BOND POLLS 2015: 007 Music Score Contest (TOP 10 Best Bond Scores, FINAL RESULTS ARE IN, p. 4!)

edited October 2015 in Music Posts: 11,119
The rules of the game are very very simple. Everyone in this forum needs to rank all the 25 Bond movie scores in TOP 10 order, from worst score towards your best quality Bond score. Once that has been done, 'Eurovision Song Contest' points will be attached to everyone's TOP 10 ranking. The points are:

12 POINTS: Your No# 1 Bond Score
10 POINTS: Your Runner-up Bond Score
08 POINTS: Your 2nd Runner-up Bond Score
07 POINTS: Your 4th placed score
06 POINTS: Your 5th placed score
05 POINTS: Your 6th placed score
04 POINTS: Your 7th placed score
03 POINTS: Your 8th placed score
02 POINTS: Your 9th placed score
01 POINT: Your 10th placed score

It would be helpful if you already name your TOP 10 ranking with the points attached to it, like you can see above. And also please mention the composer first.

Also, the poll runs on both "The James Bond"-forum (general IMDB message board) and the "SPECTRE"-forum.

Anyway, here are the 25 contenders for the Big Prize:

Old timeline Bond-films (1962 - 2002):
01. 1962: Music Score for "DOCTOR NO", by Monty Norman
02. 1963: Music Score for "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE", by John Barry
03. 1964: Music Score for "GOLDFINGER", by John Barry
04. 1965: Music Score for "THUNDERBALL", by John Barry
05. 1967: Music Score for "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE", by John Barry
06. 1967: Music Score for "CASINO ROYALE, 1967", by Burt Bacharach (nom. for Grammy)
07. 1969: Music Score for "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE", by John Barry
08. 1971: Music Score for "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER", by John Barry
09. 1973: Music Score for "LIVE AND LET DIE", by George Martin
10. 1974: Music Score for "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN", by John Barry
11. 1977: Music Score for "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME", by Marvin Hamlisch (nom. for Oscar)
12. 1979: Music Score for "MOONRAKER", by John Barry
13. 1981: Music Score for "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY", by Bill Conti
14. 1983: Music Score for "OCTOPUSSY", by John Barry
15. 1983: Music Score for "NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN", by Michèl LeGrand
16. 1985: Music Score for "A VIEW TO A KILL", by John Barry
17. 1987: Music Score for "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS", by John Barry
18. 1989: Music Score for "LICENSE TO KILL", by Michael Kamen
19. 1995: Music Score for "GOLDENEYE", by John Altman & Eric Serra
20. 1997: Music Score for "TOMORROW NEVER DIES", by David Arnold
21. 1999: Music Score for "THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH", by David Arnold
22. 2002: Music Score for "DIE ANOTHER DAY", by David Arnold
New timeline Bond-films (2006 - present):
23. 2006: Music Score for "CASINO ROYALE, 2006", by David Arnold
24. 2008: Music Score for "QUANTUM OF SOLACE", by David Arnold
25. 2012: Music Score for "SKYFALL", by Thomas Newman (nom. for Oscar, won Grammy)
To be included after November 6th 2015:
26. 2015: Music Score for "SPECTRE", by Thomas Newman
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  • Posts: 11,119
    This is my TOP 10 (and TOP 25):

    12 POINTS --> 9.7/10 --> score 'Diamonds Are Forever', John Barry
    10 POINTS --> 9.5/10 --> score 'OHMSS', John Barry
    08 POINTS --> 9.5/10 --> score 'Moonraker', John Barry
    07 POINTS --> 8.5/10 --> score 'Skyfall', Thomas Newman
    06 POINTS --> 8.0/10 --> score 'Live And Let Die', George Martin
    05 POINTS --> 8.0/10 --> score 'The Living Daylights', John Barry
    04 POINTS --> 7.5/10 --> score 'Thunderball', John Barry
    03 POINTS --> 7.0/10 --> score 'For Your Eyes Only', Bill Conti
    02 POINTS --> 6.5/10 --> score 'You Only Live Twice', John Barry
    01 POINTS --> 6.5/10 --> score 'The World Is Not Enough', David Arnold
    11th place --> 6.2/10 --> score 'Goldfinger', John Barry
    12th place --> 6.0/10 --> score 'Tomorrow Never Dies', David Arnold
    13th place --> 5.7/10 --> score 'Casino Royale', David Arnold
    14th place --> 5.5/10 --> score 'Casino Royale', Burt Bacharach (1967)
    15th place --> 5.5/10 --> score 'From Russia With Love', John Barry
    16th place --> 5.2/10 --> score 'Octopussy', John Barry
    17th place --> 4.5/10 --> score 'The Spy Who Loved Me', Marvin Hamlisch
    18th place --> 4.5/10 --> score 'A View To A Kill', John Barry
    19th place --> 4.2/10 --> score 'The Man With The Golden Gun', John Barry
    20th place --> 4.0/10 --> score 'Quantum Of Solace', David Arnold
    21st place --> 3.5/10 --> score 'License To Kill', Michael Kamen
    22nd place --> 2.5/10 --> score 'GoldenEye', Eric Serra/John Altman
    23rd place --> 2.5/10 --> score 'Never Say Never Again', Michel LeGrand
    24th place --> 2.0/10 --> score 'Doctor No', Monty Norman
    25th place --> 1.0/10 --> score 'Die Another Day', David Arnold

