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Bond Songs Through The Decades
For your ears only from Dr. No to Skyfall

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Thunderball

Track: "Thunderball"

Sung by: Tom Jones

A brief early Bond-theme trend: The Welsh Connection. Following Cardiff’s favourite daughter Bassey, here’s the Rhondda Valley’s Tom “Bloody” Jones. A more raucus vocalist than Matt Monro, he strikes like Thunderball, and fields underwear like nobody else. Johnny Cash’s submission was rejected, presumably because it sounds like a Frankie Laine Western theme from circa 1957.

 

 

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1
Rhondda not Rhonda. Needed saying. More

Posted by gwd80 on Monday October 15, 2012, 22:25

2
'Another Way to Die' was pretty damn good thought...can't understand why it's universally detested. Didn't like 'You Know My Name' when it appeared on this site years ago but over the years it's become one of my favourites. Still can't beat 'A View to a Kill'. I hate DuranDuran too. Not impressed with Skyfall...too many lyrics rhyming with 'fall' More

Posted by Rogue on Wednesday October 10, 2012, 20:03

3 You lot are all philistines
if you think the new song is unmemorable. It's what they call an instant classic. More

Posted by badsanta on Wednesday October 10, 2012, 01:39

4 Tomorrow it will be better
There is a much better (and as far as I've read discarded by the Bond people) theme for Tomorrow Never Dies. Apparently EON loved the track but wanted Sheryl Crow to sing it - to which the originating band said: No! Hence we got _that_ Sheryl song and not this Swan Lee version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiTOV6Nu0iw More

Posted by Xyne on Tuesday October 9, 2012, 19:10

5 Wishy-washy
This is not memorable at all, or a grower. I personally like Chris Cornell's 'You Know my Name' and I liked Jack White's 'Another Way to Die'. Of the olds I like 'A View to a Kill' and 'Live and Let Die'. More

Posted by Miss_Sushi on Tuesday October 9, 2012, 17:20

6 Re: " 2 Memorable? After hearing Skyfall, can anybody actually remember any of it (except for the actual bond theme underneath it)? The lyrics are empty and soggy, completely devoid of character or wit. The song is just a trail of forgettable motifs
Are you mad? This is EPIC! More

Posted by badsanta on Tuesday October 9, 2012, 01:50

7 Awful
QOS theme - Hated it then and hate it now. Just pips Madonna's for the worst one yet. More

Posted by bretty on Monday October 8, 2012, 18:02

8 Memorable?
After hearing Skyfall, can anybody actually remember any of it (except for the actual bond theme underneath it)? The lyrics are empty and soggy, completely devoid of character or wit. The song is just a trail of forgettable motifs and cringeworthy lines. I am afraid that no matter how good the film could be, i will always be dreading sitting through this steaming pile of average (by today's standards), be it in the cinema or on DVD. An unforgivable miss from EON and Adele. More

Posted by RyanShanks on Monday October 8, 2012, 14:16

9 RE: Downfall
it brings a serious reality to life......................... More

Posted by samortan on Monday October 8, 2012, 11:27

10 Downfall
I love Adele, but her voice isn't strong enough for this song. Not terribly well sung either. Listen to Diamonds are forever or Nobody does it better. Classy and iconic. Still the films attached to these songs were great too. More

Posted by Sue Scott on Sunday October 7, 2012, 16:36

11 Quantum of something
I actually like the Jack White / Alicia Keys duet. I know it's not a popular opinion but it's catchy, a little bit more rock'n roll than usual... I don't understand why people hate it. I do understand why people hate Madonna's Die Another Day though. Or Madonna's whole singing / acting career for that matter. Best Bond song ever ? That would be We Have All the Time in the World and apparently that's the last thing Louis Armstrong ever recorded... More

Posted by Toursiveu on Sunday October 7, 2012, 11:38

12 Casino royale
The one that grew on me the most. Anyone else? More

Posted by claudemg on Saturday October 6, 2012, 13:47

13 The Spy Who Loved Me
Bit of bush... More

Posted by Charles B. Potatoes on Saturday October 6, 2012, 13:25

14
Clang, clanga-a-lang-a-lang-a-lang-a-lang-a-lang... More

Posted by bradthunder on Saturday October 6, 2012, 07:46

15 MTV type stuff
Would have much rather seen the footage from the films as the songs unwind, not the artists............can understand why Adele had none but not the rest More

Posted by DustyOR on Saturday October 6, 2012, 02:44

16
Duran Duran had already split into their side projects before A View to a Kill. Also, Carly Simon has never had a #1 here. And only You're so Vain went to #1 in the USA. I wonder, seeing as they've criticised it here, if Empire have mentioned them proclaiming Die Another Day as the "Best Bond Ever" on the cover when it was released. More

Posted by Marcus Brody on Friday October 5, 2012, 22:55

17 What Empire should do next...
...as a Bond feature. Take a look at all the gun barrel openings through the series. From first three Bob Simmons, to Sean Connery almost tipping over. To Pierce Brosnan shooting stupid cgi-bullet THROUGH the gun barrel - just as idiotic as the rest of the Die Another Day - to Danny Graig running and almost forgetting to shoot at the end of Quantum. Review all of them and give stars! More

Posted by Pelle on Friday October 5, 2012, 19:14

18 dull
after all the hype, maximum dullness More

Posted by lonelybhoy on Friday October 5, 2012, 15:19

19
Madonna and Lulu the 2 worst ever. Moonraker ain't a good 1 either. Surprised Skyfall is good, despite being by Adele. For Your Eyes Only and Licence To Kill and You Know My Name are my faves More

Posted by christurner1 on Friday October 5, 2012, 14:56

20 Moonraker
Sort it out Empire. Drax intended to wipe the population of Earth using a poison gas that would prserve animals and plant-life. Nothing to do with nukes. Sort it arrrtttt!!! More

Posted by DancingClown on Friday October 5, 2012, 08:17

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