Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Matt Smith Set For Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
As Mr. Collins
No Matthew McConaughey For Magic Mike XXL
According to director Gregory Jacobs
New Trailer For The Judge
Judge, feuding and possible executioner
Doctor Strange Secures July 2016 Release Date
And it'll shoot in the UK...
Paranormal Activity 5 Pushed To 2015
And it's now called The Ghost Dimension
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 December 2011
Daniel Craig Talks Bond
Promises Skyfall better than Quantum
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Working with Mark Ronson on a tune

30 April 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  |  Source: BBC

submit to reddit

Amy Winehouse's name has been mentioned in connection with the Quantum of Solace theme tune since before it had a title or Bond girl. In fact, the rumours probably started before anyone working on the movie had even thought about the title song. But now, it seems, in a rare case of tabloid scuttlebutt proving true, she's actually in the running for the job.

Mark Ronson, Winehouse's regular producer, told the BBC that the singer has been approached and the pair have submitted a demo. "They asked Amy, and I think Amy said that if she did it, she'd want to do it with me. So hopefully something will come of it," he said. "The demo sounds like a James Bond theme, hopefully. But I don't know if it'll get used."

Ronson goes on to stress that he doesn't think the pair are the only people who've been approached and that this is far from a done deal. You can read more of the interview here.

We can definitely imagine this working. Ronson's style is very drums and brass, and Winehouse has got some powerful pipes when she's in form, so we can imagine the pair bringing an interesting twist to the traditional Bond lung-buster. What would you think of Winehouse singing the tune?

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Vaughn & Goldman In Debt To Miramax
Stardust writers sell new project
Exclusive: McKellen talks The Hobbit
Sir Ian on Tolkien... and Magneto

Your Comments

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
L: maffew L: ED-209 L: paul.mccluskey From what I've heard, Leona Lewis is apparently taking over. Oh God, please don't let that be true. o be fair to her, good song to sing - i doubt she could write one - her vocal range is stunning,e could do an excellent job of a bond theme - listen to the end of that bleeding love song, she reaches vocal heights of mariah carey and whitney houston which is a pretty rare thing these days. i'm pretty indifferent towards her, and i thi More

Posted by Scruffybobby at 17:36 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Give it to Sigur Ros to do... More

Posted by Heskin Radiophonic at 12:31 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Get Kate Bush to do it. More

Posted by Manchurian candidate at 12:07 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
L: ED-209 L: paul.mccluskey From what I've heard, Leona Lewis is apparently taking over. Oh God, please don't let that be true. o be fair to her, given a good song to sing - i doubt she could write one - her vocal range is stunning, and she could do an excellent job of a bond theme - listen to the end of that bleeding love song, she reaches vocal heights of mariah carey and whitney houston which is a pretty rare thing these days. i'm pretty indifferent towards her, and i think More

Posted by maffew at 12:02 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
If given the choice between Leona Lewis doing the tune or having one of those terrible synthesizer-heavy, soft-rock/electropop songs that are usually on at the end of late 80's/early 90's Van-Damme and Seagal films, I'm firmly with the latter.    You know the ones.  The kind of bilge that have lyrics about 'fighting for your' something or other and 'always believing in' this and that when 'the temperature's risin' baby!'  All delivered by a man with a badly fitting leat More

Posted by nicholsonsmhead at 11:36 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Damn it, can't they just use the Max Rebo band from of The Jedil bring in a whole new audience. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 11:26 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
L: paul.mccluskey From what I've heard, Leona Lewis is apparently taking over. sp; Oh God, please don't let that be true. More

Posted by ED-209 at 11:07 on 17 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
can't stand any noise that comes out of shitehouses ugly trap, hope she gets nowhere near a bond theme. her version of valerie is disgustingly bad. More

Posted by oscarthegrouch at 20:06 on 16 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Sheryl Crow Garbage Madonna Chris Cornell Amy Whinehouse seems like fairly natural progression to me.. its not like i] songs been performed by a 'legend' a-ha? lulu? i'm no fan of Amy, but i'm fairly sure she could belt out a decent bond theme. More