  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited July 2015 Posts: 23,883
    12 POINTS --> score 'OHMSS', John Barry
    10 POINTS --> score 'Thunderball', John Barry
    08 POINTS --> score 'The Living Daylights', John Barry
    07 POINTS --> score 'Diamonds Are Forever', John Barry
    06 POINTS --> score 'Live And Let Die', George Martin
    05 POINTS --> score 'Moonraker', John Barry
    04 POINTS --> score 'Octopussy', John Barry
    03 POINTS --> score 'You Only Live Twice', John Barry
    02 POINTS --> score 'The Man With The Golden Gun', John Barry
    01 POINTS --> score 'From Russia With Love', John Barry
    11th place --> score 'The Spy Who Loved Me', Marvin Hamlisch
    12th place --> score 'A View To A Kill', John Barry
    13th place --> score 'Goldfinger', John Barry
    14th place --> score 'Quantum Of Solace', David Arnold
    15th place --> score 'Skyfall', Thomas Newman
    16th place --> score 'License To Kill', Michael Kamen
    17th place --> score 'Casino Royale', David Arnold
    18th place --> score 'For Your Eyes Only', Bill Conti
    19th place --> score 'GoldenEye', Eric Serra/John Altman
    20th place --> score 'Casino Royale', Burt Bacharach (1967)
    21st place --> score 'Doctor No', Monty Norman
    22nd place --> score 'Tomorrow Never Dies', David Arnold
    23rd place --> score 'Die Another Day', David Arnold
    24th place --> score 'The World Is Not Enough', David Arnold
    25th place --> score 'Never Say Never Again', Michel LeGrand
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 4,961
    12 POINTS --> score 'A View to a Kill', John Barry
    10 POINTS --> score 'For Your Eyes Only', Bill Conti
    08 POINTS --> score 'The Living Daylights', John Barry
    07 POINTS --> score 'Moonraker', John Barry
    06 POINTS --> score 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', John Barry
    05 POINTS --> score 'The Spy Who Loved Me', Marvin Hamlisch
    04 POINTS --> score 'Octopussy', John Barry
    03 POINTS --> score 'Live and Let Die', George Martin
    02 POINTS --> score 'Thunderball', John Barry
    01 POINT --> score 'From Russia With Love', John Barry
    11th place --> score 'Goldfinger', John Barry
    12th place --> score 'You Only Live Twice', John Barry
    13th place --> score 'The Man With the Golden Gun', John Barry
    14th place --> score 'Diamonds Are Forever', John Barry
    15th place --> score 'Goldeneye', Eric Serra
    16th place --> score 'Licence to Kill', Michael Kamen
    17th place --> score 'Quantum of Solace', David Arnold
    18th place --> score 'The World is not Enough', David Arnold
    19th place --> score 'Tomorrow Never Dies', David Arnold
    20th place --> score 'Casino Royale', David Arnold
    21st place --> score 'Die Another Day', David Arnold
    22nd place --> score 'Dr.No', Monty Norman
    23rd place --> score 'Skyfall', Thomas Newman
  • Posts: 11,119
    12 POINTS --> score 'A View to a Kill', John Barry
    10 POINTS --> score 'For Your Eyes Only', Bill Conti
    08 POINTS --> score 'The Living Daylights', John Barry
    07 POINTS --> score 'Moonraker', John Barry
    06 POINTS --> score 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service', John Barry
    05 POINTS --> score 'The Spy Who Loved Me', Marvin Hamlisch
    04 POINTS --> score 'Octopussy', John Barry
    03 POINTS --> score 'Live and Let Die', George Martin
    02 POINTS --> score 'Thunderball', John Barry
    01 POINT --> score 'From Russia With Love', John Barry
    11th place --> score 'Goldfinger', John Barry
    12th place --> score 'You Only Live Twice', John Barry
    13th place --> score 'The Man With the Golden Gun', John Barry
    14th place --> score 'Diamonds Are Forever', John Barry
    15th place --> score 'Goldeneye', Eric Serra
    16th place --> score 'Licence to Kill', Michael Kamen
    17th place --> score 'Quantum of Solace', David Arnold
    18th place --> score 'The World is not Enough', David Arnold
    19th place --> score 'Tomorrow Never Dies', David Arnold
    20th place --> score 'Casino Royale', David Arnold
    21st place --> score 'Die Another Day', David Arnold
    22nd place --> score 'Dr.No', Monty Norman
    23rd place --> score 'Skyfall', Thomas Newman

