Chariots of Fire (album) - Uses in Other Media

Uses in Other Media

The "Titles" track of Chariots of Fire has been used in innumerable parodies in films, television shows, and elsewhere; and also as inspirational music for athletes. A few of these include:


  • The theme song was played when Apple Inc.'s then-chairman Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh on January 24, 1984 at a technology demonstration event, and at another press conference celebrating 100-day anniversary of the release of the first Macintosh.
  • In a scene of the Griswold family running to the entrance of the theme park Wally World, in the 1983 film National Lampoon's Vacation.
  • The teaser for the film Marley & Me (2008).
  • In the 2005 movie Madagascar, when Marty the zebra and Alex the lion are running in slow motion.
  • In the 2000 film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as Jim Carrey playing The Grinch crosses the finish line during a potato sack race during a brief scene.
  • During the yearly Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington, the world's largest timed road race, and it can be heard as runners round the corner a block before the finish line.
  • In Good Burger when Dexter and Ed run to Shaquille O'Neal.
  • At the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the song was used in a London Symphony Orchestra performance featuring Rowan Atkinson, in character as Mr. Bean.
  • The song was used in victory ceremonies during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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