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The Evolution of Bond Music

A common theme that we love about James Bond is the absolute cool music that they put on for their "Themes." Other than, of course, the famed Bond Soundtrack song (The Dr. No Theme), there have been many contributing artists to the love of 007! We went chronologically, so surf through the years on these Bond tunes!

 James Bond Theme - "Dr. No" - 1962 - Dr. No

 

Matt Monro - "From Russia With Love" - 1963 - From Russia With Love

 

Shirley Basey - "Goldfinger" - 1964 - Goldfinger

 

Tom Jones - "Thunderball" - 1965 - Thunderball

 

Nancy Sinatra - "You Only Live Twice" - 1967 - You Only Live Twice

 

Louis Armstrong - "We Have All The Time In The World" - 1969 - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 

 

Shirley Basey - "Diamonds Are Forever" - 1971 - Diamonds Are Forever

 

Paul McCartney & Wings - "Live And Let Die" - 1973 - Live And Let Die

 

Lulu - "The Man With The Golden Gun" - 1974 - The Man With The Golden Gun


Carly Simon - "Nobody Does It Better" - 1977  - The Spy Who Loved Me

Shirley Basey - "Moonraker" - 1979 - Moonraker


Rita Coolidge - "All Time High" - 1983 - Octopussy

 

Duran Duran - "A View To Kill" - 1985 - A View To Kill


A-ha - "The Living Daylights" - 1987 - The Living Daylights


Gladys Knight - "License To Kill" - License To Kill


Tina Turner - "Goldeneye" - Goldeneye


Sheryl Crow - "Tomorrow Never Dies" - Tomorrow Never Dies


Garbage - "The World Is Not Enough" - The World Is Not Enough


Chris Cornell - "You Know My Name" - Casino Royale

 

Madonna -  "Die Another Day" -  2002 


Jack White & Alicia Keys - "Another Way To Die" - 2008


Adele - "Skyfall" - 2012 


Sam Smith - "Writing's On The Wall" - 2015

 

Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.