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While I'm here I'll also throw 'Only Myself to Blame' by Scott Walker from the TWINE soundtrack. Hey, might as well.
4. The World is Not Enough - Garbage
3. Another Way to Die - Alicia Keys & Jack White
2. Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
1. Die Another Day - Madonna
That was my original post.
With the exception of returns to Bassey and the Bassey wannabes (Gladys Knight and arguably Tina Turner), the producers have almost always gone with whoever was "hot" at the moment. Paul McCartney and Carly Simon were huge in the '70s, as were Sheena Easton, Duran Duran, and a-ha in the '80s, and U2 and Sheryl Crow in the '90s.
But even the "hot" artists can have an "off" song. Sometimes you're lucky to get A View to a Kill, but sometimes you get Tomorrow Never Dies.
#2 Die Another Day
#3 For Your Eyes Only
#4 The Spy Who Loved Me
#5 not really sure, was going to include a Bassey tune, but maybe it's not so bad
Do you know how christmas tree's are grown stand alone is maybe overly sweet. though when played during certain scene, where blofelds henchman are trying to kill bond in the movie, the music is at odds with the action, to me it create more tension.
Let me ask you this, how would you feel about it if it were sung by someone else, like say Shirley Bassey, or Tom Jones even?
The tune's great but everything else is mediocre.
Oh, I don't even remember that scene!
The song is being played at the Lauterbrunnen train station when Bond arrives in Switzerland, but just briefly, so it doesn't bother me in that scene. And then again I think the melody is played by the Music boxes that Blofeld gives to his "angels of death".
But can you tell me what scene you were referring to?
i remember back, before i owned all the films - i had the 30th Anniversary Album which has all the themes up to LTK on it.. so the themes that I hadn't seen with the movies, I was experiencing for the first time just as songs... and I remember disliking it then, and it hasn't changed for me, and that was 14 years ago (damn where did the time go lol)..
but it's a combination of LuLu's wretched singing, and the music itself.... in the vein of AWTD, you can tell they wanted something to match the popularity of LALD - but fell well short of the mark.... i much prefer the version that plays at the end of movie - it's a little slowed down, and i think showcases LuLu's true vocal talent, instead of this weird mash of screeching, horns, and guitars.
Absolutely Vulgar Tunes.
The rooftop fight scene in YOLT is the only thing that saves that song from being on my list.
Yes, I agree with you. It's treacly as a standalone but somehow works when Bond finds Tracy at the ice rink. And of course, Barry's instrumental is excellent.
On another note, while I like the version of LALD sung in the club in New Orleans, it is somewhat jarring to hear the theme sung during the movie.
It's also played in the ice rink scene? Gee, I have to watch that film again! I only remembered the train station scene. So obviously you are right, as in the other scenes the song did not annoy me enough to remember it...
Although its very hard to save a song that's un-saveable. Yes I did ask the music teacher "you had 20 films to choose from why did you choose the worst!?"
The worst song? QOS. Even Michael Wilson was ashamed about it, making an excuse that they rushed it out, not giving that part of making the film, the time it deserved.
I don't know. Tell us, please. It's important to post something that others can then reply to.
I love this song! It's energetic, the lyrics are a lot of fun, it has a great composition which is extended well in the rest of the score and the choice of instruments is inspiring.
Compared to the likes of AWTD, DAD or TND, this piece of music is brilliant, at least IMO.