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2012-10-26 09:42:12 AM  
My Ranking:

#1 Goldeneye Tina Turner
#2 For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton
#3 Live and Let Die Paul McCarthy & wings
#4 Another Wat to Die Jack White & Alicia Keys
 
2012-10-26 09:43:05 AM  
I will have to see the movie to place it on the list in reality. See how the song plays in for the movie.

Honestly, I always favor the Original Bond theme from Dr No.

1) Bond Theme (Doctor No)
2) You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
3) World Is Not Enough
4) Goldeneye
5) Thunderball
6) Goldfinger
7) Tomorrow Never Dies
8) Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solice)
9) Live and Let Die
10) All the Time in the World (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

...

23) Die Another Day
 
2012-10-26 09:44:30 AM  

yves0010: I will have to see the movie to place it on the list in reality. See how the song plays in for the movie.

Honestly, I always favor the Original Bond theme from Dr No.

1) Bond Theme (Doctor No)
2) You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
3) World Is Not Enough
4) Goldeneye
5) Thunderball
6) Goldfinger
7) Tomorrow Never Dies
8) Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace)
9) Live and Let Die
10) All the Time in the World (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

...

23) Die Another Day


Typing fast and thinking of my favorite themes made me misspell that one...
 
2012-10-26 09:44:42 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: Is it just me or does her voice sound muffled, like she's got a mouth full of cotton balls?


No its not cotton balls, just whatever she was snacking on at the time. Probably a bucket of KFC
 
2012-10-26 09:45:24 AM  
www.rocklopedia.com

As has been mentioned plenty. Should do all the bond songs.
 
2012-10-26 09:48:57 AM  

FlashHarry: 1: goldfinger


GOLD - FINGAAAAA
 
2012-10-26 09:49:07 AM  

loki see loki do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnzgdBAKyJo&feature=related

Casino Royale. You Know My Name.
Fractals and guns, biatches.


Totally agree. You Know My Name was awesome, and such a departure from what the franchise had become (in a good way), just as Casino Royale was.
 
2012-10-26 09:50:39 AM  

wraith95: Tax Boy: [blogs.laweekly.com image 500x375]

This.

It's not bad, I'm just not an Adele fan.


Is that her now? She doesn't eve look the same.
 
2012-10-26 09:54:49 AM  
LET THE SKYFOE
WHEN IT CRUMBOWS
WE WILL STAND TOE
FACE IT OWE, TOGETHER

/mouf full owe marbowes Adawe
 
2012-10-26 09:56:14 AM  
Dr. No is the only Bond theme. All other songs are just introductions for the Dr. No theme. I can't understand how someone could claim to be a fan of the James Bond films and not know this.

Perhaps subby has only read the books prior to this?
 
2012-10-26 09:56:42 AM  

The Muthaship: It is awesome, and very "Bond". But, Live and Let Die is best.


Seconded. No offense to the singer or composer of this theme, but Sir Paul set the bar absurdly high.

Great job, though. I'm not an Adele fan, but this is an outstanding entry in the list of Bond themes.
 
2012-10-26 10:01:44 AM  
My Top 7:

1. "Goldfinger" theme(Shirley Bassey)
2. "Thunderball" theme(Tom Jones)
3. "Diamonds Are Forever" theme(SB)
4. "Live And Let Die" theme (Wings)
5. "The World Is Not Enough" theme(Garbage)
6. "Goldeneye" theme (Tina Turner)
7. "For Your Eyes" Only (Sheena Easton)

This "Skyfall" theme is quite good.
 
2012-10-26 10:04:16 AM  

degenerate-afro: Dr. No is the only Bond theme. All other songs are just introductions for the Dr. No theme. I can't understand how someone could claim to be a fan of the James Bond films and not know this.

Perhaps subby has only read the books prior to this?


Seeing that the name of the song is THE James Bond Theme... I can see where you are coming from and I agree. But when talking about Bond Movies. The individual movies have their own themes too. Just like a Bond Girl is the girl that helps Bond throughout the movie (No Mad0nna, just because you were in a Bond movie does not mean you are a Bond Girl!).
 
2012-10-26 10:06:01 AM  
That was OK but it felt like it was building to something that never developed.
 
2012-10-26 10:10:47 AM  
It's always bugged me that Portishead hasn't done a Bond theme. They seem like the perfect band.
 
2012-10-26 10:11:46 AM  
My favorites:
Live And Let Die
Tomorrow Never Dies
GoldenEye
Goldfinger
The Living Daylights
A View To A Kill
The World Is Not Enough
Die Another Day

That one with Jack White and Alicia Keys was horrendous.
 
2012-10-26 10:13:05 AM  
Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one. Picking a favorite is impossible at least for me.
 
2012-10-26 10:14:53 AM  
View to a Kill and Live and Let Die....not sure which is first and second but this one falls in with a bunch of other forgettable bond themes, not bad, just...more of the same
 
2012-10-26 10:15:42 AM  
Good return to the classic style of Bond theme. I like it and certainly think Adele has the pipes to sing it, especially after the abortion of a theme used inQuantum of Solace. As for the theme in Casino Royale, decent as a song, not good as a Bond theme.
 
