Adele - 'Skyfall' title song discussion

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  • edited October 2012 Posts: 300
    So good that the Adele song is not on the soundtrack cd. More space for Thomas Newman's score

    That's actually a great point. There's no way we would have gotten 77 minutes worth of score with the Skyfall song also on the soundtrack.

    I really don't get the frustration here. Not having the Adele song as part of Thomas Newman's score release is NOT a big deal. If anything, it gives fans an opportunity to obtain two pieces of merchandise/memorabilia from Skyfall instead of just one by getting Adele's single and Thomas Newman's score. :-??
  • edited October 2012 Posts: 824
    If people want Adele's song on the soundtrack cd, buy it and the soundtrack cd, make a playlist in itunes with the titlle song as track 1.

    What is the problem?
  • edited October 2012 Posts: 11,119
    Okay, I have got some great news from the great country of The Netherlands:

    The Dutch Mega Top 50 confirms that for the first time since Sheena Easton's nr.1 for 'For Your Eyes Only', another James Bond title song ends up at the famous nr.1 spot. And off course that song is Adele's 'Skyfall'!!

    Tomorrow afternoon (Saturday October 13th) the Dutch Mega Top 50 will be broadcasted on Radio 3FM at 15:00 GMT+1: http://www.3fm.nl. Later tonight (Friday October 12th), you can already find the full list at http://megatop50.3fm.nl.

    For your information, the Mega Top 50 is the biggest chartlist in The Netherlands. It includes the physical sales of CD's, radio and TV airplay and sold internet downloads.
  • Posts: 7
    Very, very boring song. It's pretty disappointing after the last two, especially Chris Cornell's. I hope the movie makes up for it. I also expected more from Adele.
  • Posts: 17
    The theam song is not good at all for me !! :((
  • Posts: 11,119
    Bourne wrote:
    Very, very boring song. It's pretty disappointing after the last two, especially Chris Cornell's. I hope the movie makes up for it. I also expected more from Adele.

    If you dislike 'Skyfall', then you must dislike the overall Bond music tradition no? Then, songs like 'Diamonds Are Forever' will sound plain boring for you as well.
  • If you dislike 'Skyfall', then you must dislike the overall Bond music tradition no?

    No. He can dislike SF without disliking DAF or any past song.
  • edited October 2012 Posts: 1,021
    Here in France - SKYFALL enters the charts at number 3.
    However this is only after 3 days of sales Oct 5 - Oct 7th. Félicitations Adele!
    http://www.snepmusique.com/fr/page-256084.xml?cid=481151
  • Posts: 11,119
    If you dislike 'Skyfall', then you must dislike the overall Bond music tradition no?

    No. He can dislike SF without disliking DAF or any past song.

    I always think people are individualistic enough to answer a question themselves. That's also interesting for discussion. You don't need to answer for him :-).

    Moreover, he's a newbie. Let's wait and see if he will be a regular poster. During the weeks preceding a James Bond movie premiere a lot of newcomers show up, but who leave instantly afterwards. Doesn't mean he isn't welcome. I welcome everyone....and I welcome good discussions too.
  • Posts: 11,119
    Here in France - SKYFALL enters the charts at number 3.
    However this is only after 3 days of sales Oct 5 - Oct 7th. Félicitations Adele!
    http://www.snepmusique.com/fr/page-256084.xml?cid=481151

    So it enters 'new' on nr. 3?? Marvellous. For Adele it's the 2nd week in the Mega Top 50 charts. She entered at nr. 33 last week solely based on a few hours of music downloads. Now she moves up to nr. 1 with all sales and radio/tv airplay included.

  • Here in France - SKYFALL enters the charts at number 3.
    However this is only after 3 days of sales Oct 5 - Oct 7th. Félicitations Adele!
    http://www.snepmusique.com/fr/page-256084.xml?cid=481151

    So it enters 'new' on nr. 3?? Marvellous. For Adele it's the 2nd week in the Mega Top 50 charts. She entered at nr. 33 last week solely based on a few hours of music downloads. Now she moves up to nr. 1 with all sales and radio/tv airplay included.

    Yes. The sales include digital and physical media. The song went on sale on the 5th and by the 7th had already sold enough copies to get all the way to number 3. If the song had been released earlier in the week it would have certainly gone to the number 1 spot. The next results will be for sales this week oct 8 - oct 14.
  • If you dislike 'Skyfall', then you must dislike the overall Bond music tradition no?

    No. He can dislike SF without disliking DAF or any past song.

    I always think people are individualistic enough to answer a question themselves. That's also interesting for discussion. You don't need to answer for him :-).

    That's a fact though. He might hate the old songs but you can't just assume that because he doesn't like SF.
    Moreover, he's a newbie. Let's wait and see if he will be a regular poster. During the weeks preceding a James Bond movie premiere a lot of newcomers show up, but who leave instantly afterwards.

    So what? What does him being new have to do with anything?
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    Went into HMV today to buy the Adele CD single! They don't sell them anymore?! :-O So i guess at some point over this weekend i will pop to one of the major supermarkets and hopefully pick up a copy their?
  • Posts: 469
    RogueAgent wrote:
    Went into HMV today to buy the Adele CD single! They don't sell them anymore?! :-O So i guess at some point over this weekend i will pop to one of the major supermarkets and hopefully pick up a copy their?
    Will not be long before they all shut down - not as good as they used to be, and with companies like Play.com selling items cheaper, another hole in the high street will appear for another charity shop !

