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Summer Olympics Playlist: Rio 2016


With less than 10 days to go until Rio 2016 kicks off, we thought we’d give you a head start compiling your Summer Olympics 2016 playlist. While those athletes are pumping it up in preparation for the games, we have some tunes to help you and your class get pumped! And don’t forget to check out the official Rio 2016 Spotify playlist.


Here’s some info on this year’s Olympic games:

  • Dates:  August 5–21
  • Number of venues: 4
  • Number of medals: 4,924
  • Number of countries participating: 206
  • Number of sports: 42
  • Number of athletes: 10,500
  • Rio 2016 theme song: “Undeniable” by Jeff Durand


Feel free to use the music listed here in our Olympic Playlist on Spotify, or download the PDF below for a full list of songs.




  1. Also, how about RIO RIO (Feat. B.O.B.) by Ester Dean from RIO 2 the motion picture. 🙂 I didn’t see it on the list.

    1. Author

      Love it! Keep them coming!

  2. Also,the new Katy Perry song “Rise” that was written for the Summer Olympics is the perfect song for an Olympic ride!

    1. Author

      Awesome! Thanks Carrie. I just added it to the Spotify playlist and will incorporate into the PDF for the next posting. Thanks for the suggestion. We love expanding to our repertoire.

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