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5 of the most-watched summer Olympic opening ceremonies

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The opening ceremony is one of the best-loved parts of any Olympic games, as it signals a summer of sport across the world. But with a whole host of countries providing what can only be described as spectacular, shows lasting multiple hours, which ones proved the most popular among a global audience? As part of their Karaoke campaign the broadband team at Uswitch, have rounded up the top five summer Olympic opening ceremonies that had the most views on YouTube since they were broadcast.  So if you are ready relive some of the most jaw-dropping shows check out the list below:  London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony – 15,000,000 views Number of Views: 15,123,039 Notable Performers: Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, Mike Oldfield  The London Olympic opening ceremony is arguably one of the most iconic performances across all the Olympic games, thanks to its showcase of everything that is quintessentially British.  The show featured music from a number of recognisable British musicians, including Paul McCartney, the Arctic Monkeys, and Dizzee Rascal.  Viewers might also remember the moment James Bond and Queen Elizabeth appeared to jump out of a helicopter and into the stadium. The four-hour spectacular had so many memorable segments it’s easy to see why it’s managed to stack up so many views on YouTube.  Watch it again here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4As0e4de-rI  Rio 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony – 5,400,583 views  Number of views: 5,400,583 Notable performances: Gisele Bundchen, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil  Rio came next on the list with a colourful and vibrant ceremony that… Read More