Survival (single)

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Cover art
Alternate cover art used on the Warner SoundCloud page
Muse single
Name Survival[1]
Tracks 1
Total length 4:17
Recorded California, 2011-2012
Writer/composer Matthew Bellamy
Producer Muse
Art work Unknown
Publisher Warner, A&E Records, Helium 3
  • Download »
  • CD (Promo)
Catalogue № Unknown
Release date 27th June 2012[1]
Chart position 25[2]
Album The 2nd Law
single chronology
MK Ultra


The song is official song for the London Olympics 2012. It was written with the Olympics in mind. The single was announced on the official Muse website[1] to much media attention, appearing on the front page of the BBC News website[3] and on a diverse variety of other high-profile News sites such as Reuters[4], The Sun [5], Huffington Post[6], and Sport Illustrated [7].

It was first played on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 on the 27th June 2012.[1] [3]

Track list

Download, UK Promo CD

  1. Survival – 4:17

HK Promo CD

  1. Intro – 0:34
  2. Survival (Radio Edit) – 4:17

Promo CD-Rs

  1. Survival (Radio Edit) – 4:17
  2. Survival (Album Version) – 5:15

Survival gallery


  1. a b c d Muse Write Official Song For the Olympics (2012-06-27). Muse website. Retrieved 2012-06-27 from
  2. beats Muse's London 2012 track to No.1 spot with This Is Love (2012-07-01). Muse website. Retrieved 2012-07-01 from
  3. a b Muse unveil official Olympic song (2012-06-27). BBC. Retrieved 2012-06-27 from
  4. Olympics-UK band Muse composes official Games song (2012-06-27). Reuters. Retrieved 2012-06-27 from
  5. Muse's Survival is official Olympics track (2012-06-27). The Sun. Retrieved 2012-06-27 from
  6. Muse's 'Survival' Named As The Official Olympic Song (PICTURES) (2012-06-27). Huffington Post UK. Retrieved 2012-06-27 from
  7. Muse records official London 2012 Olympics song (2012-06-27). CNN. Retrieved 2012-06-27 from

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