago, the compilation A Symphony Of British Music is up for sale at the online retailer after last night’s pop-filled closing ceremony concert. The compilation contains the live versions (or perhaps the backing tracks the artists were singing to?) of Emeli Sande‘s “Read All About It”, Spice Girls‘ medley of “Wannabe/Spice Up Your Life”, Pet Shop Boys‘ “West End Girls”, Jessie J doing Bee Gees‘ “You Should Be Dancing” with Taio Cruz and Tinie Tempah and Take That‘s “Rule The World”, among many other tunes from last night’s extravaganza.

Noticeably absent, however, is One Direction‘s “What Makes You Beautiful”. (Wouldn’t want to cannibalize sales of Up All Night, now would we, lads?) A Symphony Of British Music is currently #13 on US iTunes, while, perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the top download at the UK store.