Posted by maffew at 17:56 on 15 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
From what I've heard, Leona Lewis is apparently taking over. More

Posted by paul.mccluskey at 17:30 on 15 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Damn! is she back on for this,     shit. I quite liked Winehouse's first and second albems but she's spent over a year becoming 'Any Wine-hose', and Mark Ronson is way over rated. My better idea would be Duffy, i hope thay change thier minds, or something happens to Amy. More

Posted by Dexter Morgan at 17:21 on 15 June 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
NONONONONONONO! She has a f*****g terrible voice, and should be pushed into a pit of bear traps. More

Posted by scarter2000 at 16:50 on 15 June 2008 | Report This Post

Amy should definately do the next bond song! She has an amazing voice which would suit a bond film perfectly. More

Posted by Willetts at 10:31 on 01 June 2008 | Report This Post

WINEHOUSE NO
She better not sing the song the f*cking whore More

Posted by ron07 at 11:48 on 20 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Worry not..... Winehouse's agent has come out today to say that she's nowhere near considering recording any tracks at the moment. It was also stated that it's VERY unlikely she'll record the song for Quantum of Solace:   news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1314848,00.html More

Posted by Walkerboy at 16:47 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Ronson's a terrible choice. All he can do is turn great songs into average remixes that sound like elevator muzak. The talentless prick is fucked unless the new Bond song i s going to be a cover version or they need someone to pretend to play the guitar while wearing sunglasses. He represents everything that is bad with the modern music industry. More

Posted by The Hooded Man at 16:42 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Not a fan of Whinehouse, I really don't get all the fuss about her. More

Posted by Tech_Noir at 16:17 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Madonna will be happy now knowing her song will no longer be the worst James Bond's theme. More

Posted by Ghidorah at 15:24 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Bring back DON BLACK!! More

Posted by Monkeyshaver at 15:07 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
L: alanp Is this the best they can come up with? Correct me if I am wrong but there are alot, and I can't stress this enough, more talented people working in the music industry; Muse or RadioHead for example. If not, then I believe the Bond song should be offered to those who have years of experience i.e. true legends of the bizz, not a couple of hacks who aren't good enough for the X-Factor. Sorry guys, it's a no! sp; Total Agreement with you. There is no way in hell sh More

Posted by livewire at 14:57 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Astrud Gilberto and Portishead rumors?
Ronson lighter -Shiter! In reply to the rhyming slang! More

Posted by sclark at 13:40 on 02 May 2008 | Report This Post

Astrud Gilberto and Portishead rumors?
I've been really disappointed in the Bond producers choice of singers and songs since the late 90's. A-Ha's: The Living Daylights was, in my opinion, the last good one. I think the problem occurred during the Brosnan era when Bond films looked to Hollywood for ideas whereas previously they had been the films on the cutting edge. Tina Turner and Garbage were interesting choices but the songs, lets face it, are already forgotten. Another Brosnan era issue was that all of the musicians chosen for t More

Posted by damiyann2 at 14:57 on 01 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: DON'T BE HATIN' ...
L: jimoakley666 L: the wordslinger Wow, a lot of harsh comments from Amy's fellow Brits ... why are you guys so down on her? I'm American, and the first time I heard "You Know I'm Know Good" I thought it sounded like the best James Bond theme I never heard. She even drops Roger Moore's name in the tune. Having her do a 007 title song is not only brilliant, but a no brainer. Seriously, why all the hating? www.thewordslinger.com//quote] Its because scum-bags like Winehouse, More

