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And the Official Song of the 2012 London Olympics Is …

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 20:  Competitors attempting to break various Guinness World Records pose in front of Tower Bridge during a photocall ahead of the Virgin London Marathon 2012 on April 20, 2012 in London, England. Mark Millrine will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon completed dressed as a book character. Marc Jenner, dressed in costume as children's tv programme character Bagpuss will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon completed dressed as a television character.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

"Survival," by Muse. Matthew Bellamy says he wrote it special for the Olympics, and that "it expresses a sense of conviction and determination to win." That all sounds fine and triumphant, but Vulture still hopes that the Spice Girls make it into the rotation. "Spice Up Your Life": a perfect hurdling anthem. (Update: check out "Survival" below.)

Photo: Andrew Redington/2012 Getty Images