Oh, the Olympics. It’s all about the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat… and the sounds of The All-American Rejects and Wilco? Yeah, the 2010 Winter Games have been chock full of music, both live, in-concert—with tons of artists playing in and around Vancouver—and on record with the official AT&T Winter Games Soundtrack.
Now, with contributions from the likes of Hoobastank, the aforementioned Rejects and Honor Society, it would seem like the soundtrack is largely geared to get extreme brahs and bros all jacked up to open a can of whoop-ass on the half-pipe. But amongst the adrenaline rush of distorted guitars, one needs to make time for surging, rousing, good old-fashioned inspiration jams, right? And no one makes your heart sing like Mariah Carey.
Sure, she might be equally well known for her attitude-filled R&B (“Up Out My Face“) or her heartbreaking, break-up ballads (“H.A.T.E. U“) but Mariah knows how to bring a crowd to it’s feet—and collectively reach for the Kleenex—like no one else. Don’t believe me? Just check out her video for “100%,” below.
Originally penned for the Precious soundtrack (it was supposed to serve as the lead single, but was replaced by Mary J. Blige’s “I Can See In Color”), “100%” is now featured on the AT&T Winter Olympics Soundtrack. The video mixes performance footage of Mariah, in addition to clips of various Olympians giving it their all for the red, white and blue.