The biggest sporting spectacle on earth deserves an an uplifting, inspirational anthem to match. Unfortunately we don't always get what we deserve.
But nonetheless, over the years, there have been a variety of efforts to provide an appropriate soundtrack to athletes aiming for their very best, wearing their vests, as they reach for the sky, and soar so high.
You can check out the official song for the 2016 Rio games - Alma e Coração’ (Soul and Heart), performed by samba star Thiaquinho and rapper Projota - here.
But it doesn't make it into our definitive list of the top 10 Olympic songs ever - read on and prepare for some truly inspirational stuff.