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007 songs

The James Bond movies have had a variety and plethora of artists over the years. Which songs are your favorites? Which ones did you think were the weakest?

My favorites:
Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon
Live and Let Die by Wings
Moonraker by Shirley Bassey
Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey
For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton
The Living Daylights by a-ha
You Only Live Twice by Nancy Sinatra
You Know My Name by Chris Cornell
Surrender by KD Lang (end song)
Die Another Day by Madonna
If You Ask Me to by Patti LaBelle (end song)

My least favorites:
Writing's On the Wall by Sam Smith
No Time To Die by Billie Eilish
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Reply #1 posted 05/07/21 3:27pm

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The Duran Duran and Madonna ones
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Reply #2 posted 05/07/21 4:16pm

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GoldenEye

Best Bond song, best Bond movie, best James Bond.
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Reply #3 posted 05/07/21 5:19pm

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I with that list... nod

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Reply #5 posted 05/08/21 2:03am

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EmmaMcG said:

GoldenEye

Best Bond song, best Bond movie, best James Bond.

Replace eye with finger and I'm with you.
O tempora! O mores!
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Reply #6 posted 05/08/21 7:32am

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i always liked Golden Eye (Tina) and License to kill (Gladys)

Adele's song worked fantastic in the movie Skyfall (which is the best Bond movie with Daniel Craig as the best Bond ever, cuase he is really hot)

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Reply #7 posted 05/08/21 8:16am

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the best Duran Duran A View To Kill

Gladys Knight Licence To Kill

the worst :that abomination by Madonna

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Reply #8 posted 05/08/21 8:21am

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My favs were always Live and Let Die (McCartney) and View To A Kill (Duran Duran).

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Reply #9 posted 05/08/21 8:32am

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Good ones:

Adele - Skyfall

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill

Tina Turner - Golden Eye

Sam Smith - Writing's On the Wall

Shirley Bassey - Goldfeeengaahhhh

Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow Never Dies

Gladys Knight - License To Kill

Garbage - The World Is Not Enough



I'm iffy on "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton. She's a great singer, but the song is meh.

Carly Simon "Nobody Does It Better" is great as a Carly Simon song, but it feels weird as a 007 theme. Same with Rita Coolidge "All Time High" and a-ha's "The Living Daylights." It's good as their song, not a 007 song.


Billy Eilish's song is trash. I can't deal with the Jack White & Alicia Keys song because she gets on my nerves.

I wish Madonna had done better for 007, but she was in her electronica-work-with-the-latest-producer-whose-sounds-is-dated-in-three-years phase, which seems to have lasted - to one degree or another - for two decades.

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Reply #10 posted 05/08/21 8:38am

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Nobody Does It Better is best, Sam Smith number two.

Really like Moonraker. Bono wrote Goldeneye.

What about the Alicia Skeez, tune? That is great.

Man With The Golden Gun. Obviously original theme.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #11 posted 05/08/21 8:39am

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Skyfalllllllllllllllllllll

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 05/08/21 3:16pm

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Someone on youtube put KD Lang's Surrender over the opening title sequence of Tomorrow Never Dies and I think it's the better song and works more instead of the Sheryl Crowe song they went with. Crowe's sounds more like an end credits song.

https://youtu.be/6zIbOL8SSCY
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Reply #13 posted 05/08/21 3:59pm

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SantanaMaitreya said:

EmmaMcG said:

GoldenEye

Best Bond song, best Bond movie, best James Bond.

Replace eye with finger and I'm with you.


I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong wink
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Reply #14 posted 05/11/21 5:11am

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My Fav: Tina Turner, Gladys Night and Barry Adamson.

