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tantalus
15 Oct 12,, 16:25
With the new and excellent Bond song Skyfall It seems good timing to ask...

What is the best bond theme song ?

Iam nominating Live and Let Die by Paul McCarthy and The Wings


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOv9QlLIAvU

Challengers....

Doktor
15 Oct 12,, 16:27
Being first to post you had the privilege to pick up the best song.

I have a runner up, but to be safe, I'll let Steve post his verdict first :biggrin:

tantalus
15 Oct 12,, 16:36
Being first to post you had the privilege to pick up the best song.

I have a runner up, but to be safe, I'll let Steve post his verdict first :biggrin:

too easy :). I expect a little more debate all the same.

Perhaps there should be a worst song category too...

Doktor
15 Oct 12,, 16:40
Perhaps there should be a worst song category too...

Madonna!!!

Double Edge
15 Oct 12,, 22:39
With the new and excellent Bond song Skyfall It seems good timing to ask...
Comes out here in a couple of weeks and Sam Mendes is doing it :Dancing-Banana:


I am nominating Live and Let Die by Paul McCarthy and The Wings
tough one to beat, they really got it perfect with that one.


Challengers....
Shirley Bassey in Goldfinger, sticking with the edgy feel.

And i'm out unless you mind including ones that did not make it.

Used to be partial to this a while back.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgwRWjuY57A

bigross86
16 Oct 12,, 01:00
Yeah, you cheated by posting the best song right off the bat...

bigross86
16 Oct 12,, 01:14
Here, feast your ears on this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3CJhISQMbs

And then feast your eyes on this (begin from 1:14):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jDb1gwTxcps#t=74s

S2
16 Oct 12,, 03:11
"I'll let Steve post his verdict first..."

O.k.

"Paul McCarthy and The Wings..."

Good but not as good as... Paul McCartney and Wings.:biggrin:

Ms. Bassey is, indeed, #2. Quite solidly so.:)

Albany Rifles
16 Oct 12,, 03:44
I am partial to Nobody Does It Better but nothing is better than Shirley Bassey and Goldfinger.

YellowFever
16 Oct 12,, 07:20
Well, yeah, we can all list a Bond movie and this thread will be over in 22 posts. :P

Julie
16 Oct 12,, 08:08
Well, yeah, we can all list a Bond movie and this thread will be over in 22 posts. :PYou don't know any of them do you? :redface:

Mine fave would be "For Your Eyes Only" ~ Sheena Easton.

Doktor
16 Oct 12,, 09:36
[B]"Paul McCarthy and The Wings..."

Good but not as good as... Paul McCartney and Wings.:biggrin:
:cool:


Ms. Bassey is, indeed, #2. Quite solidly so.:)
You fooled me, Ms Bassey has 3 JB songs of which 2 are quite good.

Double Edge
16 Oct 12,, 15:27
Well, yeah, we can all list a Bond movie and this thread will be over in 22 posts. :P
Lets widen the field a bit


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seJTKp6WX-g

Doktor
16 Oct 12,, 15:45
DE,

Challenge accepted


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii1tc493bZM

USSWisconsin
16 Oct 12,, 15:49
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4-iS5gU5c

tantalus
23 Oct 12,, 23:49
Have to agree on Goldfinger. Also worth remembering...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgFtQPgHyek

Tamara
09 Oct 13,, 11:31
(before I get into this, I stopped watching Bond when Daniel Craig took over; that's not my Bond, so that music isn't included here)

Best Bond Theme Song? That's a toughie.

Let's take from the simplest first. Best opening theme that's not messed up by its lyrics....essentially because it doesn't have any. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service". That theme ROCKS of an action move!

Best opening theme that is a good theme through out the entire movie? "The Man With The Golden Gun". As a sung song, it's not that great, but as a lyricless piece, it can be used for the love theme, for "charging the castle", it can be used through out. Alice Cooper's version may have been a better sung song, but it couldn't be used for the theme music through out the movie. Both OHMSS and Live and Let Die make good action theme, they are quite chilling when used like that, but it is questionable to whether or not they could be used for the love theme.

So what's the best sung song? Probably LaLD........when done by Wings. It POSITIVELY SUCKS when done by Guns & Roses.

But what's the easiest to sing? "Thunderball". Not many lyrics, easy to follow and remember, slow enough to be able to focus on what one is doing, especially if one is singing without a band.......and yes, I have had to sing it.

But what song would be the funniest to sing, be an absolute thrill? It would probably be "No One Does It Better" but two things. First of all, that's how the song tunes to me, between the lyrics I can get into, the energy I can pour into the song, and the energy I would have to put out to do it. "Thunderball" is an Improv song, done off the bat; "Nobody...." is something I would have to focus, prep, practice for.

But secondly, to get up there and do any song, like you're Jack Jones outside the asylum walls in "Airplane II", get up there, jump into action, and knock their socks off with your choice, is a RUSH!