Music videos that look like Bond title sequences

PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
edited May 2015 in Music Posts: 3,488
This may never catch on or it will be closed immediately, but I thought I'd give it a shot. Does anyone know any music videos that have a bit of Bond style? (Maurice Binder or Daniel Kleinman)

Here's one to start:

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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Great idea for a thread, my good friend @PropertyOfALady!

    How about this one:

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Never saw that before! Good song. Probably the anthem of all members here.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Never saw that before! Good song. Probably the anthem of all members here.

    Indeed, I hadn't heard it in a long time but it's a good one from the band Scouting for Girls (see what they did there?!). There are no doubt others out there that I will post as it comes to me.

  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    I don't know if this meets the criteria but here's the Opening titles to "Billion Dollar Brain."
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Sure it meets the criteria. It's a video and its got music. Music video. Thanks for the contribution! :D
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    That's very Bondian. The only way it could be more is if there were guns and girls.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Yes, well spotted @Murdock. Billion Dollar Brain is a brilliant score and the most Bondian of the Harry Palmer films, as you can see from those titles!

    Here's another one I've remembered from a few years back - The Feeling with 'Love It When You Call'. It features former JBIFC President Graham Rye in the role of a gang boss, has Bondian casino references and an Octopussy film reference to boot!

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Not much Binder/Kleinman here, but James Bond as a whole. Including an Aston Martin, tuxedo, casinos and beautiful girls.


  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @DaltonCraig007 Good pick. It's funny, when I watched True Detective, I didn't even think of that.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    One of the best homage's/spoofs of Bond main title sequences. ;)
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Murdock Spy Hard is hilarious. I love Leslie Nielsen.

    I seem to recall a video that had guns and girls in it, but I can't remember what it was.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Not exactly a music video but a spoof worth seeing, from the end credits sequence of the film that goes by the title Get Ready To Be Boyzvoiced (2000).
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    They're definitely going for Bond there. I'll have to give the film a look.
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    I mean.. it sorta doesn't count.. but at the same time does:
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @JWESTBROOK When I was young, that video used to scare The Living Daylights out of me. :))
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    Robbie Williams - Millennium (Thunderball / Yolt) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcWOviMI6Lk
    Duffy - Rain On Your Parade (QOS) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQJj4w9-WuQ
    The Script - No Good in Goodbye (QOS, Skyfall) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRNTOabGsDk
    Caro Emerald - That Man (DR NO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Xtl22x5Sg
    De Phazz - The Mambo Craze (DR NO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsHY_4RW0_Y
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @M_Balje Thanks for those. Those are all great suggestions, especially the last two and Millennium.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    @M_Balje Thanks for those. Those are all great suggestions, especially the last two and Millennium.

    Great list indeed. How could I have forgotten about Robbie Williams' Millennium?!
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Paradox Hotel
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    They're definitely going for Bond there. I'll have to give the film a look.

    It is not a Bond spoof, it is a Norwegian boys band spoof.
  • Nice topic. It would be a good way to "prove" that Bond ruled in the eighties if you found Bond iconology in the music videos of that time (while many box-office fans not born at that time think the 80s was a low point for the franchise !)

    Here is for instance a French hit of 1986 which mix Bond along with other strong iconology at that time. You can see a direct tribute to Dr No titles at 2:45 for instance, the dots and the dancers.

    Warning, this hit French music video from the 80's may be considered by some "not safe for work" nowadays !


  • edited May 2015 Posts: 1,985
    Now the question, do you want us to limit to music videos that are really close to the Bond titles. Like this one from Alizee, with a direct tribute to the CR visual effects for instance (with leaves instead of cards when she kills the guy).



    Or can we talk about music clips where the link is more distant. For instance this clip by Justice could be judged as reminiscent of Kleinman's approach, with the scrolling on inanimate objects etc..



    Warning : some may judge it NSFW either.

    Also, I see spoof titles above, then there's this one from a French movie, which did, well, more viewers than any Bond ever did, unfair :) The rest of the movie has zero relationship with Bond though.

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    @Suivez_ce_parachute I was thinking general links to Bond titles like girls and guns floating around the screen, but specific links like the CR card video are welcome too.
  • edited May 2015 Posts: 1,985
    Interesting compared to other discussions in other threads, because I think the Binder and Kleinman flavor are far more than girls and guns floating, a bit like Bond is more than tuxedo and martinis. 1) It's ok to use them for a spoof, but 2) you can still have the flavor without any of the elements, and in the end 3) you have to hit the magic button to use these elements without looking like a spoof..

    I'd say :
    1) is the film title above
    2) is the Justice video above (IMO - the girls help a lot for the Kleinman touch though)
    and if it had been more successful, 3) could have been the Alizee video : the CR leaves effect is meaningful for the song.

    Here's another one, where Bond titles iconology is mixed with other strong iconology (Pulp Fiction for instance)

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Well, I do have to say that I am quite enjoying everyone's submissions!
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    The opening to "The Avengers" 1998 version. ;)
  • ClarkDevlinClarkDevlin Martinis, Girls and Guns
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    Now the question, do you want us to limit to music videos that are really close to the Bond titles. Like this one from Alizee, with a direct tribute to the CR visual effects for instance (with leaves instead of cards when she kills the guy).

    I think I'm in love... :-O
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