After a month of Bond, we have a free week.  And I’m about to encroach on the Hound Jeff’s day if I don’t make this quick.

Funny thing is that I still have one Bond favorite that didn’t get its own week.  MUSIC!  How could we leave out the music?  Forget being a Bond girl!  I want to have a Bond title song.  (Yeah.  So not gonna happen since I can’t even carry a tune in a bucket.)

I kind of ragged on the Roger Moore era for being kind of cheesy, but he did have some of the best opening songs.  “Live and Let Die” by Sir Paul McCartney, “Nobody Does It Better” (from The Spy Who Loved Me) by Carly Simon, “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton are just a few.  I have to mention “All Time High” from Octopussy because my husband quoted a few of the lines in his toast to me at our wedding.  “A View to a Kill” also gets a nod since it was done by my then-favorite band, Duran Duran.  (Hey!  I was a teen girl and they were HOT!  My dream was to eventually be Mrs. John Taylor.  Don’t judge.)

Like with the Bond villain Blofeld, the top Bond songstress is none other than Shirley Bassey for having done three of the titles.

Now, if you’ve followed along all month, I bet you all think Adele’s “Skyfall” is my top Bond title song.  Skyfall was my top pick in just about all the other blog topic weeks.  As much as I love it, I think the top spot is still a tie between Paul and Carly’s songs.  Paul was a Beatle!  And Carly, well, I just love her even if she still won’t say who “You’re So Vain” is about.  Plus, “Nobody Does It Better” was in one of the Bridget Jones movies.  So, if your song is good enough for two movies, I figure you’re good enough to share the top spot with a Beatle.  Only time will tell if I’ll let Adele squeeze in to make it a top trio of Bond titles.

Oh, what the heck!  She’s got an Oscar.  Make room Paul and Carly, because Adele’s bringing her golden boy with her to this pyramid of top songs.

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6 Responses to Soundtracks

  1. Apparently, you aren’t the only one among us who says I was remiss about the music….Seems Jeff and Iris are planning on re-visiting the Bond issues we did not get to thins month sometime in the future But you’re right, so many of the Bond theme songs have been HUGE hits that are ‘evergreens’,(as they say in the music business).
    A bit of trivia:”Goldeneye” was one of Tina Turner’s biggest hits overseas.It was written by Bono and The Edge of U2.U2 was supposed to do the theme for “Tomorrow Never DIes” until the powers-that-be got Madonna. They offered for U2 to do the rest of the music, but since Larry Mullen, Jr., who started the group, really dislikes Madonna, they turned it down…imagine being in the position to turn a Bond gig down???
    ( I think we can safely assume that ‘You’re So Vain” is about Warren Beatty; he is the only one it fits.)


  2. Iris B says:

    Well gimme five, Micki, for keep going with the Bond theme 😉
    Duran Duran – definitely my favourite. Loved them in the 80s and “View to a Kill” is a must know song. Sheena Easton YeS, “For your eyes only”, Great song. Not very fond of Adele, oops, loved the Madonna song as well. “Goldfinger” a classic, although not my cup of tea, but an icon in a way! “Live and let die” reminds me nowadays of Shrek … ouch!


  3. Iris B says:

    Oh …. and have a looksee …. sorry Micki to hijack your post …. I thought as you’re still talking “Bond”, check out what I’m gonna do one day over the Australian Summer 😉


  4. pjharjo says:

    You’ve reminded me of a lot of good music coupled with the Bond movies, Micki! 🙂


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