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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:23 PM

Best James Bond theme song other than Goldfinger?

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Reply Best James Bond theme song other than Goldfinger? (Original post)
Orrex Jan 2013 OP
TheMightyFavog Jan 2013 #1
Orrex Jan 2013 #20
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2013 #28
1monster Jan 2013 #2
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #22
a kennedy Jan 2013 #35
LiberalElite Jan 2013 #3
DFW Jan 2013 #27
Glorfindel Jan 2013 #36
Paladin Jan 2013 #42
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 #4
Enrique Jan 2013 #6
nolabear Jan 2013 #21
Orrex Jan 2013 #23
nolabear Jan 2013 #33
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 #44
Grantuspeace Jan 2013 #16
eShirl Jan 2013 #5
aint_no_life_nowhere Jan 2013 #7
TheMightyFavog Jan 2013 #10
dogknob Jan 2013 #11
A Simple Game Jan 2013 #12
harmonicon Jan 2013 #8
pokerfan Jan 2013 #9
Orrex Jan 2013 #18
pokerfan Jan 2013 #24
edbermac Jan 2013 #13
monmouth3 Jan 2013 #43
applegrove Jan 2013 #14
Orrex Jan 2013 #17
TheMightyFavog Jan 2013 #25
Aristus Jan 2013 #15
Hayabusa Jan 2013 #31
AgainsttheCrown Jan 2013 #19
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #26
tonekat Jan 2013 #29
Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2013 #30
WilmywoodNCparalegal Jan 2013 #32
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #34
ceile Jan 2013 #37
NNN0LHI Jan 2013 #38
Glassunion Jan 2013 #39
El Supremo Jan 2013 #40
MrScorpio Jan 2013 #41

Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:25 PM

1. Skyfall

Nobody Does It Better
Diamonds Are Forever
A View To A Kill

All are good candidates.

Worst Bond song?

(Tie) For Your Eyes Only (Proof Sheena Easton was sleeping with the producer.) and The Man With the Golden Gun

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:52 PM

20. I think that Die Another Day is actually the worst

But For Your Eyes Only at least as the overall "vibe" of a Bond themesong. Still not the greatest, though...


on edit: actually, I heard Skyfall on the radio again tonight, which is what made me want to post this question. I'm not a big fan of Adele, but that's a great Bond song.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:54 AM

28. Daniel Craig said he cried the first time he heard Skyfall n/t

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:25 PM

2. For Your Eyes Only...

Can't think of any other theme songs.

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Response to 1monster (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:03 PM

22. I agree

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Response to 1monster (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:28 PM

35. Ditto to For Your Eyes Only.... and love Sheena Easton....

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:28 PM

3. You Only Live Twice

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:51 AM

27. That was mine, too, but I haven't seen them all. n/t

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:34 PM

36. Yes...by far my favorite

Even better than "Goldfinger."

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 09:15 AM

42. That's The Best Of Them All. (nt)

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:32 PM

4. Live and Let Die

 

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

6. disqualified for a terrible line

"...if this ever-changing world in which we live in..."

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Response to Enrique (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:53 PM

21. I thought it was "in which we're livin'"

Still gets my vote. And I love the movie, purely for the kitschy goodness of Geoffrey Holder. I used to have a huge crush on him. I love a basso profundo.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:04 PM

23. I think that it might have the all-time worst Bond villain death, though

Inflatable Whisper? Puh-lease!

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Response to Orrex (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:58 PM

33. LOL! True dat. But Baron Samedi? Mah-velous.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:37 PM

44. Is it "in which we live in"

or "in which we're livin'"?





'Scuse me while I kiss this guy...

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:40 PM

16. Best by far!! n/t

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 08:51 PM

5. The Spy Who Loved Me

ok, technically the actual song title is "Nobody Does it Better"

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:02 PM

7. I always liked the theme from Thunderball

It kind of has that feeling of dangerous intrigue like Goldfinger.



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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:21 PM

10. Tom Jones passed out at the end of that note...

That's dedication to your craft.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:51 PM

11. Saw him do it live once.

Phenomenal.

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:00 PM

12. Second that opinion. Probably my favorite Bond movie.

I was at the right age when it came out.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:07 PM

8. You have to ask?

A View to a Kill!! Duran Duran!!

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 09:11 PM

9. Live and Let Die

which is actually #1.

1. Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings
2. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
3. Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
4. A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
5. Skyfall - Adele
6. You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
7. Diamonds are Forever - Shirley Bassey
8. The World is Not Enough - Garbarge
9. For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
10. Thunderball - Tom Jones

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 PM

18. Is that your list? If so, cool.

If you yanked it pre-made from somewhere online, then you're a stinky cheating stinker.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:21 PM

24. I modified it from three different lists

I've seen all the films but not all the songs were fresh in my head.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:09 PM

13. On Her Majesty's Secret Service, not a song but a great instrumental score.

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Response to edbermac (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:37 AM

43. That was wonderful...n/t

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:34 PM

14. "Nobody Does It Better" from the Spy Who Loved Me.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:47 PM

17. Yeah, that's my vote

Not to fond of A View to a Kill, both because the song doesn't thrill me and because the movie was such crap, but people seem to like it.

Live and Let Die is great, but weirdly enough I don't usually think of it as a Bond song.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:36 PM

25. But you had to admit, Zorin was a great villian

Christopher Walken was fucking perfect.

However it featured Grace Jones as a Bond Girl.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:35 PM

15. Nobody else has posted this one yet: "Tomorrow Never Dies".

One of the best Bond songs, IMO. First of all: Sheryl Crowe! Hello! Second: it has all the elements a really good Bond song should have: anger, despair, resignation; and the lyrics are disturbingly literal:

"Darling, I'm killed.
I'm in a puddle on the floor.
Waiting for you to return."


It closes out with Crowe's fading voice, and a twangy Bond-esque guitar riff, played very slowly...

Also, special mention for "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell. No other Bond song rocks harder than this. It opens with the same descending chord progression as "Goldfinger", but increased to breathtaking speed...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:25 AM

31. You Know My Name

in my opinion, really fits the Craig version of Bond and it's a damn good song in its own right.

As for the best Bond song never written, I'd have to go with "Snake Eater" from Metal Gear Solid 3. It seriously fits as a theme for a Bond movie.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:50 PM

19. I'll second Tomorrow Never Dies as one of the best...

I really love all the recent ones (90's to now)...except Die Another Day. It was by far the worst theme song of all and the only one I can't listen to. That includes Never Say Never Again if you want to count it...

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:29 AM

26. Back to basics: Vic Flick playing his famous Clifford Essex Paragon Deluxe is all you need to know

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:01 AM

29. Anything but Live and Let Die

Just too disjointed the way it goes from ballad to orchestrated action stuff, then hokey music hall.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:27 AM

30. From Russia with Love

The opening credit version without the vocals.



Skyfall is actually a pretty good runner up.
Live and let die makes me cringe.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:26 AM

32. A View to a Kill

by none other than Duran Duran. Still kicks ass.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:46 PM

34. "We Have All the Time in the World"- On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

-It's not a fan fave, nor a showstopper..but it stays with you. And it's performed by Louis Armstrong. That whole film has a great score.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:13 PM

37. View to a Kill



Followed by The Living Daylights

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:48 PM

39. For Your Eyes Only.

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:11 PM

40. You Only Live Twice

Better than Goldfinger

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Response to Orrex (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:48 AM

41. This Remix of OHMSS

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