It’s Music Monday, the day after the Super Bowl, and the beginning of the week leading up to the Winter Olympics.
So it’s a tad more than Just “The Second Monday in February.”
I’ve covered David Foster a few times for Music Monday and Retroist. Heck, I’ve covered today’s song on Retroist. But I’m hardly kicking the proverbial dead horse here, it’s just that with the Olympics starting this week, this song just works perfectly.
In 1988, Foster (a native of Vancouver, British Columbia) composed the theme to that year’s Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. And being that this is David Foster we’re talking about, this can be no small feat. Nope, not just a simple piano song. Nope, we’re talking full orchestra, footage of various winter sports, piano playing in a field, and an orchestra on top of a building, while the mountains linger in the background.
You say “wow,” David Foster says…”Monday.”
You know, because it’s just any day of the week.
Or he probably says “Hold my beer!”
The song not only served as the theme for the Olympics that year, it was also released on the 1988 album The Symphony Sessions. And it, is also the soundtrack for the fountain shows at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It may have been his first Olympics theme, but it wasn’t his last – in 1996, he composed “The Power of the Dream” with Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds for that year’s Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.
Because lighting strikes twice, right?
Anyway, without further ado, a song that is guaranteed to send chills up your spine. Trust me, I’ve heard those more times that I can count, and I still get all the feels from listening to it.
From 1988, today’s Music Monday selection…”Winter Games!”
Can you feel it?!
On that harmonious, captivating note, that’s it for Music Monday. Have a great day, and enjoy the music!