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2012-10-26 01:37:38 PM  

MayoSlather: I like the Chris Cornell one, but it lacks the subtle enigmatic tone of Skyfall, which admittedly is more apt for a Bond theme.


I really like that cornell song too....and it does have that special bond theme feel to it.
 
2012-10-26 01:44:41 PM  
She pronounces things weird:

"Let the skyfoal
When it crumboes"
 
2012-10-26 01:48:10 PM  
I like "Diamonds are Forever" and "You Only Live Twice" better, but this is up there. Adele is pretty awesome.
 
2012-10-26 01:49:52 PM  
My votes go to "For Your Eyes Only" and "A View to a Kill".
 
2012-10-26 01:57:03 PM  
I don't understand all the love for "Goldfinger"
The instrumental part is nice but Shirley Bassie sounds like she's in labor.
 
2012-10-26 02:15:36 PM  

JRaynor: I don't understand all the love for "Goldfinger"
The instrumental part is nice but Shirley Bassie sounds like she's in labor.


She was so much better singing "Diamonds Are Forever".
 
2012-10-26 02:23:27 PM  
I love her voice, but this does not come close to some of her work on 21.
The modulation down from the top note of the chorus is not good at all.
Her style is starting to feel like affectation.

/goldfinger.
 
2012-10-26 02:28:41 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: The only other current group I could see doing a Bond theme well would be the Arctic Monkeys. Their cover of Diamonds Are Forever was awesome.


Check out Hybrid. They'd be perfect.
 
2012-10-26 02:29:02 PM  
The Skyfall theme is bad. It tries too hard to be a bond theme and fails miserably
 
2012-10-26 02:37:17 PM  

theurge14: LET THE SKYFOE
WHEN IT CRUMBOWS
WE WILL STAND TOE
FACE IT OWE, TOGETHER

/mouf full owe marbowes Adawe


You forgot the runs.

LET THE SKYFAOOEOEOEOEOOEOEEE
WHEN IT CRUMBOWOOWOWOOWOWOWSSSSS
WE WILL STAND TOE
FACE IT OWE, TOGEEEEETHER
 
2012-10-26 02:49:17 PM  
Kinda off topic, but I noticed the 007 Legends on Steam.

From Steam's description:

"Play as James Bond in classic roles such as:

Moonraker
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Die Another Day
License to Kill
Goldfinger
Skyfall"

Moonraker and Die Another Day already have me turned off from even looking at this game. Tomorrow Never Dies, The Living Daylights, Thunderball, The Man With the Golden Gun, Diamonds Are Forever ... better choices than those two.
 
2012-10-26 03:02:10 PM  

degenerate-afro: 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


I put "Skyfall" on in the car for my wife, stopped it after about 5 seconds, asked her what it was. "James Bond theme?" she guessed.

Skyfall is a GREAT theme. Classic, recognizable, catchy. Anyone who think "The World is Not Enough" is even close to this is smoking something. It's been decades since we've had a theme some this great.
 
2012-10-26 03:06:19 PM  
It certainly sounds like a James Bond theme should. I have high hopes for Skyfall because Quantum of Solace blew.
 
2012-10-26 03:16:54 PM  
No love for Carly Simon and "Spy Who Loved Me"?

View to a Kill is still pretty good too.
 
2012-10-26 03:18:05 PM  
Casino Royale. You Know My Name.
Fractals and guns, biatches.


THISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHIS

Skyfall is nice, but God how Casino Royale gets the blood up...

/"the coldest blood runs through my veins, YOU KNOW MY NAME"
 
2012-10-26 03:25:41 PM  
Skyfall is OK, but for me it's missing the passion that Goldfinger and Live and Let Die had. Both of those tunes got you pumped up before you even saw the first frame of the movie. Skyfall is nice, but a little too polite for me. When I think of Bond I think of the only man in the world who can finish this mission. When I think of the Skyfall tune, I think how much better Amy Winehouse could have done it (the early Winehouse, not the addicted Winehouse) or other singers.

Since Dark Knight, everyone is making moves about anti-heroes. This new Bond certainly qualifies (he's not nearly as witty as previous Bonds). He needed an anti-heroic singer for his theme music. Adele is too much a lady.
 
2012-10-26 03:34:52 PM  

skrat211: Since Dark Knight, everyone is making moves about anti-heroes


Royale was before TDK. About the wittyness, I really hope he and Q work well on screen together. That is definitely something to be excited about.
 
2012-10-26 03:35:08 PM  

skrat211: Adele is too much a lady.


