Olympic Playlists: What Johnny Weir, Gretchen Bleiler, Louie Vito and More Athletes Are Spinning

February 16th, 2010 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

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The Winter Olympics began in Vancouver Friday night with performances from Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado, k.d. lang and Sarah McLachlan, as well as the debut of the “We Are the World” remake. But music at the world’s biggest sporting event won’t end there — Rolling Stone asked some of the games’ best athletes what songs keep them motivated and got a wide range of responses: Lady Gaga, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Clipse, Bob Dylan the Strokes and A Tribe Called Quest all have a spot on playlists belonging to figure skater Johnny Weir and snowboarders Louie Vito, Gretchen Bleiler, Elena Hight, Torah Bright and Scotty Lago. Keep reading to find out who rocks TV on the Radio’s “Wolf Like Me,” who kicks back to Lil Wayne and Led Zepplin, and how many times Ms. Gaga appears on Mr. Weir’s list:

Johnny Weir
1. Lady Gaga — “Bad Romance” (Listen)
2. Edith Piaf — “Non, je ne regrette rien” (Listen)
3. Roberta Flack — “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”
4. Christina Aguilera — “Beautiful” (Listen)
5. Igor Kornelyuk — “Gorod Kotorogo Nyet”
6. Brandi Carlile — “The Story” (Listen)
7. Lady Gaga — “Poker Face” (Listen)
8. Amy Winehouse — “Back to Black” (Listen)
9. Sam Cooke — “A Change is Gonna Come” (Listen)
10. Lolita — “Orientatsiya Sever”
Listen to Johnny Weir’s Olympic Playlist

Louie Vito
1. Gucci Mane — “Bingo” (Listen)
“I just like this song. His new album is pretty good too.”
2. Da Underdawgz — “Gorillaz”
“B-Do kills this beat! I like their style and always gotta hav...

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