Category: Bond Songs

  • Bond Songs 18: GoldenEye

    Bond Songs 18: GoldenEye

    Song/Theme: Goldeneye Created by: Bono, The Edge and Nellee Hooper (producer) Performers: Tina Turner Who is it about?: Unclear What’s it about?: Obsessively stalking somebody? 1995. The Bond series had been absent from cinemas for several years due to legal disputes. The previous Bond (Timothy Dalton) had moved and the long-time producer of the Bond […]

  • Bond Songs 17: The Man With the Golden Gun

    Bond Songs 17: The Man With the Golden Gun

    Song/Theme: The Man With the Golden Gun Created by: John Barry and Don Black Performers: Lulu Who is it about?: Christopher Lee What’s it about?: Christopher Lee has a powerful weapon, who will he bang next? Live and Let Die despite (or because of) its faults had been a successful introduction of a new Bond. […]

  • Bond Songs 16: Tomorrow Never Dies

    Bond Songs 16: Tomorrow Never Dies

    Song/Theme: Tomorrow Never Dies Created by: Sheryl Crow and Mitchell Froom Performers: Sheryl Crow Who is it about?: Bond What’s it about?: It’s tough being Bond’s girlfriend The second Brosnan-Bond film is a decent update of a standard Bond film. A wealthy man has a high-tech plot to do bad things. Bond may be an […]

  • Bond Songs 15: Live and Let Die

    Bond Songs 15: Live and Let Die

    Song/Theme: Live and Let Die Created by: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, George Martin Performers: Paul McCartney/Wings Who is it about?: Unclear What’s it about?: When you got a job to do you got to do it well, you got to give the other fella hell With the (almost) final departure of Sean Connery as Bond, […]

  • Bond Songs 14: The World is Not Enough

    Bond Songs 14: The World is Not Enough

    Song/Theme: The World is Not Enough Created by: David Arnold, Don Black, Garbage Performers: Garbage, Shirley Manson Who is it about?: The villain What’s it about?: Wanting to takeover the world In the last entry, I covered the first Bond title song of the 1970s and remarked how that marks a sort of main sequence […]

  • Bond Songs 13: Diamonds are Forever

    Song/Theme: Diamonds are Forever Created by: John Barry and Don Black Singer: Shirley Bassey Who is it about?: Somebody who likes diamonds What’s it about?: Diamonds are sexy The final Connery Bond (sort of) but the films were already in another era. The film has murderous gay men, pipeline welding robots, apparent clones, a faked […]

  • Bond Songs 12: Die Another Day

    Song/Theme: Die Another Day Created by: Madonna and Mirwais Ahmadzaï Singer: Madonna Who is it about?: Bond What’s it about?: The destruction of the ego We’ve reached a point in this series where we have the main sequence of Bond films. Running from Diamonds Are Forever to this one, the films have now defined their […]

  • Bond Songs 11: You Only Live Twice

    Song/Theme: You Only Live Twice Created by: John Barry and Leslie Bricusse Singer: Nancy Sinatra Who is it about?: Everybody? What’s it about?: Love is a spooky dream stranger This song opens with an absolutely gorgeous orchestral bit with violins that is a distinctively Bond-movie sound but quite different from the spy themes or action […]

  • Bond Songs 10: Casino Royale (2006)

    Song/Theme: You Know My Name Created by: Chris Cornell and David Arnold Singer: Chris Cornell Who is it about?: Bond What’s it about?: The Daniel Craig Bond becoming Bond Several months ago, for no good reason, I did a post about where the main singers of Bond movie title songs were from. That’s the first […]

  • Bond Songs 9: Thunderball

    The fourth film in the Eon productions series had the tricky problem of following up on the success of Goldfinger. The template now existed but applying it in a new context proved to be a struggle. The issues with the film are reflected in the opening song, which had the equivalent problem of following the […]

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