Ed Sheeran, Coldplay & More Pop Songs at the Olympics: See the Full List

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games
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Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany compete in the Figure Skating Team Event - Pair Skating Short Program during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on Feb. 9, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.

A recent rule change implemented for this year's Winter Olympics has resulted in some unconventional skating soundtracks.

For the first time ever, Olympic figure skaters are allowed perform to music with lyrics at the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, due to a recent rule change. Traditionally, skaters were only allowed to perform to instrumental versions of songs during their routines, i.e. classical or jazz music.

The International Skating Union adopted this new rule in order to appeal to a younger audience, and when the skating competition began on Thursday night, social media definitely took notice -- especially when German skater Paul Fentz performed to Paul Anka's jazzy take on Oasis' "Wonderwall."

Meanwhile, Eric Radford of Canada, along with his partner Meagan Duhamel, skated to a cover of U2’s “With or Without You.” In an interview, Radford said the song “resonated so strongly with what we were going through.”

“I think that bringing this different dimension kind of opens doors for skaters that weren’t there before," Radford said. "It’s probably one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a skater,” he said.

In light of this new rule, skaters have incorporated music of all genres into their routines, with Oasis, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey and The Beatles (along with some more traditional classical numbers) used in just the first weekend of competition alone. As skaters take the frozen stage throughout this year's Winter Olympics, follow along with Billboard as we keep track of all the pop songs used during the 2018 Olympics figure skating/ice dancing performances. (Note: Due to time zone differences, all dates are when competitions aired in the U.S.)

Ice Dance (Free Dance)

Feb. 19

Canada, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir-music from Moulin Rouge

France, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Crizeron- “Piano Sonata,” ‘Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven

USA, Alex and Maia Shubutani, “Paradise” by Coldplay

USA Madison Hubbel and Zachary Donohue- "Across the Sky” by Rag N’ Bone Man and “Caught Out in the Rain” by Beth Hart

OAR Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev- “Oblivion” by Beethoven’s Five Secrets

Italy, Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte- La Vita E Bella (soundtrack) by Piovani

USA Madison CHock and Evan Bates, “Imagine” by John Lennon

Canada, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier- James Bond Medley

Italy, CHarlene Guignard and Marci Fabbri- "Exogenesis Symphony Part III" by Muse

Great Britain, Penny Coomes and Nicholas Buckland- "Butterflies and Hurricanes" by Muse

Spain, Sara Hurtado and Kirill Khaliavin “Don Quixote” by Leon Minkus

OAR, TIffany Zagorski and Jonathan Guerreiro- "Exogenesis Symphony," ruled by Secrecy

Japan, Kana Muramoto and Chris Reed- "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence" by Ryuichi Sakamoto


Feb. 17

Japan Yuzuru Hanyu - Seimi (soundtrack) by S. Umebayashi

USA Nathan Chen- "Mao’s Last Dancer" (OST) by C. Gordon

Japan Shoma Uno - "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini

Spain, Javier Hernandez- "Man of La Mancha" by Mitch Leigh

Canada, Patrick Chan- "Hallelujah" by Jeff  Buckley

China, Jin Boyang, "Mars" from The Planets

OAR, Dmitir Aliev, "To Build a Home" from the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack

USA, Adam Rippon, "Arrival of the Birds" and  "O" by Coldplay

Czech, Michal Brezina- Human nature cover of "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King

OAR, Mikhail Kolyada, Elvis Presley Selection

USA,Vincent Zhou, Moulin Rouge (Soundtrack)

Canada, Keegan Messing, Charlie Chaplin Medley

Belguim, Jorik Hendrickx - "Concerto De Aranjuez" (performed by) IL Divo

Korea, Junhwan Cha,  The Postman (soundtrack)

Uzbek, Misha Ge, Meditation (From Thais) by J. Massenet



Feb. 16

Germany’s Paul Fentz “Wonderwall (cover)” by Paul Anka

U.S.A’s Nathan Chen, “Nemesis” by Benjamin Cementine

Canada’s Patrick Chan “Dust In The Wind” by Kansas

Canada’s Keegan Messing, “Singing’ In The Rain,” Nacho Herb Brown

Australia’s Brendan Kerry, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Cover)," Cinematic Pop 


Feb. 15

Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova & Vladimir Morozov, “Candyman” by Christian Aguilera

Canada’s Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, “Hometown Glory” by Adele

France’s Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres, “Sound Of Silence” arranged by M Rodriguez

