Top 7 Bond Music Scores

edited April 2012 in Music Posts: 4,732
For me, I'd pick these seven as the greatest:
-GoldenEye
-The Living Daylights
-A View to a Kill
-For Your Eyes Only
-Diamonds Are Forever
-Live and Let Die
-The Spy Who Loved Me

What are your top 007 music scores?
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  • X3MSonicXX3MSonicX At home waiting for Bond 25!
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    -Goldeneye
    -The World Is Not Enough
    -Casino Royale
    -Quantum Of Solace
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    My favourites:
    You Only Live Twice
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    The Living Daylights
    GoldenEye
    Casino Royale
  • DB5DB5
    Posts: 408
    Goldfinger
    Thunderball
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • echoecho 007 in New York
    edited April 2012 Posts: 3,284
    Pretty sure all seven should be Barry:

    OHMSS
    YOLT
    DAF
    GF
    TB
    TLD
    MR
  • KerimKerim Istanbul Not Constantinople
    Posts: 2,631
    OHMSS
    YOLT
    MR
    GE
    TLD
    AVTAK
    LALD
  • Posts: 5,747
    YOLT
    QoS
    FRWL (for the theme that plays out through multiple films)
    TLD
    GE
    TB (has an amazing underwater score)
    CR
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
    Posts: 13,002
    OHMSS
    DAF
    MR
    TMWTGG
    GE
    TLD
    AVTAK

  • RC7RC7
    Posts: 9,794
    Surprised to see GE so much.

    OHMSS
    DAF
    LALD
    TLD
    MR
    TND
    AVTAK
  • Posts: 485
    OHMSS
    YOLT
    LALD
    TSWLM
    Octopussy
    GoldenEye
    CR
  • edited April 2012 Posts: 9,362
    FRWL
    OHMSS
    FYEO (I find the first three about just as good for different reasons: FRWL for it's early Bond, very classic sound, OHMSS for it's late 60s style, and FYEO for it's 70s/80s style.)

    GF
    AVTAK
    TLD
    DAF
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    OHMSS
    LALD
    AVTAK
    YOLT
    TB
    TSWLM
    TND
  • OHMSS
    YOLT
    MR
    TB
    AVTAK
    DAF
    LALD
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    GE
    TLD
    TSWLM (BOND77)
    CR
    TWINE
    AVTAK
    DAF
  • Posts: 2,248
    YOLT
    OHMSS
    TND
    MR
    TLD
    TWINE
    CR
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited April 2012 Posts: 13,199
    I'm not sure if these are my top seven but they are seven of the best:

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    You Only Live Twice
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Live And Let Die
    Moonraker
    For Your Eyes Only
    The Living Daylights
  • edited April 2012 Posts: 278
    ....just all John Barry's!!! x.

    ok then my seven are...

    OHMSS
    TD
    GF
    YOLT
    TLD
    LALD
    DAF

    X.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 16,295
    DAF
    MR
    TLD
    OHMSS
    YOLT
    TB
    AVTAK

    (and it hurts to leave out the other Barry scores.)
  • Posts: 562
    - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    - The Living Daylights
    - Thunderball
    - Moonraker
    - A View to a Kill
    - Diamonds Are Forever
    - Tomorrow Never Dies
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
    Posts: 15,673
    GoldenEye
    A View To A Kill
    Quantum of Solace
    Moonraker
    Tomorrow Never Dies
    Die Another Day
    You Only Live Twice
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    Great idea for a thread @00Beast, as always. Im listing these not by quality but by order of release.

    -You Only Live Twice
    -On Her Majesty's Secret Service (The very best IMO)
    -Live and Let Die
    -Moonraker
    -A View To A Kill
    -License to Kill (I always really loved Kamen's score)
    -Casino Royale (I'll give Arnold some credit here. I think his work on QOS was great too)
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    OHMSS - Simply the best score ever. No ifs, no buts.
    DAF - Runs a pretty close 2nd to the above.
    YOLT - Beautiful, haunting and ethereal.
    FRWL - Has a bit of everything... and a great version of the Bond Theme to boot.
    GF - Just love some of the Bond motifs and the way the title song is used through out this score.
    TB - Bombastic and thrilling.
    MR - Barry's best score for a Moore movie (IMO).
  • Posts: 1,817
    OHMSS
    YOLT
    TB
    TLD
    FRWL
    LALD
    CR

