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Battle of the Bands: A Song For the Olympics

Welcome to another Battle of the Bands! I purposely delayed July’s battle for the Olympics, which officially started yesterday. Although the Tokyo Olympics are criticized due to being held during the Pandemic (and because of a lot of controversies), the games have officially started and the athletes are ready to go. The mood here in Japan isn’t bright or lively as no one is really watching or celebrating the Olympics. I might watch a game or two, especially the Track and Field portion as my brother’s high school classmate is competing in that.

Even though the Olympics aren’t really celebrated this year, let’s enjoy it with music that was featured in past games. I am dedicating this battle to past Olympic songs. Let’s find out which two songs I have chosen!

(Don’t forget to check out my post about “Paprika”, which was a song that was composed for the games. It is a really heartwarming inspiring, and cute tune!)

So Which Olympics Song Will Reign Supreme?

There are so many Olympics-themed albums and songs that were released in various countries. Some were originally written for the games and some were just put into compilation albums. There are so many great songs out there, but I am going to have to choose only two! The two I picked are “A Chance For Heaven” by Christopher Cross from the 1984 Olympics (my personal favorite) and “One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston from the 1988 Olympics (one of the more famous Olympics-themed tunes out there).

Listen to both songs and choose your favorite by telling me in the comments. I can’t wait to see who wins this battle!

“A Chance For Heaven” by Christopher Cross

Not much is known about “A Chance For Heaven” except it was used as the swimming theme for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. I really love this song as I feel like the tune starts off in a minor key then goes to a major key in the chorus. It is a really great tune from a very wonderful singer.

“One Moment In Time” by Whitney Houston

According to Wikipedia, this song was inspired by Elvis Presley with songwriter Albert Hammond imagining Presley singing the song.[1] The song is an anthem for believing in yourself against all odds. It was featured on the 1988 album 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time. She also performed live for the 1988 Olympics as well as the 1992 and 2006 ones.

Who Will It Be?

Now it is your turn to vote! Who will be the victor? Tell me in the comments below! I can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

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  1. Stephanie

    I haven’t watched any of the Olympics either and didn’t even know it was starting. I’ve just seen a lot of controversy about the US teams not respecting our flag and anthem which makes me really sad. But anyways, for the song, “One Moment in Time” has always had a special place in my heart because we learned the sign language for it and it was our showstopper at the end of a performance in elementary school for me.

  2. Hooda

    I would go with Whitney! I really like this song so much, and it has a special place in my heart since my teenage years. I guess my vote is a bit biased, but hey 🙂

  3. Joline

    The Olympics is not being talked about as much here either. But I would definitely go with Whitney here, her song is such a classic!

  4. Neely Moldovan

    I would for sure say Whitney! I love the Olympics! So fun!

  5. Ivan M. Jose

    Exciting times today because of the Olympics. I didn’t know that Whitney Houston’s “One Moment In Time” was a part of Olympic history so it’s nice to have discovered that.

  6. Dominique

    I am glad that the Olympics are on — although it is a different experience than in 2016. And Whitney wins every time! I had forgotten about its role in the Olympics so thanks for reminding me!

  7. Abiola

    Both really did great but I will go for Whitney if am to choose. One moment in Time is always melodious.

  8. Fransic verso

    I think Christopher Cross has more music with lyrics and I would vote but Whitney is also good haha.

  9. Ohh yeah! I love this sharing so much as I enjoyed watching almost all sports during the Olympics. Cheers siennylovesdrawing

  10. Aditi

    Oh yes, I have always followed the Olympics songs and I have to say that Whitney has been a fav always

  11. pooja

    Not a fan of Olympics but love the song. Thanks for the share

  12. Celebrate Woman

    Really enjoyed reading the history of the music for the Olympics. You always do a wonderful research, Amy!

  13. rhea

    A Chance For Heaven is a classic, very nostalgic and motivating

  14. Renata

    All-time favorite: Whitney’s One Moment in time!

  15. Heidi

    Great song! I haven’t watched any of the Olympics because it costs to watch them if your streaming. 🙁

  16. rachel

    Honestly, One Moment In Time is the ULTIMATE song… period! LOL

  17. Renata

    Even though I was born in 63, I don’t recall ever hearing that theme song for the 1984 olympics

  18. Yanitza

    I liked One Moment in Time! I think it’s such a great song.

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