- Published on Sunday, August 05 2012
- Written by Katie Marzullo
Confession Time: My favorite James Bond is Roger Moore.
Okay, hear me out – he was the Bond-in-Residence when I was born, and I think it’s safe to say that most people prefer the Bond that they personally grew up with. Not to take anything away from Connery, Brosnan, or even Dalton, but Moore had this delightful cheekiness about him. Even when he was in the deadliest of danger, he still managed to deliver a witty quip with a careless flick of the brows, and it was all jolly good fun. He just always seemed like he was having a great time. Unlike Mopey McEmoston, Daniel Craig. I like my Bond snarky.
Also, the Roger Moore Era is undoubtedly the Golden Age of James Bond movie theme songs...
At any rate, the trailer for the 23rd Bond film, Skyfall, was released this week, and as the release date inches closer, buzz is beginning over who will get the honor of singing the theme song for this film. James Bond Title Songs are an institution within itself, sometimes becoming more memorable than even the movie it’s featured in. Over the years, it has become one of the highest honors bestowed on a popular musical artist, to be the voice that ushers in 007’s latest adventures. Rumors are swirling that Adele will be the go-to gal for Skyfall, which certainly makes sense for a variety of reasons – (1) She is British; (2) She has a soulful sound which is often preferred for Bond themes; and (3) She is one of the hottest stars out there right now, which is also a prerequisite for the job.
She’ll certainly be following in some gigantic footsteps. This week, in honor of the new trailer and anticipation for the newest classic track to be added to the Bond Theme canon, here are some of the best and most memorable title tracks and opening sequences from past James Bond flicks! Enjoy!
Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger” (Goldfinger, 1964)
Paul McCartney & Wings – “Live and Let Die” (Live and Let Die, 1973)
Carly Simon – “Nobody Does It Better” (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977)
Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only” (For Your Eyes Only, 1981)
Duran Duran – “A View to a Kill” (A View to a Kill, 1985)
Tina Turner – “GoldenEye” (GoldenEye, 1995)
Madonna – “Die Another Day” (Die Another Day, 2002)
Jack White & Alicia Keys – “Another Way to Die” (Quantum of Solace, 2008)
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor
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