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    largo2 wrote:
    RogueAgent wrote:
    Went into HMV today to buy the Adele CD single! They don't sell them anymore?! :-O So i guess at some point over this weekend i will pop to one of the major supermarkets and hopefully pick up a copy their?
    Will not be long before they all shut down - not as good as they used to be, and with companies like Play.com selling items cheaper, another hole in the high street will appear for another charity shop !

    Or card shop? or believe it or not? Another mobile phone shop! :-t
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    Found this amazing cover on twitter and had to share it!

  • edited October 2012 Posts: 58
    I'm not expecting a music video, is anyone?
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    RogueAgent wrote:
    Went into HMV today to buy the Adele CD single! They don't sell them anymore?! :-O So i guess at some point over this weekend i will pop to one of the major supermarkets and hopefully pick up a copy their?

    Amazon have them

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skyfall-Adele/dp/B009KY0TE4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1350129905&sr=8-6
  • Posts: 7
    Yes, I'm a newbie and don't post that often since I'm not on the computer a lot. I'm just saying that it sounded like the perfect match: Adele and Bond. But, to me, the song just sounded like something she threw together out of obligation.

    I have her CD '21' so I'm aware of the potential. And 'Diamonds Are Forever' was a good song. Some, like FRWL, aren't what I would have turned to on the radio, but the movie was so good that I'll now listen to it over and over just by association. Maybe Skyfall will grow on me.
  • edited October 2012 Posts: 32
    I love it! I wish they would play it on the radio more! This song is awesome!

    In my opinion , Amy Winehouse would have killed it. Her voice was amazing and was perfect for a Bond theme. I Wish Amy could had done a theme for QOS or even Casino Royale.
  • I've been a fan of the James Bond films and novels since I was a kid in the late 70's. I also have my favorites of the films' theme songs that I'm sure won't jive with other fan favorites. But this new one...not really liking it, and Adele is the main reason. There's just something about her style of singing that rubs me the wrong way, from her diction and pronunciation of the lyrics to the fact that it sounds like she barely even tried to hit the high notes in the song. Honestly, I'd not listened to her music in the past and I have even less desire to do it now, so maybe her performance for "Skyfall" isn't indicative of her style. I also realize I'm being a bit nitpicky. But a Bond movie's theme song is as significant as the movie itself, and this one was a shocking disappointment for me.
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    I've been a fan of the James Bond films and novels since I was a kid in the late 70's. I also have my favorites of the films' theme songs that I'm sure won't jive with other fan favorites. But this new one...not really liking it, and Adele is the main reason. There's just something about her style of singing that rubs me the wrong way, from her diction and pronunciation of the lyrics to the fact that it sounds like she barely even tried to hit the high notes in the song. Honestly, I'd not listened to her music in the past and I have even less desire to do it now, so maybe her performance for "Skyfall" isn't indicative of her style. I also realize I'm being a bit nitpicky. But a Bond movie's theme song is as significant as the movie itself, and this one was a shocking disappointment for me.
    I think this is the most traditional Bond sounding song since OP, FYEO, MR and TSWLM.

    I love Cornell and Duran Duran, for their different takes on the Bond song, but as far as traditional Bond songs go, Adele has nailed it 100%.

    Totally love it. The chorus still makes the hair stand up on my arms with goosebumps. I can't want to hear it in the film itself at Odeon Leicester Square in less than 2 weeks time.....

  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    What are the chances of number 1 in the UK today?
  • Samuel001 wrote:
    What are the chances of number 1 in the UK today?

    Zero. :-((
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,351
    Skyfall is number 2 in the UK now.

    Is that it, have we blown our chance of the first ever UK number 1? Drat!
  • Maybe when the film comes out it could make a come back? idk.

    Anyway, Rush for Bond 24!!!
  • Samuel001 wrote:
    Skyfall is number 2 in the UK now.

    Is that it, have we blown our chance of the first ever UK number 1? Drat!
    Might have. Zero Adele singing anywhere on tv. Wait until the movie opens. Strange things have happened.



  • Don't think we will ever have a bond song at no 1 in the uk, if Adele can't do it don't think anyone will. Strangely enough I think releasing this song on a Friday cost it its no 1 as that when so many people got it putting it up to no 4 from only three days of sales. So this weeks full week was like its second week so many people already had it. Bad management if you ask me to release it for James Bond day as its was a Friday. Now it will drop down the charts.
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    jamesdut wrote:
    Don't think we will ever have a bond song at no 1 in the uk, if Adele can't do it don't think anyone will. Strangely enough I think releasing this song on a Friday cost it its no 1 as that when so many people got it putting it up to no 4 from only three days of sales. So this weeks full week was like its second week so many people already had it. Bad management if you ask me to release it for James Bond day as its was a Friday. Now it will drop down the charts.

    Guys. They did it for 'us' fans to. Releasing the song on the 5th of October was exactly 50 years after the premiere of 'Dr. No'. Please give the producers....the music producers some credit for doing that.

    Still, 2nd place!! I find it bloody awesome....equalling Duran Duran. First time I experience so much buzz about a Bond song. And I have started watching my first Bond film in cinema in 1989: 'Licence To Kill'.
  • I know what you mean, but adele would of been no 1 if released on the Monday just a shame that, but hey no 2 is awesome, plus think Duran Durans view to a kill is a better song so I I'm happy
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