Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

People Have Spoken, and the Winner is...

"A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran.

According to a Gigwise survey, Duran Duran's James Bond theme from 1985 was voted Best Ever By Fans. The song was released at the peak of the English band's popularity and remains the only Bond theme to reach the top of the Billboard charts.

Here is the rest of the list:

1. Duran Duran: 'A View To A Kill' (A View To A Kill, 1985)
2. Shirley Bassey: 'Goldfinger' (Goldfinger, 1964)
3. Paul McCartney & Wings: 'Live And Let Die' (Live And Let Die, 1973)
4. Carly Simon: 'Nobody Does It Better' (The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977)
5. Shirley Bassey: 'Diamonds Are Forever' (Diamonds Are Forever, 1971)
6. Nancy Sinatra: 'You Only Live Twice' (You Only Live Twice, 1967)
7. Matt Monro: 'From Russia With Love' (From Russia With Love, 1963)
8. Louis Armstrong: 'We Have All The Time In The World' (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969)
9. Tina Turner: 'GoldenEye' (GoldenEye, 1995)
10. Jack White & Alicia Keys: 'Another Way To Die' (Quantum Of Solace, 2008)
11. Shirley Bassey: 'Moonraker' (Moonraker, 1979)
12. Tom Jones: 'Thunderball' (Thunderball, 1965)
13. Gladys Knight: 'Licence To Kill' (Licence To Kill, 1989)
14. Madonna: 'Die Another Day' (Die Another Day, 2002)
15. Chris Cornell: 'You Know My Name' (Casino Royale, 2006)
16. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires: 'Kingston Calypso' (Dr. No, 1962)
17. Garbage: 'The World Is Not Enough' (The World Is Not Enough, 1999)
18. Sheena Easton: 'For Your Eyes Only' (For Your Eyes Only, 1981)
19. A-Ha: 'The Living Daylights' (The Living Daylights, 1987)
20. Sheryl Crow: 'Tomorrow Never Dies' (Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997)
21. Lulu: 'The Man With The Golden Gun' (The Man With The Golden Gun, 1974)
22. Rita Coolidge: 'All Time High' (Octopussy, 1983)


Tags:  Movies, music
7 Comments
_DELETED_talkswithstrangers
the majority have no right to be wrong ;-)
talkswithstrangers   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
_DELETED_Enrobso72
For your eyes only was my favorite. It was the first Bond film I remember Though I had to sneak my viewing. It was the first time I fell In love with a beautiful woman singing.
Now I have most of these songs on cd and love to listen to them but give me a break.
A-ha,Madonna/Jack White & Alicia Key's Bond songs are some of the worst of the lot.
Brian Osborne   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
justmeg
After reading this list - I realized I only know about 5 of these songs.
justmeg   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
reera
Goldfinger will always be my favorite because I have such good memeories tied to the era that it came out.
dannie   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
moobi
LOL @ the video. "Bon. Simon Le Bon".
Mark Almighty   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
_DELETED_rangywulf
My favorite is live and let die...
RW   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
billpearch
Moobi, some of the effects were beyond cheesy.

I would flip Tina Turner and Garbage. I know U2 wrote the song for Tina Turner, but I can't stand that song.
Bill Pearch   Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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