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Is this song about eternal friendship, the indomitable human spirit, or the competitive drive within us all? Pretty much all three.
Times the word “reach” is said in the song: 1.
Years between this performance and her breakout single “Chains”: 6.
Dramatic, 4th quarter key-changes: 1.
Really human, and really nervous deep inhalation alert: At 0:17.
Really sassy, Beyonce-like hand gesture alert: At 3:25.
Simple, direct, easy on the schmaltz, vague but not terrible lyrics: One of the best theme songs!
Choice YouTube comment: “ever song of olympic is full of dream,tears…i love olympic, i love the hole world!”—snake4742
Relevant Olympic Moment tied to this song: There was actually a computer malfunction in the contraption that sent the torch’s fire to the giant cauldron. Y2K , y’all.