2012-10-26 10:17:56 AM  

there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.


The one Madonna did.
 
2012-10-26 10:19:53 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.

The one Madonna did.


Die Another Day is ranked, in my book, as the worse of all Bond themes.
 
2012-10-26 10:19:53 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.

The one Madonna did.


Does that movie even qualify at all?
 
2012-10-26 10:22:32 AM  

yves0010: Dwight_Yeast: there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.

The one Madonna did.

Die Another Day is ranked, in my book, as the worse of all Bond themes.


No question about it.
 
2012-10-26 10:23:29 AM  

Tax Boy: [blogs.laweekly.com image 500x375]


This. I like Adele, but it will take a lot more than that to beat The Wold is Not Enough.
 
2012-10-26 10:25:22 AM  
 
2012-10-26 10:25:56 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.

The one Madonna did.


I forgot all about that one. It's easily the worst though Sheryl Crow's is pretty bad as well. It's like neither of them had seen a Bond film before.
 
2012-10-26 10:26:21 AM  
1. You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
2. The Living Daylights
3. Goldeneye
4. The World Is Not Enough
5. A View To A Kill
6. All Time High (Octopussy)
7. Licence To Kill
 
2012-10-26 10:26:29 AM  

yves0010: Seeing that the name of the song is THE James Bond Theme... I can see where you are coming from and I agree. But when talking about Bond Movies. The individual movies have their own themes too. Just like a Bond Girl is the girl that helps Bond throughout the movie (No Mad0nna, just because you were in a Bond movie does not mean you are a Bond Girl!).


If you are going to label something "the Greatest Bond theme ever", it had better be instantly recognizable by anyone as a Bond theme. As it stands currently, even people who have never watched a Bond movie know it's James Bond when Dr. No's theme starts playing. On the other hand, there are tons of people who have heard "Live and Let Die" or "The Living Daylights" that don't know those are James Bond theme songs. Meanwhile, even people who never saw "The World is not Enough", would know the song is a Bond theme song since it incorporates portions of Dr. No's theme into the song.
 
2012-10-26 10:27:21 AM  

Apos: yves0010: Dwight_Yeast: there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.

The one Madonna did.

Die Another Day is ranked, in my book, as the worse of all Bond themes.

No question about it.


That movie was the worse Bond movie ever made. I was screaming at the top of my lungs at the beginning thinking: "Just jump Bond! Damn it Jump! You have survived worse."

After I saw the opening, I knew it was going to be crap... well, that and Haley Barry was not that good in it either.
 
2012-10-26 10:32:19 AM  

degenerate-afro: If you are going to label something "the Greatest Bond theme ever", it had better be instantly recognizable by anyone as a Bond theme. As it stands currently, even people who have never watched a Bond movie know it's James Bond when Dr. No's theme starts playing. On the other hand, there are tons of people who have heard "Live and Let Die" or "The Living Daylights" that don't know those are James Bond theme songs. Meanwhile, even people who never saw "The World is not Enough", would know the song is a Bond theme song since it incorporates portions of Dr. No's theme into the song.


Your arguing for something we all know, but you don't seem to understand that when everyone else talks about bond themes they are speaking about every intro song other than what is known as the Bond Theme. You don't have waste your time posting about this, or trying to point out a technicality that you seem to be in the minority of people who care about official labels. The precedent is already set and you're not going to change it.
 
2012-10-26 10:33:37 AM  
Better singer better song
 
2012-10-26 10:40:40 AM  
Well, that was bland and forgettable. At least it was better than Jack White's version. *shudder*
 
2012-10-26 10:41:05 AM  

degenerate-afro: yves0010: Seeing that the name of the song is THE James Bond Theme... I can see where you are coming from and I agree. But when talking about Bond Movies. The individual movies have their own themes too. Just like a Bond Girl is the girl that helps Bond throughout the movie (No Mad0nna, just because you were in a Bond movie does not mean you are a Bond Girl!).

If you are going to label something "the Greatest Bond theme ever", it had better be instantly recognizable by anyone as a Bond theme. As it stands currently, even people who have never watched a Bond movie know it's James Bond when Dr. No's theme starts playing. On the other hand, there are tons of people who have heard "Live and Let Die" or "The Living Daylights" that don't know those are James Bond theme songs. Meanwhile, even people who never saw "The World is not Enough", would know the song is a Bond theme song since it incorporates portions of Dr. No's theme into the song.


That is why, when I listed my Bond Themes, The Bond Theme from Dr No is listed as #1. It is the original and the best Bond Theme only because it is his, James Bond's, theme and plays in every movie.

I have been watching Bond since I was a kid. It is my favorite movie series of all time. I own all the Bond movies and watch them on a regular basis. If it were not for those movies, being stuck in the hospital and the week after recovering due to a car accident when I was 10, would of sucked.
 
