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Worst overall are DAD & AWTD, for sure.
My favorite is The Spy Who Loved Me by Carly Simon.
Least Favorite: Madge, Die Another Day... Shudder.....
Again, poor points mate, no offence.
No melody?? Lyrics that makes sense?? Name a Bond song that fits this description?!!
It's a Rock twist on the Bond theme, and the lyrics are cool:
'I know the player
With the slick
For Her Majesty
Golden tone voice
And then your fantasy
From a killer
Turned a thrill
Into a tragedy
Another tricky little gun
Giving solace to the one
That will never see
Another inch of your life
For your brother
In the nick of time
Another dirty money,
Heaven sent honey
Turning on a dime
A door left open
A woman walking by
A drop in the water
A look in the eye
A phone on the table
A man on your side
Someone that you think
That you can
Trust is just
Another way to die
Sorry guys, the foot is down, the song is good.
And no, it's not good. Not in my book, nor in many others. You're allowed to like it though.
Die Another Day.
Sure, let me elaborate what I mean.
For starters, you are correct in pointing out that it is a rock song. And that's not a bad thing. Some of my favorites are rock songs (Live And Let Die, You Know My Name, A View To A Kill). AWTD starts out quite promising, in a similar vain to YKMN. The opening guitar riff works, as does the overall arrangement of instruments. And then Jack White opens his mouth.
For the record, I think White is a phenomenal guitar player, and a great musician overall. His voice however, at least to my ears, is quite insipid. It may be better suited to the blues and the style he is known for, but it is painfully out of place in a Bond song. And unfortunately that's why I think the song crashes as soon as the first verse begins.
Alicia Keys is a great musician as well, and has a great voice. However, once again, unfortunately, it's a voice not suited for the Bond world. It's difficult to describe, but it feels forced and out of place. There are many great voices out there, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are suited for Bond. I feel Keys fits that description.
Furthermore, when they duet, it's difficult to even hear White as Keys overpowers him vocally. And though that's probably a good thing considering her voice is infinitely better, at the same time it then begs the question - what's the point of the duet?
But the worst part of all happens in the break after the second chorus, when they start chanting all those "Whooooaaas." It's lazy songwriting at that point, and tonally it feels intrusive and distracting. It's a terrible vocal melody, and one that lacks class and sophistication (all the things Bond should be). It sounds cheap and aimed at the lowest common denominator. That is not Bond.
The song ends well, similar to how it starts. But that is not enough to save it. Everything in the middle is seriously misguided, and just completely takes away from what otherwise could have been a good idea. That is why I feel it fails, and why it feels worse than others, because it had the potential to be good.
Rubbish. Pure and simple. Your telling me Lulu's Man With The Golden Gun or Mad Madge's effort have melody!! Give me a break.
And you know what you can do with your book ;)
Yep, there's no melody. Lyrics don't make sense at all, even less than usual. It's not the only Bond song that has this problem but that's no excuse really.
It's a rock song, but not a good one. Good rock Bond songs: LALD and You Know My Name.
Sorry mate, I think we'll just have to disagree on this one.
But once more, I have to say, I think it is a matter of what floats your boat. A lot of what you saw as poor or weakness, I enjoyed as quirky or fresh. Gotta love diverse opinion I guess. But thanks for taking the time to explain.
No need to apologise mate, we had a good run.. :)
Of course, no problem. And I completely agree that it really is a matter of taste. I cetainly don't feel this way about it because it's the popular opinion. Believe me, I really tried to like it, tried to find the good things about it. I wanted to like it. But in the end, it just wasn't working for me so that led to my current opinion of it.
#1 White and Keys / Another Way to Die
#2 Madonna / Die Another Day
#3 Carly Simon / Nobody Does It Better
#4 Sheena Easton / For Your Eyes Only
#5 Shirley Bassey / Goldfinger
#6 Shirley Bassey / Diamonds are Forever
#7 Tom Jones / Thunderball
#8 Shirley Bassey / Moonraker
#9 Rita Coolidge / All Time High
#10 Duran Duran / A View To a Kill
I feel this years release could well be in the top three if I were to attempt this again after time of release
DAD is by far the worst, and All Time High was really an All Time Low.
DAD is the one who sucks more. i never liked Madonna at all.
I think DAD sounds awesome, when it's instrumental. ;)
- Tomorrow Never Dies is sung by a childish voice. Further it's plain boring.
- The World Is Not Enough is plain boring.
- GoldenEye is just fantastic.
- You Know My Name is great also.
- Another Way To Die has the sound of The Man With The Golden Gun, but something is off. I don't know to like it or not, still don't!
All the other Bond themesongs are great to fantastic in my opinion. They all give their movies an identity together with the overall scores.
Her singing is what ruins it.
Well, I like the beginning and the percussive strings. But when this awful electro beat starts I'm out. I do not know how anyone could ever come to the conclusion she was suited - more so after she only was an aged telegym advisor past her prime back in 2002.