If you have watched the live, delayed or encore telecast of the opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, held in the “Bird Nest” (see the Bird Nest made in LEGO) and liked the Olympic theme song sang by British Soprano Sarah Brightman and Chinese singer Liu Huan, its name is “You and Me”, and the official music video for the song has been released, expectedly starred by Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan, plus tens of named people from all over the world.

“You and Me” is considered by some to be one of the best and most touching Olympic theme song in history. You must be wondered why Sarah Brightman was singing on the Beijing Olympics 2008 Opening Ceremony, which has been labeled by many to be China show of pride. Surprisingly, the director of the opening ceremony, Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, prefer a Chinese to perform the song with a ‘foreigner’ in order to highlight the Olympic slogan – One World, One Dream, and the title of the song – You and Me, to signify different races of people from different countries on Earth joining together in Olympic Games, regardless languages speak, skin colors, and other man-made barriers.

The part of You and Me sang by Sarah Brightman is in English, although Liu Huan sang in Chinese (mixed in towards the end). The complete lyric of You and Me is as follow:

我和你,心連心,同住地球村,
為夢想,千里行,相會在北京。
來吧!朋友,伸出你的手,
我和你,心連心,永遠一家人。
You and me
From one world
We are family
Travel dream
A thousand miles Meeting in Beijing
Come together
Put your hand in mine
You and me
From one world
We are family

來吧!朋友,伸出你的手
You and me
From one world
We are family

You and Me was composed by Chen Qigang who is a Shanghai born French Chinese.

And here’s the video clip for performance of Sarah Brightman and Liu Huan sang You and Me, the Beijing 2008 Olympic theme song during the actual opening ceremony.

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