FOOLS multiply when WISE Men & Women are silent.
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Reply #15 posted 05/18/21 9:39am

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My picks

The main theme (let's npt forget that one)

Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney (Live and Let Die)

Nobody Does it better - Carly Simon (Spy Who Loves Me)

A View To A Kill - Duran Duran (A View To A Kill)

For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton (For Your Eyes Only)

All Time High - Rita Coolidge (Octopussy)

The Living Daylights - A-Ha (The Living Daylights)

Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey (Diamonds Are Forever)

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Reply #16 posted 05/18/21 9:45am

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TrivialPursuit said:

Good ones:


I'm iffy on "For Your Eyes Only" by Sheena Easton. She's a great singer, but the song is meh.

Carly Simon "Nobody Does It Better" is great as a Carly Simon song, but it feels weird as a 007 theme. Same with Rita Coolidge "All Time High" and a-ha's "The Living Daylights." It's good as their song, not a 007 song.


Billy Eilish's song is trash. I can't deal with the Jack White & Alicia Keys song because she gets on my nerves.

I wish Madonna had done better for 007, but she was in her electronica-work-with-the-latest-producer-whose-sounds-is-dated-in-three-years phase, which seems to have lasted - to one degree or another - for two decades.

I love that song. The intro is so "James Bond". Blondie was also consider for the main theme song (They have wrote and recorded "For your only" song) but they went with Sheena Easton instead

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Its a strange thing with the Bond songs, I was never a big fan of the films at all, for some reason I just rarely watched any of them. But the theme for me always was special for some reason, because the films became almost known to have great themes, not always thats for sure but more than not. My favorites were always Duran and a-ha. The funny thing about the a-ha song was they were in the middle of a huge tour when the bond film opened and the producers wanted a-ha at the American Premiere and a-ha was in Japan and refused to cancel their shows and disturb the tour, so the USA scrapped promoting them at all, and went with a song by The Pretenders to promote, another reason a-ha's success in america faded quick, though around the world are huge as is that song, in some markets its their biggest most known track. The more ballad type Bond songs I always liked, Carly and Sheena but always felt they could have easily been "their songs". Live and Let die is another amazing one for sure, great production all around took it all into account that it was a "Movie theme". Many of the later ones are forgettable, this new one with Billie Elish is not good, bad choice all around. Early on people were requesting that Dua Lipa get the call to either be the theme or even in the film herself. A big miss for the Bond themes and a track that alot of people THINK is a Bond theme is "25" by the band the Pretty Reckless, this song easily could have been the current Bond theme and probably should have, very cinematic, great vocals by Taylor Momsen and great band, Eilish was not a good choice at all.


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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I absolutely love Radiohead's Spectre song. The lyrics and melody have this haunting quality (pun intended) which really works. It was rejected for the more commercial Sam Smith song Writing's On The Wall. The Radiohead song is much more lowkey which is probably another reason it was rejected but it goes extremely well with the visuals of the opening title sequence. Someone on youtube synched the two. https://youtu.be/COP0XlYHvto

I think my problem with the Smith song is that it's too similar to Adele's Skyfall song which was the movie immediately before it. I actually think Roger Moore's era of songs had the most variety, something these new films are lacking music wise.
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lastdecember said:

Its a strange thing with the Bond songs, I was never a big fan of the films at all, for some reason I just rarely watched any of them. But the theme for me always was special for some reason, because the films became almost known to have great themes, not always thats for sure but more than not. My favorites were always Duran and a-ha. The funny thing about the a-ha song was they were in the middle of a huge tour when the bond film opened and the producers wanted a-ha at the American Premiere and a-ha was in Japan and refused to cancel their shows and disturb the tour, so the USA scrapped promoting them at all, and went with a song by The Pretenders to promote, another reason a-ha's success in america faded quick, though around the world are huge as is that song, in some markets its their biggest most known track. The more ballad type Bond songs I always liked, Carly and Sheena but always felt they could have easily been "their songs". Live and Let die is another amazing one for sure, great production all around took it all into account that it was a "Movie theme". Many of the later ones are forgettable, this new one with Billie Elish is not good, bad choice all around. Early on people were requesting that Dua Lipa get the call to either be the theme or even in the film herself. A big miss for the Bond themes and a track that alot of people THINK is a Bond theme is "25" by the band the Pretty Reckless, this song easily could have been the current Bond theme and probably should have, very cinematic, great vocals by Taylor Momsen and great band, Eilish was not a good choice at all.