    Hey AVTAK-lover ;-). Good to see you again buddy hehe.
  • Posts: 11,119
    Keep voting guys ;-)
  • Posts: 11,119
    Keep voting guys ;-)
  • Posts: 11,119
    Just in between: This isn't bad actually ;-):
  • Posts: 11,119
    Anyone else?
  • Posts: 11,119
    These are the results of Daniel Jolly:

    01. OHMSS
    02. DAF
    03. FRWL
    04. TLD
    05. TMWTGG
    06. TB
    07. MR
    08. AVTAK
    09. OP
    10. QOS
  • Posts: 7,130
    12 POINTS: "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE", by John Barry
    10 POINTS: "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE", by John Barry
    08 POINTS: "MOONRAKER", by John Barry
    07 POINTS: "GOLDFINGER", by John Barry
    06 POINTS: "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE", by John Barry
    05 POINTS: "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER", by John Barry
    04 POINTS: "OCTOPUSSY", by John Barry
    03 POINTS: "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS", by John Barry
    02 POINTS: "A VIEW TO A KILL", by John Barry
    01 POINT: "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN", by John Barry
  • Posts: 11,119
    Thanks @SaintMark ;-). Any more voters :-)? @RC7 perhaps??
  • edited July 2015 Posts: 154
    12 POINTS --> score "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", John Barry
    10 POINTS --> score "Diamonds Are Forever", John Barry
    08 POINTS --> score "The Living Daylights", John Barry
    07 POINTS --> score "Live and Let Die", George Martin
    06 POINTS --> score ''Moonraker", John Barry
    05 POINTS --> score "A View To a Kill", John Barry
    04 POINTS --> score "You Only Live Twice", John Barry
    03 POINTS --> score "For Your Eyes Only", Bill Conti
    02 POINTS --> score "Goldfinger", John Barry
    01 POINT --> score "Tomorrow Never Dies", David Arnold
    11th place --> score "Skyfall", Thomas Newman
    12th place --> score "The Spy who loved me", Marvin Hamlisch
    13th place --> score "Octopussy", John Barry
    14th place --> score "Thunderball", John Barry
    15th place --> score "Licence to Kill", Michael Kamen
    16th place --> score "Casino Royale", David Arnold
    17th place --> score "The Man with the golden gun", John Barry
    18th place --> score "Quantum of Solace, David Arnold
    19th place --> score "From Russia with love", John Barry
    20th place --> score "Dr. No", Monty Norman
    21st place --> score "The World is not enough", David Arnold
    22nd place --> score "Die Another Day", David Arnold
    23rd place --> score "Goldeneye", Eric Serra
    24rd place --> score "Never Say Never Again", Michel Legrand
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Back on Earth
    Posts: 32,978
    12p OHMSS
    10p FRWL
    8p GF
    7p YOLT
    6p TB
    5p DAF
    4p MR
    3p OP
    2p TLD
    1p TMWTGG
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 3,918
    12 POINTS: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    10 POINTS: You Only Live Twice
    08 POINTS: Moonraker
    07 POINTS: Goldfinger
    06 POINTS: Thunderball
    05 POINTS: The Living Daylights
    04 POINTS: Diamonds Are Forever
    03 POINTS: A View To A Kill
    02 POINTS: From Russia With Love
    01 POINT: Casino Royale
  • Posts: 11,119
    Yess, more and more votes are coming in. I'm holding the same poll on the IMDB-James Bond forum, and I see some very interesting differences!
  • 12 POINTS: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    10 POINTS: A view to a kill
    08 POINTS: The living daylights
    07 POINTS: Tomorrow never dies
    06 POINTS: Casino Royale
    05 POINTS: The spy who loved me
    04 POINTS: For your eyes only
    03 POINTS: Goldfinger
    02 POINTS: Live and let die
    01 POINT: Licence to kill

  • Posts: 11,119
    thanks for the votes man ;-)
  • 12 pts On Her Majesty's Secret Service; John Barry
    10 pts A View to a Kill; John Barry
    08 pts Tomorrow Never Dies; David Arnold
    07 pts You Only Live Twice; John Barry
    06 pts Quantum of Solace; David Arnold
    05 pts Diamonds Are Forever; John Barry
    04 pts The World Is Not Enough; David Arnold
    03 pts Moonraker; John Barry
    02 pts Casino Royale; David Arnold
    01 pt Licence to Kill; Michael Kamen
  • edited July 2015 Posts: 11,119
    Thank you so much for the votes so far.

