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The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:16 am

Its gotta be Die another day - Madonna

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:18 am

I would agree with you. My favorites are For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy songs.
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:18 am

Goldeneye has my vote. Tina Turner's contribution makes James Bond as charming excrement
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:23 am

Die Another Day was certainly the worst.

My favorite- THUNDERBALL Big grin Big grin

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:35 am

I just popped in my Best of James Bond CD to refresh my memory.

The worst by far is "Licence To Kill" by Gladys Knight.

There are too many really good ones to figure out my favourite, but here are some I really like...(no particular order)

Goldfinger...Shirley Bassey
Live & Let Die...Paul McCartney
The Living Daylights...A-Ha
All Time High...Rita Coolidge
We Have All The Time In THe World...Louis Armstrong
Moonraker...Shirley Bassey
A View To A Kill...Duran Duran

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:36 am

"Nobody Does It Better" from "The Spy Who Loved Me." UGH!
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:39 am

Die Another Day was crap. How on God's Earth that was chosen as a Bond theme is beyond me. Even the composer who wrote the rest of the soundtrack hated it and refused to include any samples of it in the film.

I actually thought Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" was great! But the best two for me are also two of the most recent - "Tomorrow Never Dies" by Sheryl Crow and "The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage (although I know a lot of people will probably disagree with that.)
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:41 am

I agree with Solnabo, "Die Another Day" is the worst in my opinion, "A View To A Kill" and "The Living Daylights" are my favorites.

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:46 am

Quoting FLYtoEGCC (Reply 6):
"The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage (although I know a lot of people will probably disagree with that.)

The World Is Not Enough was fantastic! Good call...   

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:28 am

The theme from "Moonraker", by Shirley Bassey. How could she go from the best, "Goldfinger" to this?!!??!?!

And most any AFTER "Living Daylights" really b-l-o-w.

Some of the "forgotten" Bond music:

"We Have All The Time in The World" Louis Armstrong...OHMSS
"Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" Dione Warwick.................Thunderball


AND, I found an interesting website about "Bond" music...
http://www.klast.net/bond/soundtr.html
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:44 am

The worst...well, some were not quite so good, Die another day certainly the crappiest of all, View to a kill a close second place (though it fits the movie...the worst Bond movie ever and clearly the definitive Moore-career-killer!!!!)

One of the best that rarely gety mentioned is one of the end credit's songs: k.d. Lang "Tomorrow never dies"...what a hymn...on a level with Shirley Bassey's alltime classics.
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:42 am

Sorry, I forgot to write the BEST JB song!

IMO its Shirley Bassey´s Goldfinger with that pompous intro and her voice is faboulus....just love it!!!

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:57 am

I loved "Die Another Day"! I thought it was a great song.

My favourite though is "Nobody Does it Better" from my favourite Bond film - The Spy Who Loved Me, starring my favourite bond - Roger Moore.

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:40 pm

Best: All Time High, from 1983's "Octopussy" by Rita Coolidge

Aviation fans! This song from Octopussy was also the theme song from the 1983 Experimental Aircraft Association annual convention in 1983, held in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. My Dad flew a Cessna Skylane 182 from San Carlos, CA (south of SFO) to Oshkosh that year in order to be there.

2nd: A View to a Kill from 1985...same title, by Duran Duran
3rd: For Your Eyes Only from 1981...same title, by Sheena Easton
4th: Nobody Does it Better from 1977..."The Spy Who Loved Me" by Carly Simon

Moonraker is the worst, followed by the modern ones since 1989.
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:01 pm

The best is Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger.

Even better on the Shirely Bassey remix album (Diamonds are Forever), where propellerhead funk it up even more !
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:04 pm

I agree, the "Die Another Day" song was dreadful - truly appalling. Mind you that whole opening sequence was a bit rubbish.

My fave Bond songs are...

"All the time in the world"
"You only live twice"
"Diamonds are Forever"
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:19 pm

Alltime faves are: We have all the time in the world, alltime high, nobody does it better, man with the golden gun, and, as said before, k.d. lang's tomorrow never dies.


Oh and btw, since I am a very nice guy, I did not want to open up a self-gloss thread, but today is my birthday, so feel free to congratulate, comment, wish me eternal hell...whatever you always wanted to do, that goes for you, too, Kirkie! Big grin Big grin Big grin
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:32 pm

Quoting Andreas (Reply 16):
Oh and btw, since I am a very nice guy, I did not want to open up a self-gloss thread, but today is my birthday, so feel free to congratulate, comment, wish me eternal hell

Happy Birthday Andreas!

