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Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« on: May 9, 2006, 01:03 AM »
I was listening to my folder of James Bond themes, on iTunes, and decided to make a thread on the subject. Alot of us here are James Bond fans, I would imagine... so I'm curious to know where everyone else stands when it comes to their favorite and least favorite Bond theme songs...

My picks for the top 3 best Bond themes :

1. Live and Let Die / Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
2. View To A Kill / Duran Duran (1985)
3. Goldfinger / Shirley Bassey (1964)

My picks for the top 3 worst Bond themes :

1. Die Another Day / Madonna (2002)
2. Tomorrow Never Dies / Sheryl Crow (1997)
3. The Man With The Golden Gun / Lulu (1974)

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Re: Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« Reply #1 on: May 9, 2006, 04:43 PM »
I've always been a sucker for From Russia With Love and Diamonds Are Forever. You gotta love the cheez.
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Re: Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« Reply #2 on: May 9, 2006, 09:29 PM »
Bond themes, I always look forward to them when the movies are being released.

My best themes:

1: Goldfinger, Shirley Bassey.
2: For Your Eyes Only, Sheena Easton.
3: The Spy Who Loved Me, Carly Simon.
4: Live And Let Die, Paul McCartney.
5: Diamonds Are Forever, Shirley Bassey.
6: A View To A Kill, Duran Duran.

My worst themes:

1: Never Say Never Again, Lani Hall.
2: Tomorrow Never Dies, Sheryl Crow.
3: Die Another Day, Madonna.
4: The World Is Not Enough, Garbage.

Best cheez theme:

Casino Royale (Big Cowboys And Indians Fight), Burt Bacharach, Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass 1967.  :D

Overall best theme:

James Bond Main Theme from Dr. No.

Best hidden theme:

We Have All the Time in the World, Louis Armstrong.

RIP Tracy Bond.  :'(

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Re: Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 01:37 PM »
Any of the ones fromt the Pierce Brosnan movies are the worst.  OTherwise, they're all good.

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Re: Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2006, 12:35 AM »
1. The Living Daylights / A-Ha
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Re: Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2006, 01:12 AM »
Live And Let Die, Paul McCartney.

My favourite James Bond movie and theme song.  8)

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Re: Best and Worst James Bond Theme Songs?
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2006, 09:29 AM »
"Live and Let Die" is probably the best, IMO, although "For Your Eyes Only" and "View to a Kill" are sentimental favorites for me as well. 

I'm not Bond-savvy enough to choose the worst theme(s).