We get it, she's fat
 
2012-10-26 03:36:46 PM  
Live And Let Die
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Know My Name
and A View To A Kill even if its totally '80s because fark you its 'timeless' to those of us who grew up in that decade
 
2012-10-26 03:37:31 PM  
Oh, and a bonus nod to We Have All The Time In The World.
 
2012-10-26 03:44:56 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Kinda off topic, but I noticed the 007 Legends on Steam.

From Steam's description:

"Play as James Bond in classic roles such as:

Moonraker
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Die Another Day
License to Kill
Goldfinger
Skyfall"

Moonraker and Die Another Day already have me turned off from even looking at this game.
Tomorrow Never Dies, The Living Daylights, Thunderball, The Man With the Golden Gun, Diamonds Are Forever ... better choices than those two.


That stupid laser pistol was worthless. Unlimited ammo? Sure, but the rate of fire killed it.
 
2012-10-26 03:52:25 PM  
Agent Under Fire 2001 Don Veca "The James Bond Theme"
Nightfire 2002 Ed Lima, Jeff Tymoschuk "Nearly Civilized"
Everything or Nothing 2004 Sean Callery, Jeff Tymoschuk "Everything or Nothing"
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent 2004 Paul Oakenfold "If You're Gonna..."
Quantum of Solace 2008 Christopher Lennertz "When Nobody Loves You"
Blood Stone 2010 Richard Jacques "I'll Take It All"
007 Legends 2012 David Arnold, Kevin Kiner "Goldfinger"
 
2012-10-26 03:56:31 PM  
I'm also interested to see how Thomas Newman approaches the score.
 
2012-10-26 04:02:38 PM  
I got a soft spot for "You Only Live Twice".

Other than that, "You Know My Name", "The World Is Not Enough", "View to a Kill", "Live and Let Die", all good 'uns.

"Die Another Day" sucks.
 
2012-10-26 04:17:58 PM  
THAT'S A HUGE BIATCH!
 
2012-10-26 04:29:34 PM  
No real order, but my fans:

Goldeneye
The World is Not Enough
A View to a Kill
Goldfinger
 
2012-10-26 04:56:59 PM  

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


Without a doubt - Shirley Manson and "The World is Not Enough" is far better.. if not the best.
 
2012-10-26 05:48:26 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: No real order, but my fans:

Goldeneye
The World is Not Enough
A View to a Kill
Goldfinger


Grand_Moff_Joseph: No real order, but my fans:

Goldeneye
The World is Not Enough
A View to a Kill
Goldfinger


Those are great, but my favorites are Diamonds are Forever and You Only Live Twice.
 
2012-10-26 05:49:24 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Best song from any Bond film isn't a theme song, it's Louis Armstrong's last masterpiece, "We Have All the Time in the World" from OHMSS.


Six_By_Nine: I got a soft spot for "You Only Live Twice".


Check out this version.

Propellerheads - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 

It's a mashup of 3 or 4 different themes.
 
2012-10-26 06:35:02 PM  
LOVES the vocals
LOVES the drums
LOVES the orchestra

hates the backup singers.
 
2012-10-26 07:27:15 PM  
I will go with the Tomorrow Never Dies end credits, by K.D. Lang.
 
2012-10-26 07:27:47 PM  
For those listing anything other than Goldfinger as the best Bond theme song,

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-26 07:31:12 PM  
ctrl+f "sex mob"

This needs to be here.

The jazz band Sex Mob released an album of reimagined Bond themes called "Sex Mob Does Bond". Amazing album, highly recommended.
 
2012-10-26 07:48:45 PM  
Thunderball's is lame, stop putting it in your lists because you're wrong.
 
2012-10-26 08:03:06 PM  
I still think "You Know My Name" is the best theme. Haters are welcome.
 
2012-10-26 08:04:01 PM  

Aar1012: The Skyfall theme is bad. It tries too hard to be a bond theme and fails miserably


I agree. It's very 'paint by numbers'.

A vote for 'You Know My Name' here.
 
2012-10-26 08:17:24 PM  
Lyrics were hard to understand over the sound of the sandwich-eating.


//she's fat
 
2012-10-26 09:27:28 PM  
Adele is wonderful. Superbly talented. Despite all the misogynist prick teenagers ragging on her weight, she'll earn more in a month than they will in a lifetime.

But this Bond theme SUCKS.

1 minute 23 seconds before it picks up. Up until then, it's like a laxative ad.

Bond. Constipated Bond.

Wheel me out, Miss Moneypenny.