Russia’s Kristina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov  La La Land theme, Justin Hurwitz

Canada’s Julianne Seguin & Charlie Bilodeau  “Where’s My Love” by Syml

Czech Republic’s Anna Duskova Martin Bidar- Selections from Cirque Du Soleil

U.S.A’s Alexa Scimeca Knierim & Chris Knierim- Ghost The Musical


Feb. 14

China’s Wenjing Sui & Cong Han : “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen

Canada’s Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford : “Without Or Without You” A. Meservy (U2 Cover)

Italy’s Nicole Della Monica & Matteo Guarise: “Magnificant” by Mina

France’s Vanessa James & Morgan Cipres: “Make It Rain” by Ed Sheeran

Canaada’s Julianne Seguin & Charlie Bilodeau: “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Lorde

USA’s Alexa Scimeca Knierim & Chris Knierim: “Come What May”  from Moulin Rouge

North Korea’s Tae Ok Ryom & Ju Sik Kim: “A Day In The Life” by Jeff Beck

Austria’s Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya & Harley Windsor: “Paint It Black” by Hidden Citizens


Feb. 11

United States' Mirai Nagasu: selections from 'Miss Saigon' by Claude-Michel Schoenberg

Japan's Kaori Sakamoto: selections from 'Amelie' by Yann Tiersen

Canada's Gabrielle Daleman: George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

Italy's Carolina Kostner: Claude Debussy's “Prelude a l’Apres-midi d’un faune”

Russia's Alina Zagitova: selections from 'Don Quixote' 


Feb. 11

China's Kana Muramoto & Chris Reed: Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence”

Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir: "Roxanne," The Police (Moulin Rouge! version)

United States' Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani: Coldplay's "Paradise" 

Russia'a Ekaterina Bobrova & Dmitri Soloviev: "Secrets" The Piano Guys (OneRepublic Cover) 



Feb. 11

Russia's Mikhail Kolyada: medley by Elvis Presley, including "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Rip It Up" 

Italy's Matteo Rizzo: Beatles medley, including "Come Together," "Let It Be" and "Help!"

United States' Adam Rippon: The Cinematic Orchestra, "Arrival of the Birds" and Coldplay, "O"

Canada's Patrick Chan: Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah"

Japan's Keiji Tanaka: Nino Rota's "Amarcord" and "La Notti Di Cabiria"


Feb. 10

Israel's Adel Tankova and Ronald Zilberberg: E-Type, "Banca Banca" and Sergio Mendes, "Mas Que Nada"

Germany's Kavita Lorenz and Joti Polizoakis: Marc Anthony, "Aguanile," Isabelle & Felicien, "Soha Mil Pasos" and Sergio Mendes, "Magalenha"

Korea's Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, "Despacito," Mariah Carey, "My All" and Thalia, "Mujer Latina"

China's Shiyue Wang and Xinyu Liu: Madilyn Bailey & Leroy Sanchez, "Despacito" (cover) and "Bahia Beat (Samba)"

Japan's Kana Muramoto & Chris Reed: Pete Rodriguez, "I Like It Like That," Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, "Mondo Bongo" and DJ Dero, "Batacuda"

United States' Maia Shibutani & Alex Shibutani:  Perez Prado's "Mambo No. 5" and "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"

Canada's Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir: Rolling Stones, "Sympathy for the Devil," Eagles, "Hotel California" and Santana, "Oye Como Va."


Feb. 8

Germany's Paul Fentz: Paul Anka, “Wonderwall”

Although Fentz fell twice, he stole the show on social media after viewers took notice of his song choice.

I’M SORRY THERE’S A JAZZ VERSION OF WONDERWALL !?? Is there no hope for humanity

— gillian (@brotatoee) February 9, 2018

USA's Nathan Chen: Benjamin Clementine, “Nemesis”

Japan's Shoma Uno: “Winter”

Israel's Alexei ByChenko: “Hava Nagila”

Canada's Patrick Chan: Kansas, “Dust in the Wind”

Korea's Cha Jun-hwan: "Gypsy Dance" from Don Quixote

China's Yan Han: Christina Perri, “A Thousand Years”


Feb. 8

Japan's Miu Suzaki and Ryuichi Kihara: Yuri on Ice

yuri on ice at the olympics!!!!

— David Zhou (@dz) February 9, 2018

China's Yu Xiaoyu and Zhang Hao: “Swan Lake”

France's Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès: Ed Sheeran’s “Make it Rain”

Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford: April Meservy, “With or Without You”