2012-10-26 10:41:34 AM  
Hmmm...tough one

1. "Goldfinger"
2. "You Only Live Twice"
3. "Nobody Does It Better" (the theme song to "The Spy Who Loved Me")
4. Original Theme to "Dr. No" (which of course became the ironic James Bond theme)
5. "For Your Eyes Only" (Sheena Easton near her absolute sexiest, RRRRRRRRRRRRROWRRRRRRRRRRR)

"Thunderball" was too over the top for me.
 
2012-10-26 10:41:39 AM  
The "James Bond Theme" is NOT the theme song for "Dr. No"!!!!

Usually when people talk about James Bond themes, it's the song that is played over the opening credits. This would make the theme song from "Dr. No" to be "Three Blind Mice" and not the "James Bond Theme" that we all know and love.

....and would put Three Blind Mice under Madonna's song...just barely, on the technicality that the James Bond format hadn't been fully baked yet.
 
2012-10-26 10:42:43 AM  
For a minute there, I thought the article was about Adele being the new Bond girl.

/shudders
 
2012-10-26 10:43:10 AM  

WhippingBoy: For a minute there, I thought the article was about Adele being the new Bond girl.

/shudders


Fixed
 
2012-10-26 10:46:17 AM  

Rwa2play: Hmmm...tough one

1. "Goldfinger"
2. "You Only Live Twice"
3. "Nobody Does It Better" (the theme song to "The Spy Who Loved Me")
4. Original Opening Theme to "Dr. No" (which of course became the ironic James Bond theme)
5. "For Your Eyes Only" (Sheena Easton near her absolute sexiest, RRRRRRRRRRRRROWRRRRRRRRRRR)

"Thunderball" was too over the top for me.


FTFM. "Die Another Day" was crap.
 
2012-10-26 10:46:38 AM  

The Muthaship: It is awesome, and very "Bond". But, Live and Let Die is best.


agreed
 
2012-10-26 10:48:14 AM  
On Her Majesty's Secret Service. All instrumental.
 
2012-10-26 10:49:10 AM  

yves0010: Dwight_Yeast: there4igraham: Bond films always have a solid title theme. I'm having a hard time thinking of a bad one.

The one Madonna did.

Die Another Day is ranked, in my book, as the worse of all Bond themes.


That and "Never Say Never Again." Two songs that seemed forced IMHO.
 
2012-10-26 10:50:37 AM  
Ok, I approve. Not the greatest (Goldfinger, Thunderball are better IMO) but Adele can belt out a tune. And she's young, so hopefully she can keep this up for a few decades.
 
2012-10-26 10:52:00 AM  

Angry Buddha: It's no "Die Another Day", but ok.

Top five Bond theme songs in order of release (coincidence?):

1. Another Way to Die (from QoS) - Jack White & Alicia Keys
2. Goldeneye - Tina Turner
3. A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
2. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
1. Original Theme from Dr. No - John Barry Orchestra


Wrong, wrong, wrongity wrong. Throw that one into the trash heap with Madonna's "Die Another Day".
 
2012-10-26 10:52:22 AM  
No bad, and a great voice, but my favorite is still Casino Royale (by Burt Bacharach) or You Only Live Twice if you only include "real" Bond films.
 
2012-10-26 10:53:03 AM  

enry: Ok, I approve. Not the greatest (Goldfinger, Thunderball are better IMO) but Adele can belt out a tune. And she's young, so hopefully she can keep this up for a few decades.


No. You only get to do a Bond theme once.
 
2012-10-26 10:55:43 AM  
The best James Bond theme by far was A View To a Kill and Live or Let Die was pretty good also. Any arguments to the contrary come from hipster douchebags with shabby tastes too ignorant to know any better.

//"Bon. Simon Le Bon."
 
2012-10-26 10:55:53 AM  

WhippingBoy: enry: Ok, I approve. Not the greatest (Goldfinger, Thunderball are better IMO) but Adele can belt out a tune. And she's young, so hopefully she can keep this up for a few decades.

No. You only get to do a Bond theme once.


Uh, no. Shirley Bassey did the theme songs for "Diamonds Are Forever", "Goldfinger" and "Moonraker"

So, Adele could do a couple of more if she were asked to.
 
2012-10-26 10:56:21 AM  
Never Say Never Again isn't bad it's just completely forgettable.

I don't get all the hate for Another Way To Die. Quantum of Solace sucked but the opening sequence is one of the best.
 
2012-10-26 10:56:32 AM  

Rhypskallion: Man with the Golden Gun.
Album version of Living Daylights Link The producers thought this was too hardcore for the film.
Diamonds are Forever.
Live and Let Die.
Goldeneye. (Thunderball inspired).


a-ha's "The Living Daylights" and Gladys Knight's "License to Kill" are often overlooked.
 
2012-10-26 10:57:02 AM  

Rwa2play: WhippingBoy: enry: Ok, I approve. Not the greatest (Goldfinger, Thunderball are better IMO) but Adele can belt out a tune. And she's young, so hopefully she can keep this up for a few decades.

No. You only get to do a Bond theme once.

Uh, no. Shirley Bassey did the theme songs for "Diamonds Are Forever", "Goldfinger" and "Moonraker"

So, Adele could do a couple of more if she were asked to.


Well, that's just embarrassing...
 
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