    Current standings, after 10 voters:

    01. 112 POINTS: Music Score "ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE" (John Barry)
    02. 058 POINTS: Music Score "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER" (John Barry) 
    03. 054 POINTS: Music Score "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" (John Barry)
    04. 053 POINTS: Music Score "MOONRAKER" (John Barry)
    05. 045 POINTS: Music Score "A VIEW TO A KILL" (John Barry)

    06. 039 POINTS: Music Score "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" (John Barry)
    07. 033 POINTS: Music Score "THUNDERBALL" (John Barry) 
    08. 032 POINTS: Music Score "FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" (John Barry)
    09. 027 POINTS: Music Score "GOLDFINGER" (John Barry)
    10. 024 POINTS: Music Score "LIVE AND LET DIE" (George Martin)

    11. 020 POINTS: Music Score "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" (Bill Conti)
    12. 017 POINTS: Music Score "OCTOPUSSY" (John Barry)
    13. 016 POINTS: Music Score "TOMORROW NEVER DIES" (David Arnold)
    14. 010 POINTS: Music Score "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN" (John Barry)
    15. 010 POINTS: Music Score "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (Marvin Hamlisch, Oscar nom.)
    16. 009 POINTS: Music Score "CASINO ROYALE 2006" (David Arnold)
    17. 007 POINTS: Music Score "QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (David Arnold)
    18. 007 POINTS: Music Score "SKYFALL" (Thomas Newman, Oscar nom. Grammy win)
    19. 004 POINTS: Music Score "THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH" (David Arnold)
    20. 002 POINTS: Music Score "LICENSE TO KILL" (Michael Kamen)
    21. 000 POINTS: Music Score "DOCTOR NO" (Monty Norman)
    21. 000 POINTS: Music Score "CASINO ROYALE 1967" (Burt Bacharach, Grammy nom.)
    21. 000 POINTS: Music Score "NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN" (Michel Legrand)
    21. 000 POINTS: Music Score "GOLDENEYE" (John Altman & Eric Serra)
    21. 000 POINTS: Music Score "DIE ANOTHER DAY" (David Arnold)
  • bondjamesbondjames You were expecting someone else?
    edited July 2015 Posts: 23,883
    On first review, I'm quite surprised by TND's showing. Above CR & QoS?

    & @Gustav_Graves, CR s/b David Arnold and not John Barry.
  • Posts: 11,119
    I corrected it ;-). Funny to see that with the very same poll, IMDB-voters vote quite differently.
  • Posts: 11,119
    edit
  • I corrected it ;-). Funny to see that with the very same poll, IMDB-voters vote quite differently.

    They are not Bond "experts", we are, hehehe

  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 4,961
    To be honest, I'm surprised at Diamonds Are Forever's position- second, only to OHMSS? Apart from a few tracks, I don't see anything so special (apart from the fact that it is a Barry score, so it's better than anything we've had in the past 20 years).

    And where's @Murdock when we need him?! Goldeneye is in need of some points...
  • Posts: 834
    Feels like I'm voting for the Eurovision Song Contest ;) Ok, so my points are as follows...

    12 Points: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    10 Points: Thunderball
    08 Points: You Only Live Twice
    07 Points: Diamonds Are Forever
    06 Points: Live and Let Die
    05 Points: Octopussy
    04 Points: The Man with the Golden Gun
    03 Points: Moonraker
    02 Points: Goldeneye
    01 Point: Casino Royale
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 16,635
    12 Points: DAF
    10 Points: OHMSS
    08 Points: MR
    07 Points: YOLT
    06 Points: TB
    05 Points: TLD
    04 Points: OP
    03 Points: FRWL
    02 Points: AVTAK
    01 Point: TMWTGG
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 4,961
    DarthDimi wrote: »
    12 Points: DAF
    10 Points: OHMSS
    08 Points: MR
    07 Points: YOLT
    06 Points: TB
    05 Points: TLD
    04 Points: OP
    03 Points: FRWL
    02 Points: AVTAK
    01 Point: TMWTGG

    It's Barry slam dunk!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 16,635
    @MayDayDiVicenzo, there's really no other way, is there? ;-)
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 3,918
    I'm disappointed that Goldfinger is doing pretty poorly.
  • Posts: 11,119
    Hmmm, in a way I'm not that much surprised. It's a great score, but for me a bit too much 'straight-in-to-your-face". The score from FRWL for instance.....sounded more sinister and mysterious. And at times also a bit complex....which I like for future listenings.
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