Theme song for the one-year countdown released
[ 2007-08-06 20:30 ]
倍受社会关注与期待的北京奥运会倒计时一周年歌曲《We are ready》，4日上午，在100多家媒体记者的见证下，通过中国移动奥运音乐歌曲无线音乐排行榜等在京全球首发。据悉，这次参加录制的130多名歌星将在8月8日举行的北京奥运会倒计时一周年庆祝活动中首次齐聚，共同激情演唱《We are ready》，用饱满的热情迎接北京奥运会倒计时一周年神圣时刻的到来。
The theme song for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games one-year countdown celebration, "We Are Ready," was officially released Saturday morning. Various artists from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as more than 100 media organizations were present for the song's release.
At the request of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), the well-know musicians Peter Kam and Keith Chan composed "We Are Ready" for the celebration of the one-year countdown to the start of the 2008 Olympics.
According to Kan Ke, Deputy Director of the BOCOG Cultural Activities Department, "We Are Ready" was produced in a matter of days, with the help and hard work of over 200 people. This effort and efficiency demonstrates the spirit of determination behind the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and moreover exemplifies the motto, "I participate, I contribute, and I enjoy."
Wu Zuqiang, President of the Chinese Musicians Association (CMA), agrees with Kan's assessment, expressing that "We Are Ready" reflects both the ever-growing excitement for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games as well as the importance of participation and the Olympic spirit. Not only is the song's refrain, "We are ready," a catchy phrase, but it is clearly the message of the celebration for the one-year countdown to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Many music stars from the mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong were present at the "We Are Ready" release Saturday morning. More than just a song, "We Are Ready" enables us all to feel the power of the Olympics and get a deep sense of the spirit of the Olympics.
Official copies of "We Are Ready" can be downloaded from the official website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games or from China Mobile's Wireless Music Chart. The "We Are Ready" music video also began airing across China Saturday.
"We Are Ready" will join the other Olympic songs and compete under the Olympic Songfest campaign, through which the theme song for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games will be selected.
Over 130 Chinese singers from the mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong participated in the recording of "We Are Ready." On August 8, as part of the scheduled activities for the one-year countdown celebrations, the artists will gather at Tiananmen Square and perform the song together for the first time. Though not yet confirmed, the musicians scheduled to participate in this activity include Andy Lau, Jacky Chan, Emil Chow, and other stars.
in a matter of days：数日之内
"I participate, I contribute, and I enjoy."：“我参与，我奉献、我快乐。”