Favourite Bond Theme?

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Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:03 am

I’m going to say something very controversial here. Very controversial.

Top 5 Bond themes (exc. the main theme):
5 Diamonds Are Forever (Shirley Bassey)
4 Skyfall (Adele)
3 For Your Eyes Only (Sheena Easton)
2 Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)
1 GoldenEye (Tina Turner)
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Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by Mark James » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm

Good question.

5. Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)
4. GoldenEye (Tina Turner)
3. You Know My Name (Chris Cornell)
2. Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon)
1. Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney and Wings)

They're not really in a particular order just my 5 favourites. I also want to add that You Know My Name gets a lot of stick whenever Bond themes are discussed but it's really grown on me over the years. I didn't like it at first but I think it's the best of the Daniel Craig ones. Worst ever has to be Madonna's for Die Another Day which is probably the worst Bond film too.

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Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by Marc Meakin » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:32 pm

No particular order.
All the time in the world by Louis Armstrong from On her Majesty's Secret Service
For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton
The Spy Who Loved me by Carly Simon
Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey
Goldeneye by Tina Turner

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Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:36 pm

1. Nobody Does It Better (from The Spy Who Loved Me) by Carly Simon
2. Skyfall by Adele
3. A View To A Kill by Duran Duran
4. The Living Daylights by a-ha
5. The Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith

Just outside my Top 5 are For Your Eyes Only by Sheena Easton, Licence To Kill by Gladys Knight and GoldenEye by Tina Turner.

Definitely the worst is Another Way To Die by Jack White & Alicia Keys, although the pre-credit sequence that accompanies it in Quantum of Solace is actually cool.
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Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by Jennifer Steadman » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 am

Not sure I even know 5 Bond themes. Skyfall is a belter though.
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Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by Paul Worsley » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:30 am

Goldfinger. Any song that finds a rhyme for "Midas touch" gets my vote, and Shirley Bassey's delivery is epic. In fact, there isn't a Bond theme that wouldn't sound better if sung by Shirley. She should have been given the gig years ago.

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Re: Favourite Bond Theme?

Post by Ian Volante » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:17 pm

My favourites are Licence to Kill (Gladys Knight) and Live and Let Die (Wings). Skyfall sits pretty well too.
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