Ranking the Title Songs by Era

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As far as the Bond songs go, I couldn't put all the 25+ songs on a list and rank them. However, I figured it would be interesting to rank songs by an actor's tenure. Like how "GoldenEye" in this case couldn't be ranked among Craig era title songs. Curious to see what rankings we got in store!


1. "The James Bond Theme" - by Monty Norman, orchestrated by John Barry
2. "Diamonds Are Forever" - Shirley Bassey
3. "You Only Live Twice" - Nancy Sinatra
4. "Goldfinger" - Shirley Bassey
5. "Thunderball" - Tom Jones
6. "From Russia with Love" - Matt Monroe
7. "Jump Up" - Byron Lee and the Dragonaires
8. "Underneath the Mango Tree" - Monty Norman, and pretty much whoever participated
9. "Three Blind Mice" - Byron Lee and the Dragonaires
10. "Never Say Never Again" - I Don't Care

I'd include "Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", but neither version of the song ever actually turns up in the film or on the soundtrack besides instrumentals. But I suppose that won't stop any of you!


1. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service Theme" - John Barry
2. "We Have All the Time in the World" - Louis Armstrong
3. "Underneath the Mango Tree" - Whoever that singer was


1. "A View to a Kill" - Duran Duran
2. "Nobody Does it Better - Carly Simon
3. "For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
4. "Live and Let Die" - Paul McCartney and Wings
5. "Moonraker" - Shirley Bassey
6. "All Time High" - Rita Coolige
7. "The Man with the Golden Gun" - Lulu


1. "If There Was a Man" - The Pretenders
2. "The Living Daylights" - A-ha
3. "Where Has Everybody Gone?" - The Pretenders
4. "Licence to Kill" - Gladys Knight
5. "If You Asked Me To" Patti LaBelle


1. "Die Another Day" - Madonna
2. "GoldenEye" - Tina Turner
3. "The World is Not Enough" - Garbage
4. "Tomorrow Never Dies" - Cheryl Crow
5. "Only Myself to Blame" - Scott Walker
6. "Surrender" - k.d. Lang
7. "The Experience of Love" - Eric Serra


1. "Skyfall" - Adele
2. "No Time to Die" - Billie Eilish
3. "You Know My Name" - Chris Cornell
4. "Writing's on the Wall" - Sam Smith
5. "Another Way to Die" - Jack White & Alicia Keys

Compiling all this, it intrigues me that both English born actors Moore and Craig were the only ones to have no extra songs on their soundtracks like the others!


  • Agent_47Agent_47 Canada
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    1. Thunderball
    2. You Only Live Twice
    3. Goldfinger
    4. From Russia With Love (instrumental)
    5. Diamonds Are Forever
    6. Everything from Dr. No


    1. The Man With The Golden Gun
    2. Live And Let Die
    3. A View To A Kill
    4. For Your Eyes Only
    5. Nobody Does It Better
    6. Moonraker
    7. All Time High


    1. The Living Daylights
    2. License To Kill


    1. The World Is Not Enough
    2. Goldeneye
    3. Tomorrow Never Dies
    4. Die Another Day


    1. Skyfall
    2. You Know My Name
    3. Writings On The Wall
    4. Another Way To Die
    5. No Time To Die

    Just focused on the main themes that accompany the title sequence. I've never ranked all of the songs so it was a nice little exercise.
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