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Best Bond Song?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Oct 5, 2012.

Best Bond Song

  1. "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey

    32 vote(s)
  2. "Thunderball" by Tom Jones

    1 vote(s)
  3. "You Only Live Twice" by Nancy Sinatra

    2 vote(s)
  4. "Live and Let Die" by Paul and Linda McCartney

    13 vote(s)
  5. "Nobody Does it Better" by Carly Simon

    15 vote(s)
  6. "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran

    8 vote(s)
  7. "GoldenEye" by Tina Turner

    4 vote(s)
  8. "Diamonds Are Forever" by Shirley Bassey

    4 vote(s)
  9. "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell (Casino Royale)

    4 vote(s)
  10. "Skyfall" by Adele

    2 vote(s)
  11. other - please specify

    9 vote(s)
  1. Yehudi

    Yehudi Snarks about Volchkova with love

    Hard to choose. I love Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger and Living Daylights.

    ETA: The Adele song does bring back Shirley Bassey memories.
  2. aliceanne

    aliceanne Well-Known Member

    I picked Goldfinger because it was the first Bond movie I ever saw. I was pretty young, but I thought the special effects were neat and all of the double entendres such as "Pussy Galore" went right over my head.

    There have been so many Bonds and the books were so formulaic I've lost track since then. Ian Fleming must have written a lot of them because those movies have been coming out for about 60 years.
  3. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    Quantum was on last night, so I gave another listen to Jack White and Alicia Keys - it's different from most of the other Bond songs for sure, and maybe one has to be a fan of Jack White's larger body of work to appreciate what he's done here, but I like it :)
  4. Susan1

    Susan1 Well-Known Member

    I picked View to a Kill. I just loved the song anyway. #2 would be Live and Let Die because I love Paul McCartney, and at both concerts, they set off fire works during the song (scared everybody to death even though we knew it was coming!).

    And on a related note, one time our rink did a medley of James Bond theme songs for part of the spring show. And those of old enough to know the songs were singing along.
  5. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    I went for View to a Kill too.

    I must be one of the only people who quite likes Jack White and Alicia Keys' song.
  6. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    There aren't. Fleming died in the mid-sixties and he didn't actually write THAT many Bond books. Some of the movies are based on short stories, several have nothing to do with the books, and "The Spy Who Loved Me" was such an awful book Fleming himself refused to sell anything other than the title so the film plot is 100% different. Sometimes they repeated plots (I'm trying to remember which later film is literally a carbon copy of "Thunderball".) I don't think any of the Pierce Brosnan films were based on books or stories (though GoldenEye is named after Fleming's house), and while Casino Royale is one of the most faithful adaptations they've ever done, "Quantum of Solace" just took the title from a short story (which TV Tropes accurate describes as "James Bond goes to a dinner party with boring people where nothing happens") and "Skyfall" is unrelated.
  7. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    I was housesitting about 20 years ago, and read all of Fleming's Bond books because they were in the library at the house. The one that really struck me was "Moonraker", because the movie had to be so updated. Plus that whole "jaws" thing. Really hated that movie. But, yep big differences in many of the stories.

    One of the reasons I loved the new "Casino Royal" so much, is that it was true to the books. Bond got beat up a whole heck of a lot more in the books than he ever did in the movies.

    Yep, just like a lot of series, movie or TV, you run out of source material ans have to invent new stories.
  8. skipaway

    skipaway Well-Known Member

    Ok, flame suit on...I find the music of Skyfall dirge like and boring (not unlike other Bond themes) so very recognizable as a Bond Movie theme. The lyrics are sophomoric with the rhyming forced. Adele has a beautiful voice, no doubt about it, but this is not one of her best.
  9. znachki

    znachki Active Member

    No flame from me, I agree with you.
  10. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

    My favourite is You Only Live Twice

    In the UK at the moment, they are showing the Bond films around the clock all day and every day on one of the film channels in the run up to the release of Skyfall. Its really good.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012
  11. Anderson2100

    Anderson2100 Banned Member

    These are all good songs i like these songs but i mostly like to listen fast music songs because you can remove your loneliness and bore by listening fast songs....
  12. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

    I love Golden Eye it's my favorite of all Bond songs. I also like The World is Not Enough and Tomorrow Never Dies. Brosnan Bond error had the best songs!
  13. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

    I can't believe you didn't include Madonna's "Die Another Day". :drama:

    I'd say "Diamonds Are Forever" by there were many other good ones.

    "Skyfall" is atrocious. It represents everything about music that I detest. Predictable, bland, dated, not taking any risks. "Big generic movie theme 101". /vomit
  14. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

  15. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    Just listened to Skyfall. Not one of the bests, kind of weird, but then again a lot of the Bond themes don't actually make any sense at all if you listen to them too closely.
  16. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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