Have some ice cream...my treat!  Big grin



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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:39 pm

I'm surprised that no one has mention the all-time stinker by the only band that lives up to it's name - step forward Garbage and the "World is Not Enough"

My favourites are Tina Turner's "Goldeneye" written by the U2 boys and Louis Armstrong's "All the time in the world".
 
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Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:40 pm

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:32 pm

Quoting Willo (Reply 18):
I'm surprised that no one has mention the all-time stinker by the only band that lives up to it's name - step forward Garbage and the "World is Not Enough"

I politely draw your attention to replies 6 and 8...  sarcastic 
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:49 pm

I wish I remember the moonraker theme or the others, but from what i remember, here are the best:

1- for your eyes only
2- a view to a kill
3- the living daylights (crappy movie though)

can't beat the 80's, and the excitement of watching a brand new bond movie such as a view to a kill, moonraker, etc.

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:20 pm

Quoting FLYtoEGCC (Reply 20):
I politely draw your attention to replies 6 and 8... sarcastic

ok, it was mentioned, but you actually liked it. I still say it is garbage, with Sheryl Crow's offering a close second. Maybe it's an age thing!  old 
 
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:24 pm

Sorry, I wasn't actually being sarcastic... i picked the face because it was kind of looking upwards up the thread!
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:32 pm

Willo,

Quoting Willo (Reply 22):
ok, it was mentioned, but you actually liked it. I still say it is garbage, with Sheryl Crow's offering a close second. Maybe it's an age thing!

That surprises me, since you mentioned the age thing. I guess you like the ol' classic stuff better (so do I), but that's what surprises me. As far as the newer songs go, I find that Garbage got really close to that classic 007 sound.

I'm not trying to disagree with you or anything, so dont' take this the wrong way. You're entitled to your opinion and I respect that  Smile

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:53 pm

I personally think that some of the newer songs sound like pop songs tacked on to the film for the sake of selling a soundtrack album. To me they don't convey the drama of James Bond, so that's probably why I prefer the classic "Bond" sound. FlytoEGCC - no offence taken Smile
 
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:11 am

Quoting Solnabo (Thread starter):
Its gotta be Die another day - Madonna

I will have to agree with you on that one; then again, I'm biased because I never really was a Madonna fan.

The best ones IMHO were the title songs for all the original Connery Bonds (Never Say Never Again being a remake of Thunderball) along with many of the background instumentals conducted by John Barry (who also did the music for Dances With Wolves).

I also like the intro song for On Her Majesty's Secret Service which was recently used in a promo/preview trailer for the Pixar hit The Incredibles. The trailer is only available on the Finding Nemo videos and DVDs.
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:18 am

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 26):
I also like the intro song for On Her Majesty's Secret Service which was recently used in a promo/preview trailer for the Pixar hit The Incredibles. The trailer is only available on the Finding Nemo videos and DVDs.

So THAT'S what the music was.... I sat there and wondered where I'd heard it, before!
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:25 am

Die Another Day and Goldeneye were definately the worst.

Live and Let Die is one of the best, with Jane Seymour's presence in the film of its name making it even better
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:22 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
Have some ice cream...my treat!

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:36 am

My favorites would be: John Barry´s 007 Them, Goldfinger, Life and let die, the living daylights, goldeneye, the world is not engough and Die another day.

The worst, From Russia with love, you only live twice, license to kill and tomorrow never dies.

Next Bond movie (Bond 21) will be Casino Royal, will be based on Ian Flemings first novel and with the new Bond (Bond 6) the movie will be less based in special effects and the history will have more importance, like in the first Bonds.

I think Clive Owen would be a good Bond, let´s see what the Broccolis think.

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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:04 pm

Quoting FLYtoEGCC (Reply 6):
"The World Is Not Enough" by Garbage

I have to totally 100% agree with you on that being the best.

The worst was definitely Madonna's "Die Another Day."
 
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RE: The Worst James Bond Song Ever!

Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:57 pm

Despite my loathing for Die Another Day as a film, I have to say that in my opinion the title song gets pipped to the post by Paul McCartney's risible Live And Let Die as worst Bond song ever. On the plus side, I think the other recent ones (Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough) all worked extremely well as Bond songs for a more modern era, standing up to comparison with such earlier greats as Goldfinger, Thunderball and For Your Eyes Only.

Incidentally, I've never been fussed on We Have All The Time In The World, and never associate it as a Bond song.

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