Posted by hawkeye10 at 11:38 on 01 May 2008 | Report This Post

RE: DON'T BE HATIN' ...
L: the wordslinger Wow, a lot of harsh comments from Amy's fellow Brits ... why are you guys so down on her? I'm American, and the first time I heard "You Know I'm Know Good" I thought it sounded like the best James Bond theme I never heard. She even drops Roger Moore's name in the tune. Having her do a 007 title song is not only brilliant, but a no brainer. Seriously, why all the hating? http://www.thewordslinger.com/ ts because scum-bags like Winehouse, Pete (also waaaa More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 11:30 on 01 May 2008 | Report This Post

Thought this a great idea BEFORE announcement...
I was in my car listening to her CD, particularly the second track and I thought her voice and the throw back, scratchy LP, smoky British small time Jazz club feel of the album reminded me of Shirley Bassey. In no way do I think Winehouse has the chops of Bassey, but it reminded me of the same Goldfinger flavor. I said "Hmmm...she might make a nice Bond song if they bring it (theme son)g back to that style." You can imagine my surprise when I read this story =). I hope she does it. With her st More

Posted by Dozer at 22:36 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
The most hideous creation to be associated with the Bond franchise since Grace Jones. Still, if she can stay alive long enough she might be able to turn in a decent song. More

Posted by Bowl of Wrong at 20:38 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Despite her blatant stupidity, she's got talent. It'll harken back to the Shirley Bassey days too. More

Posted by John Firth at 20:10 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

What about Pete Doherty?...Only joking. Winehouse's involvement is par for the course. I have never known such a spindle shank woman attract such paprazzi attention. This is a clever move. The album sold by the bucket load, on a good day she sure can sing plus there is an element of free publicity. Surely to God it cant be worse than Madonna's Die Another Day. Someone was on crack when they wrote that. More

Posted by Deacon Frost at 20:00 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Muse are a daft idea, it won't work, wellonly for Muse fans, look at Garbage, I rest my case, not collabing with David Arnold maybe a good thing, if they go with it it gives him enough time to incorporate into his score, he's supposedly spending 6 months on this time after banging out his best but still not great score for Royale in matter of weeks. I say Winehouse & Ronson are inspired choice, I can see them respecting Barryrather than just aping his sound ala Arnold. More

Posted by agent cooper at 17:54 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Very BAD move Eon
That's send more signals top young girls who admire her that's it's okay to snort Snowdon size cockaine moutains. BS the law and marry your probable person who got you fixed on drugs and still be suvvessful and get the infamous bond theme tune gig. It's bad enough that the Grammys joined the Winehouse love-in this year. Any way she and Ronson murdered The Zutions fantastic Valerie and she getting more embarrassing by the day. Well done Michael G Wilson anc Barbara Brocoli. WQewll let's face t More

Posted by Taz69 at 15:22 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Maybe....
Despite the negative press and the well publicised drugs problems - there is still no pont in denying that she has a great voice and that the last Winehouse/Ronson effort was a stonking version on Valerie. The last few theme songs have been nothing to write home about (in fact the last decent one was Licence to Kill, as all civilised people agree) so this might just deliver the right mix of gusto and bombast required for a Bond theme. The suicidal stylings of the likes of Muse and Radiohead - no More

Posted by JimKing75 at 14:48 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

DON'T BE HATIN' ...
Wow, a lot of harsh comments from Amy's fellow Brits ... why are you guys so down on her? I'm American, and the first time I heard "You Know I'm Know Good" I thought it sounded like the best James Bond theme I never heard. She even drops Roger Moore's name in the tune. Having her do a 007 title song is not only brilliant, but a no brainer. Seriously, why all the hating? http://www.thewordslinger.com/ More

Posted by the wordslinger at 14:40 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

She's got the voice but...
she'll bring too much negative press, which they have already (curse of bond, indeed...). I like the suggestions of Muse or Radiohead. Anyone who's heard Radiohead's cover of Nobody Does it Better can agree. Failing that , get Tom Jones back, he still rules! More

