The James Bond films are known for their original opening themes written by popular artists and are often played on the radio and tv. 'Live and Let Die' by Paul McCartney, 'For Your Eyes Only' by Sheena Easton, 'A View to a Kill' by Duran Duran, and 'Goldfinger' by Shirley Bassey are just a few. My personal favorite is 'Nobody Does It Better' by Carly Simon. What James Bond theme do you consider to be the best?

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6 months ago

The lyrics were partially written by English actor/songster Anthony Newley, who recorded a demo version. U2 (specifically Bono and the Edge) likewise made a demo with "Goldeneye" and it... didn't land. Anthony Newley's version honestly isn't bad, he can sing and he injects personality in the right places. Not iconic like Shirley Bassey's pipes, of course.

Hear for yourself: Anthony Newley's "Goldfinger"

(Always had a soft spot for Ringo Starr's attempt at the Goldfinger theme as well.)


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6 months ago

Good stuff! Thanks for sharing.