I'm not a fan of the Billie Eilish tune either. Like Sam Smith they again went with a popular artist but the actual songs they create for the films are pretty mediocre. That's too bad about a- ha. I always wondered why they weren't bigger in America. They're definitely underrated and have a lot of great songs!
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lastdecember said:

Its a strange thing with the Bond songs, I was never a big fan of the films at all, for some reason I just rarely watched any of them. But the theme for me always was special for some reason, because the films became almost known to have great themes, not always thats for sure but more than not. My favorites were always Duran and a-ha. The funny thing about the a-ha song was they were in the middle of a huge tour when the bond film opened and the producers wanted a-ha at the American Premiere and a-ha was in Japan and refused to cancel their shows and disturb the tour, so the USA scrapped promoting them at all, and went with a song by The Pretenders to promote, another reason a-ha's success in america faded quick, though around the world are huge as is that song, in some markets its their biggest most known track. The more ballad type Bond songs I always liked, Carly and Sheena but always felt they could have easily been "their songs". Live and Let die is another amazing one for sure, great production all around took it all into account that it was a "Movie theme". Many of the later ones are forgettable, this new one with Billie Elish is not good, bad choice all around. Early on people were requesting that Dua Lipa get the call to either be the theme or even in the film herself. A big miss for the Bond themes and a track that alot of people THINK is a Bond theme is "25" by the band the Pretty Reckless, this song easily could have been the current Bond theme and probably should have, very cinematic, great vocals by Taylor Momsen and great band, Eilish was not a good choice at all.

I'm not a fan of the Billie Eilish tune either. Like Sam Smith they again went with a popular artist but the actual songs they create for the films are pretty mediocre. That's too bad about a- ha. I always wondered why they weren't bigger in America. They're definitely underrated and have a lot of great songs!

Yeah with a-ha they were playing so many places when they caught on which was immediate though Take on Me was released in the UK three times, they exploded and they marketed by Warner Brothers for their looks not the fact that they were three unique writers and talents, basically WB wanted them to be thier version of what Emi had with Duran Duran, and a-ha were always on a different path, so they didnt do the big radio interviews and play the game and that backfired in America but they never suffered elsewhere to be honest to this day. But as far as the Bond things they tend to go with the hot artist pretty much at the time, but at times the Hot artist just does not fit the mold or have a good song.


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i always liked Golden Eye (Tina) and License to kill (Gladys)

Adele's song worked fantastic in the movie Skyfall (which is the best Bond movie with Daniel Craig as the best Bond ever, cuase he is really hot)

Agreed and agreed lol

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Reply #22 posted 05/22/21 5:24pm

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Matthaus said:



nextedition said:


i always liked Golden Eye (Tina) and License to kill (Gladys)


Adele's song worked fantastic in the movie Skyfall (which is the best Bond movie with Daniel Craig as the best Bond ever, cuase he is really hot)




Agreed and agreed lol


Daniel Craig hot? Lol he looks like a contractor working hard labour.compare Sean Connery 2 Daniel .no comparation
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Reply #23 posted 05/23/21 5:19pm

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I think Spectre from Radiohead is fantastic too. It was originally slated for the film but they went with Adele instead .
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Reply #24 posted 05/23/21 5:20pm

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I think Spectre from Radiohead is fantastic too. It was originally slated for the film but they went with Sam Smith instead .
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Reply #25 posted 05/24/21 8:58pm

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Daniel Craig hot? Lol he looks like a contractor working hard labour.

Exactly lol

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Reply #26 posted 05/25/21 1:09am

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My favs were always Live and Let Die (McCartney) and View To A Kill (Duran Duran).

My thoughts exactly!

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