VOTE: The Best James Bond Song


by Jake McMillan

It’s the 50th anniversary of 007  and with it the general release of  the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall tomorrow, which means we have 22 James Bond theme songs:

Film Song
Dr No. (1962) No song, just the ‘James Bond Theme’ written by Monty Norman and arranged by John Barry
From Russia With Love (1963) From Russia With Love’, Matt Monro
Goldfinger (1964) Goldfinger’, Shirley Bassey
Thunderball (1965) Thunderball’, Tom Jones
You Only Live Twice (1967) You Only Live Twice’, Nancy Sinatra
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) We Have All The Time In The World’, Louis Armstrong
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Diamonds Are Forever’, Shirley Bassey
Live and Let Die (1973) Live And Let Die’, Paul McCartney & Wings
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) The Man With The Golden Gun’, Lulu
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Nobody Does It Better’, Carly Simon
Moonraker (1979) Moonraker’, Shirley Bassey
For Your Eyes Only (1981) For Your Eyes Only’, Sheena Easton
Octopussy (1983) All Time High’, Rita Coolidge
A View to a Kill (1985) A View To A Kill’, Duran Duran
The Living Daylights (1987) The Living Daylights’, A-ha
Licence to Kill (1989) Licence To Kill’, Gladys Knight
GoldenEye (1995) GoldenEye’, Tina Turner
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) Tomorrow Never Dies’, Sheryl Crow
The World is Not Enough (1999) The World is Not Enough’, Garbage
Die Another Day (2002) Die Another Day’, Madonna
Casino Royale (2006) You Know My Name’, Chris Cornell
Quantum of Solace (2008) Another Way To Die’, Jack White & Alicia Keys
Skyfall (2012) Skyfall’, Adele

Click on the links above to listen (and watch) the songs. The legendary Shirley Bassey has the record of singing the most songs, 3: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

VOTE for your favourite below. Pick the one(s) you like the best, but don’t associate it with your view of the film it goes with, e.g. The Living Daylights is not one of the great Bond films, but A-Ha’s theme song is actually very good.

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