    I think this would be interesting and it won't require another thread: Which are your top 7 instrumental tracks?
    Mine are: Escape from Piz Gloria (OHMSS), He's Dangerous (AVTAK), We Share the Same Passions (GE), Inside Man (QOS), Chateau Fight (TB), On the Road (DAF), I'm the Money (CR)... an many, many more!
  • saunderssaunders Living in a world of avarice and deceit
    Posts: 987
    CR
    OHMSS
    TLD
    LALD
    TND
    GF
    YOLT





  • edited May 2012 Posts: 3,494
    To be fair, since this is a top 7 and not top 22 list, or the Barry soundtracks would sweep-

    1. GF- Like the movie itself, the "Bond Sound" was created here. The scores that followed would not have that "sound" if it wasn't created here. There has yet to be a better theme than the title song.
    2. DAF- The ethereal sounds Barry creates are just awesome. The Vegas big brass and horns are perfect- if you close your eyes and didn't know the movie was in Vegas, you might guess you were there or listening to a mob movie. And the mobsters still found their way in anyway! The title song Barry's second best without question, like GF I still get chilled to the bone listening to it after all these years. Brilliant stuff.
    3. OHMSS- Probably one of if not the greatest instrumental ever in the movie genre. Provides me with this incredible boost of energy. I found the Nina song ill-fitting and awkward sounding and always skip the track. Otherwise a great soundtrack.
    4. OP- I've been listening to it a lot more lately and appreciating it a lot more. I like the title song much better as an instrumental weaving it's way through the film. The locality themes in India fit well. It mostly all seems to fit really well.
    5. LALD- The best non-Barry score in the series. Martin uses the title song like Barry, which I feel all Bond composers should do because it really helps give the movie and individual soundtrack an identity to help it stand out from the other movies, especially when the same composer scores multiple films.
    6. YOLT- Another haunting theme that you can hum over and over. The Oriental themes are lush and atmospheric. Love it.
    7. TND- Surprise, surprise, but I still feel this is Arnold's best work. I realize it is in part a tribute to the Barry era, but even his more original stuff is pretty good compared to most of his other work. Surrender is a classic theme of any Bond era and should have been the title piece, I rank the song with Barry's best pieces and it takes a lot to impress me like that.


  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    You Only Live Twice
    The Living Daylights
    Moonraker
    Thunderball
    Goldfinger
    A View To A Kill

    I almost forgot MR!
  • Posts: 7,107
    FRWL - the first time Barry did it all by himself and here was the birth of many iconic musical pieces.
    OHMSS - Barry at his best, a fulltime inhabitent of my Ipod.
    Moonraker - Another of Barry's brilliant moodcompositions.
    LALD - Very Bondian and yet so different from the regular composer, really a taste soundtrack with a killer themesong
    FYEO - Tom Conti's 80's soundtrack that is another original and great moodpiece that is instantly recognisable as Bondmusic.
    YOLT - 007 goes oriental and yet once more hauntingly recognisable.
    TLD - the movie is not my favorite but the music is for the last time a qualitypiece in the franchise. After this they have yet to find a composer that can compete at this level of sheer Bondian moodfest.
  • @ Mark- I agree with half of your assessment of FRWL in that it was Barry's first time alone at it. I'd suggest without any ego nor malice that you relisten to what Barry says about this piece in relation to what was to come.
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    @ Mark- I agree with half of your assessment of FRWL in that it was Barry's first time alone at it. I'd suggest without any ego nor malice that you relisten to what Barry says about this piece in relation to what was to come.

    I shall do so but that does not take away that this first attempt is already very very good. And has as a firstling far more power than DA is been able to come up with in all his tries of soundtrackmaking for the 007 franchise. That is mostly my letdown with DA he was allowed to do something special and failed imho.

  • edited April 2012 Posts: 3,494
    All the Barry soundtracks are the best soundtracks
  • edited May 2012 Posts: 154
    Casino Royale
    GoldenEye
    On her Majesty's Secret Service
    The Living Daylights
    The Spy who Loved Me
    License to kill
    From Russia with Love
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