Music Best & Worst Bond Themes

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Licence to Kill looks like the odd one out in that top tier list. Adele's is the best out of the contemporary ones.

 

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Macca's Live and Let Die is the best theme.

Madonna's abomination surely ranks as the worst theme and probably the worst film in the entire series.
 

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I somehow forgot that Madonna's one existed. It was better that way :(
 

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Everything about the Casino Royale intro is shite. Decent film though.
 

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Licence to Kill looks like the odd one out in that top tier list. Adele's is the best out of the contemporary ones.

How was that not in the OP list. Thought it was very obvious that Skyfall was the best.
 

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Can’t see what OP has posted but best was Garbage with The World is Not Enough.

honourable mention to this too:

 

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My fave for that 80's feel. And a great voice

 

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Billie Elish's one wasn't shite, what the hell are you on about?
It's a 20 year old pop star singing a sad generic piano song about the failed love life of a 53 year old bloke. It would be like Avril Lavigne doing the theme for Golden Eye.


How was that not in the OP list. Thought it was very obvious that Skyfall was the best.
The Adele one is up there with the best, I just wanted to leave room for other posters.
 

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It's a 20 year old pop star singing a sad generic piano song about the failed love life of a 53 year old bloke. It would be like Avril Lavigne doing the theme for Golden Eye.

The Adele one is up there with the best, I just wanted to leave room for other posters.
Why has age got anything to do with it? You realise Adele was only 23 when she started working on Skyfall (the one you have as up there with the best)? I don't think you have the same perception of her performing a theme about a 40/50-something bloke when it comes to Skyfall.

Personally I find Adele's a little bit overbearing, Billie's seems to draw the audience in more.
 

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Best: The one's from OHMSS, Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me.

Worst: the rest
 
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The Billie Eilish one is clearly not shite. Haven't seen the movie yet though so no idea how much it fits, it's very low key. On its own though, it's very good, despite me generally not liking pop music.

Other than that, I have a terrible memory and pretty much can't remember a single song beyond Skyfall, which I thought was excellent. Not much else to contribute. I guess I remember disliking the Sam Smith one, but I've also completely forgotten what it sounds like.
 

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Why has age got anything to do with it? You realise Adele was only 23 when she started working on Skyfall (the one you have as up there with the best)? I don't think you have the same perception of her performing a theme about a 40/50-something bloke when it comes to Skyfall.

Personally I find Adele's a little bit overbearing, Billie's seems to draw the audience in more.
You forgot to mention Adele was fat at the time. Overweight big Londoner beats 2000's nostalgia era yank called Billie.

You have You Know My Name at the bottom? I called that other guy a psychopath, but you're just evil. It's one of the best.
It fails at the first hurdle which is not having the film title in the song lyrics.

Perpetual superhero cinema hater coming out as a bond fanboi is rather hilarious.
 

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You forgot to mention Adele was fat at the time. Overweight big Londoner beats 2000's nostalgia era yank called Billie.


It fails at the first hurdle which is not having the film title in the song lyrics.


Bond movies are the same level of mindless popcorn entertainment as MCU movies.
 

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Fun fact: the theme tunes (not necessarily the godawful lyrics) for From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, OHMSS, Diamonds are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker and Octopussy were composed by John Barry. He also wrote the soundtracks for these and quite a few other Bond films, plus dozens of non-Bonds: Midnight Cowboy, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves etc. Died 11 years ago.

He was from York and was taught composition by the organist of York Minster, Francis Jackson, who died on Monday aged 104.
 

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Bond movies are the same level of mindless popcorn entertainment as MCU movies.
Not quite, but mostly just because they come out more rarely. They're also generally more different from each other than Marvel movies are, for natural reasons. I definitely like Bond movies more than Marvel movies, but if there were five every year I might not.
 

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Clear winner is this ^
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The N64 soundtrack and the film go so well together


Bond movies are the same level of mindless popcorn entertainment as MCU movies.
Mindless popcorn entertainment can be great. The issues with Marvel films is that they are grey sludge, where the only form of entertainment comes from recognising nostalgia action figures project onto the screen(Marvel film aren't even bad films in the typical sense, they are well put together, edited to decent standard etc). There's a difference between an audience going crazy because Tobey Maguire made an green screen appearance in the latest Spiderman film and an audience reacting positively to seeing a stunt guy bungee jump off a 720 feet high hydroelectric dam.

Tbh the reason the latest Bonds have been pretty shite is due to them trying to move away from the mindless popcorn action and instead trying to give Bond some sort of character or meaning. Which hasn't worked. Imo the best Bond type film since Casio Royal is Charlize Theron Atomic Blonde, which understood that these spy characters are essentially hollowed out murders.
 
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