"Bond, pay special attention to this walker. We've made several modifications..."
 
2012-10-26 09:44:31 PM  
I listened to it. The piano opening is weak, but once Adele gets into it, it's quite good. I like the music from that point, too.

Is it the best? No.

1. Goldfinger
2. A View to A Kill
3. Goldeneye
4. The World Is Not Enough
5. You Only Live Twice
6. Live and Let Die

This one might fall somewhere between 4 and 5 if I listen to it a few more times.
 
2012-10-26 10:09:45 PM  
Just gonna leave this here ;)

Link
 
2012-10-26 10:10:51 PM  
there4igraham
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.

Part of it, I think, is that Jack White's and Alicia Key's voices are too similar. Two good tastes that cancel each other out. I would love to hear a theme song by either one individually.

Part of it is Fark's apparent hatred for Jack White, a hatred I consider irrational in the face of a prolific career of solid garage rock and the fact that he's one of the only actual guitarists left in mainstream music.

Joss Stone did a Bond theme for one of the games, but it was dreadful. Shame, too - she's got a great voice.

YMMV of course, but my recommendations to do a Bond theme:

The Heavy
Lhasa de Sala
 
2012-10-26 10:27:36 PM  

mjohnson71: I'm also interested to see how Thomas Newman approaches the score.


Really? The guy that did Short People?

JK, Thomas Newman is farking amazing.


Wellon Dowd: That's my problem with this song: she never belts it out.


That is absolutely correct. As another said, if the song had some payoff to all that setup, it would EASILY be among the absolute best.  Still good, though.
 
2012-10-26 10:30:02 PM  
Not bad but not my favourite.
Why does Adele's annunciation always sound like English is her second language?
 
2012-10-26 10:34:28 PM  

Fark Me To Tears: I listened to it. The piano opening is weak, but once Adele gets into it, it's quite good. I like the music from that point, too.

Is it the best? No.

1. Goldfinger
2. A View to A Kill
3. Goldeneye
4. The World Is Not Enough
5. You Only Live Twice
6. Live and Let Die

This one might fall somewhere between 4 and 5 if I listen to it a few more times.


Okay... I've purchased the single via iTunes. I've also re-listened to these other songs. I've moved Skyfall up to a tie with number 4 on my list. Bond themes usually sound even better in movie theaters (d'uh!), so I'll be interested to hear what this one sounds like there. (Yes, I'm going to pay to see the movie. It looks like it might be worth the price of a matinee ticket.)
 
2012-10-26 11:01:48 PM  
Goldfinger is tops, but Skyfall is very very good.
 
2012-10-26 11:08:34 PM  

Broom: Adele is wonderful. Superbly talented. Despite all the misogynist prick teenagers ragging on her weight, she'll earn more in a month than they will in a lifetime.

But this Bond theme SUCKS.

1 minute 23 seconds before it picks up. Up until then, it's like a laxative ad.

Bond. Constipated Bond.

Wheel me out, Miss Moneypenny.

"Bond, pay special attention to this walker. We've made several modifications..."


What makes it interesting is the same thing that made You Know My Name good. It takes one of the traditional Bond themes and composes a variation. For my money, I think Chris Cornell did a better job of it, though.
 
2012-10-27 12:39:40 AM  
the only good thing about View to a Kill was Tanya Roberts, the song was just Duran Duran phoning it in, and Christpher Walken doing a payhcheck flick.

A real Bond would have never farked Grace Nasty Ass Jones.
 
Skr
2012-10-27 12:42:13 AM  
Fark that screeching noise. Shirley Manson owns my heart. Plus she had a much better bond theme.
 
2012-10-27 12:47:10 AM  

mjohnson71: 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".


Still think this (Link) rejected theme should have been the one they used for QoS. Oh well.

I'd put "For Your Eyes Only" at #1. May be partially due to the fact that it was the first Bond movie I saw as a kid and remember watching it dozens of times. It's a great song and Sheena Easton was gorgeous, which is a plus.
 
2012-10-27 12:50:09 AM  

Hebalo: Anyone who think "The World is Not Enough" is even close to this is smoking something. It's been decades since we've had a theme some this great.


The World is not Enough is just one example. Goldfinger also reuses the theme from Dr. No. So does Goldeneye and Diamonds are Forever. Hey, look what they all have in common. They all use Dr. No to make their themes better and easily recognizable as a Bond theme.

You need to rethink what about this song makes you think it sounds like a classic Bond theme™. Perhaps it's because it is reusing cords from Dr. No.
 
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