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Best Bond Song?
« on: January 06, 2007, 07:17:09 PM »
My personal fav is the John Barry Bond theme song from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It was gritty and old fashioned.

I don't know if this is a guilty pleasure, but I also liked the Duran Duran - View to a Kill song.

You can get the complete list here, half way down the page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_music#Main_title_themes
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2007, 07:21:46 PM »
There's a few that I like:  Tom Jones on Thunderball, Matt Munro on From Russia with Love, Sheryl Crowe's Tomorrow Never Dies and Garbarge's The World is Not Enough.  I think the Bond theme should be kinda bombastic, none of that slow stuff like Carly Simon.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2007, 08:33:46 PM »
  There have been several good ones, but Bassey rules!!!  Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever both have those big finishes that just say "Bring on the movie!!"


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 11:39:32 PM »
Said it in the Best Bond Movie thread: Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the Shirley Bassey version.
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2007, 12:49:16 AM »
A view to a kill by Duran Duran  ;D


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007, 08:56:55 AM »
A view to a kill by Duran Duran  ;D

Its a weird song, but I like it.

It goes from a cool Bond song into a gay, 80's chorus and then back again. It's all good.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2007, 10:20:58 AM »
I was thinking about creating a poll about this, but I already created one poll with 22 choices.

My vote goes to Garbage (and David Arnold) in The World Is Not Enough. Honorable mentions for From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, A View To A Kill, A-Ha in The Living Daylights, and, yes, Sheryl Crow in Tomorrow Never Dies.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2007, 10:25:20 AM »
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How about Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney, and covered many years later by GN'R?! It was the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2007, 10:27:14 AM »
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How about Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney, and covered many years later by GN'R?!

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Maybe if it was the GNR cover. Paul McCartney is the wrong guy to be singing about giving the other guy hell. Anyway, shouldn't Live And Let Die have had a theme by, I dunno, a black artist? Not Wings anyway.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2007, 10:46:35 AM »
"You Only Live Twice" by Nancy Sinatra ... so sumptuous.  The John Barry theme is an excellent nod as well, the only JB soundtrack I own.  Do you know how Christmas trees are grown?


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2007, 10:49:52 AM »
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How about Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney, and covered many years later by GN'R?! It was the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

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Which made for a great "live only" parody for Weird Al: Chicken Pot Pie.

I just watched Die Another Day for the first time yesterday. Boy does that Madonna song suck.
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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2007, 01:40:20 PM »
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How about Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney, and covered many years later by GN'R?! It was the first James Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

-Rude

Which made for a great "live only" parody for Weird Al: Chicken Pot Pie.

I just watched Die Another Day for the first time yesterday. Boy does that Madonna song suck.

And otherwise the opening credits sequence is pretty cool. So sad.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2007, 10:03:23 PM »
I think all the James Bond theme songs are pretty good to great... except for Goldeneye, The world is not enough and Die another day, they are Mediocre at best.


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2007, 11:02:30 PM »
three that i like, live and let die, goldfinger, and you only live twice. 

However best bond/not bond song has to be the theme to metal gear solid three.  TOTALLY a bond ripoff and a great song besides. 


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Re: Best Bond Song?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2007, 11:44:40 PM »
No, THIS is the best bond/not bond song. :^)

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