FM96 Top 10 Rock Around the World For Rio
- #1 The Tragically Hip Looking for a Place to Happen
- #2 Black Sabbath Iron Man
- #3 Aerosmith Walk This Way
- #4 Bob Marley Jammin
- #5 AC/DC For Those About To Rock
- #6 Kaleo No Good
- #7 Volbeat A Warrior’s Call
- #8 Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
- #9 Apocalyptica Cold Blood
- #10 Scorpions Rock You Like a Hurricane
19 days. 42 sports. More than 200 countries. This weekend we’re rocking around the world for RIO with 10 FM96 bands carefully selected to represent 10 countries, competing for #1!
Listen to hear interviews with Londoners competing in Rio including recordd-holding Canadian long distance runner Lanni Marchant, Miranda Ayim from the women’s basketball team, and Decathlete Damian Warner, who will try to beat defending American champion Ashton Eaton.
#1 Team Canada - The Tragically Hip
Representing TEAM CANADA, The Tragically Hip.
#2 Team England - Black Sabbath
Representing Great Britain: Black Sabbath
#3 Team USA - Aerosmith
Representing Team USA: Aerosmith
#4 Team Jamaica - Bob Marley
Representing Team Jamaica: Bob Marley
#5 Team Australia - AC/DC
Representing Team Australia: AC/DC
The locals call them “Acca Dacca.”
A band who’s official bio reads:
More than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing down or letting up, AC/DC, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC’s high voltage rock ‘n’ roll has flowed out into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 200 million albums and counting.
Also, a band in the Top 5 best-selling artists of 2014 30 years later…nuts:
Taylor Swift (USA) – ‘1989’, 6.0m album sales
One Direction (UK) – ‘Four’, 3.2m album sales
Ed Sheeran (UK) – ‘X’, 4.4m album sales
Coldplay (UK) – ‘Ghost Stories’, 3.7m album sales
AC/DC (Australia) – ‘Rock Or Bust’, 2.7m album sales
#6 Team Iceland - Kaleo
Representing Team Iceland: Kaleo
#7 Team Denmark - Volbeat
Representing Team Denmark – Volbeat
#8 Team Ireland - Thin Lizzy
Representing Team Ireland: Thin Lizzy
Out of Dublin, Ireland!
#9 Team Finland - Apocalyptica
Representing Team Finland – Apocalyptica
#10 Team Germany - Scorpions
Representing Team Germany: The Scorpions
A band that wanted to be recognized not just in their country, but everywhere. That’s why Scorpions main songwriter Klaus Meine wrote and recorded all of his lyrics in English, hoping to appeal to an international hard rock market.
In 1984 the SCORPIONS became the first German hard rock band to play three gigs in a row for 60,000 fans at New York’s Madison Square Garden – unheard of for a German band.