Commonwealth Games Theme Song Unveiled

Music maestro AR Rahman launches CWG, Delhi 2010 theme song

Commonwealth Games

XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

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The 2010 Commonwealth Games are the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. It will also be the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia (after 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).

Commonwealth Games Traditions – Official Theme Song

The Commonwealth Games official theme song, Swagatham, by Oscar winner Indian music composer AR Rahman, was unveiled at a glittering ceremony held in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi on August 28, 2010.

The song calls upon everyone to participate in the October 3-14 mega sporting event, highlights the country’s enthusiasm for the games and their heartfelt welcome to all the people, sportspersons and officials of the entire Commonwealth who will arrive in the national capital for the event.

Beginning with the salutation: ”Oh yaaro, India bula liya” the relatively slow paced song is written, composed by Rahman and rendered in his melodious voice.

Predictably, Rahman refused to say much about the song, except that he had been working on it for six months and was tweaking it till last night. He said he preferred the song, which is mostly in Hindi, to speak for itself.

Senior OC officials claimed the song, which will be put up on the Commonwealth Games 2010 website, will be available for sale in CD format. Sources added that a compilation of different songs, composed by other musicians like Ranjit Barot and others, would be available as a single album, “before the Commonwealth Games”.

AR Rahman

AR Rahman

Allah Rakha Rahman (born 6 January 1966 as AS Dileep Kumar) is an Indian Tamil film composer, record producer, musician and singer. His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won fourteen Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards, and two Academy Awards.

Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2004, Rahman, in a career spanning over a decade, had sold more than 150 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes, making him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists.

Time magazine has referred to him as the “Mozart of Madras” and several Tamil commentators have coined him the nickname Isai Puyal (English: Music Storm). In 2009, the magazine placed Rahman in the Time 100 list of World’s Most Influential People.

– From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Commonwealth Games 2010 Theme Song
Swagatham by AR Rahman

Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto (Live, Rise, Ascend, Win) is music maestro A. R. Rahman’s call to the people and athletes of Delhi, India and the entire Commonwealth.

How do you like the theme song of the Commonwealth Games composed by AR Rahman? Please, leave your feedbacks on our blog.

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  1. There was nothing wrong with the song as such. But it failed to evoke the right sort of enthusiasm for the Games. But the tweaked version is shorter and peppier. I hope everyone would like it.

  2. Thanks, hope to see you back. I am going to cover Commonwealth Games extensively as I did for FIFA World Cup.

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    Subrato, what a cool Official Theme Song for the Commonwealth games thanks for turning us on to a really cool song. Loving it. Nice Blog

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