Posted by Mr Grizzly at 14:23 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

why the HELL is ronson so famous-he's pretty much useless....
I have no beef with Winehouse doing the tune but knowing ronsons record, he'll get someone else to write it and perform it and then have his name platered all over it with "mark ronsons quantum of solace"-the guy is a hack! I mean you dont see Steven Street's name all over the albums hes produced...I mean, its not "steven streets Strangeways here we come featurng the smiths".And even though we know phil spector produced the ronnettes, even he didnt have the sheer ego to claim More

Posted by Tex Hex at 14:09 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

As if...
Urgh. That coked-up skank will never get around to doing the damned thing anyway. When she is conscious she's either out of her face or aiming her dirty skinny arse in the direction of the Sun's photographers. Her musical credibility only survives on an already over-hyped reputation. Ronson's a corker but I'm sure there are hundreds of singers much more suited (not to mention more reliable) than the Wino. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 13:49 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: cleanbreak films Yeah why not, gotta be better than the song that casino royale used. sp; **** off. More

Posted by Porrohman at 13:44 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

No. No. No no no no no no no no no. Shouldn't they do what's right and go for what everyone thinks will be a fantastic idea and get Muse to do it?! More

Posted by Glass3005 at 13:13 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

The Last Shadow Puppers?
With their strings and 60's / Bond pastiche they would produce a great bond theme More

Posted by sclark at 13:13 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
well said, alanp, well said indeed....I rest my case More

Posted by nickjkinghorn at 13:10 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Winehouse Singing Next Bond Song?
Is this the best they can come up with? Correct me if I am wrong but there are alot, and I can't stress this enough, more talented people working in the music industry; Muse or RadioHead for example. If not, then I believe the Bond song should be offered to those who have years of experience i.e. true legends of the bizz, not a couple of hacks who aren't good enough for the X-Factor. Sorry guys, it's a no! More

Posted by alanp at 13:06 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Yeah why not, gotta be better than the song that casino royale used. More

Posted by cleanbreak films at 13:05 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Please no Whitehouse
Nothing could be worse than Whinehouse singing the theme and as for Mark Ronson he's an 'ok' producer. Can the Bond producers not see what they have in David Arnold he is one of the best composer/producers in the business and can turn his hand to work with anyone, did anyone see his work with the Kaiser Cheifs at the electronic proms. At this rate David Arnold will do a John Barry and leave the series and then we will end up with likes of French Eric and his bin lids from Goldeneye again. More

Posted by Stumps 007 at 13:02 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Ronson, successor to Barry
Whoosh... You see that, that was my credibility. The World is NOT Enough, apologies. Bloody spellchecker More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 12:54 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Call me thick...
Rhymes with cock, as in "I'll take some decent tunes, put some shite, poppy brass in the background, get a 'hip' singer and make an album or two...quids in!  Gee, i've now ruined a Smiths and Radiohead song, amongst others, i'm such a..." More

Posted by nickjkinghorn at 12:49 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Ronson, successor to Barry
Was pondering such a subject earlier today before I even heard this news. Previously I could have put money on the Dave Arnold/Nina Cardigans "Deceased" (check it out on youtube), if Vic and Bob hadn't got there first. But maybe that's a bit too formulaic for the Daniel Craig era. Much as I love what Dave Arnold has done (and I really like his re-issue of the Bond themes and the Hot Fuzz Suite), I reckon a bit of Ronson styling is the back-to-basics approach that goes with the flavour More

Posted by Ulmaceae at 12:44 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Call me thick...
But what does Mark Ronson rhyme with? Charles Bronson? Magic Johnson? More

Posted by britesparc at 12:37 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Quantum Leap
She may be as mad as a bag of spanners but the 5 minutes of consciousness that she has each day could be used to belt out a cracking bond theme. Even though Mark Ronson sounds like rhyming slang for you know what, he can produce great songs. Besides, who remembers Die Another Day? It's gotta be better than Madonna painfully subjecting the world to her Camel's Toe again!!!! More

Posted by gavin79 at 12:13 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

Please, god, no...
anything but Ronseal and winohouse More

Posted by nickjkinghorn at 12:06 on 30 April 2008 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)