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James Bond theme (Dr. No, John Barry & Orchestra)
3.49%
James Bond Is Back (From Russia With Love, John Barry & Orchestra))
0
0%
Goldfinger (Goldfinger, Shirley Bassey)
5.81%
Thunderball (Thunderball, Tom Jones)
1.16%
You Only Live Twice (You Only Live Twice, Nancy Sinatra)
8.14%
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, John Barry & Orchestra)
2.33%
Diamonds Are Forever (Diamonds Are Forever, Shirley Bassey)
2.33%
Live And Let Die (Live And Let Die, Paul McCartney)
17.44%
The Man With The Golden Gun (The Man With The Golden Gun, Lulu)
0
0%
Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me, Carly Simon)
10.47%
Moonraker (Moonraker, Shirley Bassey)
0
0%
For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only, Sheena Easton)
8.14%
All Time High (Octopussy, Rita Coolidge)
0
0%
A View To A Kill (A View To A Kill, Duran Duran)
17.44%
The Living Daylights (The Living Daylights, A-ha)
2.33%
Licence To Kill (Licence To Kill, Gladys Knight)
1.16%
Goldeneye (Goldeneye, Tina Turner)
1.16%
Tomorrow Never Dies (Tomorrow Never Dies, Sheryl Crow)
1.16%
The World Is Not Enough (The World Is Not Enough, Garbage)
2.33%
Die Another Day (Die Another Day, Madonna)
0
0%
You Know My Name (Casino Royale, Chris Cornell)
9.30%
Another Way To Die (Quantum of Solace, Jack White/Alicia Keys)
2.33%
Skyfall (Skyfall, Adele)
3.49%
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Your favorite Bond title theme?

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Your favorite Bond title theme?

Lots of classics throughout the years. My favorite though is Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name"

What's yours?

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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Goldfinger
I'm not even a big fan of this movie at all, but no other Bond song matches Shirley's vocal-power here.

2nd place would be Live and Let Die for me. Nice to have a song in the catalog that contains a fast beat (At times). This is probably my favorite of the visual title-credits too.
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You know what? I fucking love the theme to A View To A Kill. It's the only thing I love from the movie, but love it I do.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Goldfinger
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Went with Live and Let Die for title theme, but I do love the opening to OHMSS. My overall favorite Bond song is also from OHMSS.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE is my alltime fave.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

I love 'Live and Let Die', but I hate that stupid slide whistle.

I also really like 'Another Way To Die'.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Goldeneye.

Not the best one, but a damn fine one. It's just the one I grew up with.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
You know what? I fucking love the theme to A View To A Kill. It's the only thing I love from the movie, but love it I do.
Amen brother! Duran Duran and John Barry together... plus, that opening percussion kicks so much ass.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

So we're talking about the title theme (music and/or song), not the visual sequence, right?

1) OHMSS
2) Diamonds are Forever
3) Goldfinger
4) The Living Daylights
5) Live and Let Die

Many of these are so damn good that apart from my number 1 and 2, 3-5 are probably interchangeable for me.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE is my alltime fave.
Ditto.

Beautiful melody and Nancy Sinatra's finest vocal work.

Of course, if they did this film today, I'd insist on a Japanese singer doing the opening, like Namie Amuro, Ayumi Hamasaki or Maki Goto.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

I think this should be judged based on listening to the song alone, not the movie or the credit sequence.

My favorite Bond theme song is "Live and Let Die" because it's the song I most like to listen to. And "Goldfinger" is a close second for me.


On a side note, I do miss the practice of sometime having multiple songs written for a single Bond movie. For example, I think KD Lang's song "Surrender" that was used in the closing credits for "Tomorrow Never Dies" was a better song than Sheryl Crow's theme song.

Here's where someone substituted it into the credit sequence:
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

I'm not exactly sure why as it isn't even one of my favorite Bond films and I'm not a big fan of Sheryl Crow, but for some reason the Tomorrow Never Dies song has always been one that sticks out to me. I also like Another Way to Die by Jack White and Alicia Keys for Quantum of Solace and Live and Let Die by McCartney and Wings is a classic too.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

I have the ones I lean towards(Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, A View to a Kill) but don't know. I've forgotten how some of them go. Can someone hum them for me?
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Originally Posted by Jules Winfield View Post
I've forgotten how some of them go. Can someone hum them for me?
Imagine me naked. "Doo doo dooooo do doooooo.... For your eyes onlyyyyy...."
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You know what? I fucking love the theme to A View To A Kill. It's the only thing I love from the movie, but love it I do.
I gave some love to a-ha's The Living Daylights, but just as easily could have picked View To A Kill. I've seen Duran Duran many times over the years, and this track is always great live.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

View To A Kill, because Duran Duran was so cool at the time . Until now, I think that was the last time a Bond theme hit #1 in the US*

*Going off recent data from iTunes.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Interesting how varied the choices are. Glad to see that I'm not the only one who loved Cornell's song.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

Originally Posted by dhmac View Post
I think this should be judged based on listening to the song alone, not the movie or the credit sequence.

My favorite Bond theme song is "Live and Let Die" because it's the song I most like to listen to. And "Goldfinger" is a close second for me.


On a side note, I do miss the practice of sometime having multiple songs written for a single Bond movie. For example, I think KD Lang's song "Surrender" that was used in the closing credits for "Tomorrow Never Dies" was a better song than Sheryl Crow's theme song.

Here's where someone substituted it into the credit sequence:
<iframe width="400" height="225" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iUsGzwuFMK0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
I also liked IF YOU ASKED ME TO which was a closing credits song from LTK.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

The only post-Connery theme songs that stood out for me are: "Live and Let Die," "Man with the Golden Gun" and "View to a Kill." Nothing in between Golden Gun and View or since View has registered with me.
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

I expect much hate, but its going to be For Your Eyes Only, and The World is Not Enough. Special mention for You Only Live Twice.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
The only post-Connery theme songs that stood out for me are: "Live and Let Die," "Man with the Golden Gun" and "View to a Kill." Nothing in between Golden Gun and View or since View has registered with me.
"Nobody Does It Better" didn't register with you?
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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

The Man With The Golden Gun sounds so harsh, shrill, and grating on the ears. It could be my least favorite. All Time High and License To Kill both might be bland and unmemorable, but neitheir is truly offensive like Lulu's epic monstrosity.

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Re: Your favorite Bond title theme?

I listened to a view of these again and the Nancy Sinatra one is great, as is the Goldfinger theme by Shirley Bassey.

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