Quick Big Mi6 Title Track Ranking Game

GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
edited October 14 in Trivia & Games Posts: 5,655
All right folks, time for another game me says. I wanted to do the title songs this time. We can also add NTTD to the mix for the first time.

DN, FRWL, CR67 and OHMSS are a bit ambiguous here since they have instrumental cues during the titles. After considering a few options, and some serious persuasion from @StirredNotShaken ;), I decided to go for the tracks that accompany the title sequences.

Anyway I’m sure we can do a additional song game too at one point.

But for now, here’s the list for this game:

The James Bond Theme - John Barry & Orchestra
From Russia with Love (instrumental) - The John Barry Orchestra
Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Thunderball - Tom Jones
Casino Royale Theme - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - The John Barry Orchestra
Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings
The Man with the Golden Gun - Lulu
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
All Time High - Rita Coolidge
Never Say Never Again - Lani Hall
A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
The Living Daylights - a-ha
Licence to Kill - Gladys Knights
GoldenEye - Tina Turner
Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
The World Is Not Enough - Garbage
Die Another Day - Madonna
You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
Another Way to Die - Jack White & Alicia Keys
Skyfall - Adele
Writing’s on the Wall - Sam Smith
No Time to Die - Billie Eilish

Please send me your rankings by pm, it’s a lot easier for me if they’re all accessible in one place :)

Edit: I forgot to add a deadline. Let’s say next Wednesday, so that’s almost a week from now.

Winners so far:
FILM: OHMSS (1969)
BOND GIRL: Diana Rigg (OHMSS)
SCORE: OHMSS (John Barry)
VILLAIN: Robert Davi (LTK)
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Comments

  • edited October 13 Posts: 2,241
    It's alright everyone, I'm no longer holding @GoldenGun at GoldenGunpoint :)) :)) :))

    To be fair, the only one I was REALLY attached to as being "the" song for its film was the OHMSS theme, though I agree with the overall decision only because 20+ of these songs ARE the ones that accompany the credits, so may as well be uniform right?

    My list (also PMed to you, @GoldenGun)

    27: Another Way to Die
    26: Never Say Never Again
    25: The Man with the Golden Gun
    24: Die Another Day
    23: Tomorrow Never Dies
    22: Moonraker
    21: All Time High
    20: GoldenEye
    19: For Your Eyes Only
    18: Writing's On the Wall
    17: Goldfinger
    16: No Time to Die
    15: The World is Not Enough
    14: Licence to Kill
    13: Casino Royale Theme
    12: From Russia with Love
    11: Live and Let Die
    10: The James Bond Theme
    9: Thunderball
    8: Diamonds Are Forever
    7: You Only Live Twice
    6: The Living Daylights
    5: Skyfall
    4: A View to a Kill
    3: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2: You Know My Name
    1: Nobody Does it Better
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Do we only include the James Bond Theme in DN or also the other two bits we hear over the titles?
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    1. The James Bond Theme
    2. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
    3. Live and Let Die
    4. You Know My Name
    5. Goldfinger
    6. A View to a Kill
    7. Skyfall
    8. Nobody Does It Better
    9. You Only Live Twice
    10. Moonraker
    11. From Russia with Love
    12. Thunderball
    13. No Time to Die
    14. GoldenEye
    15. For Your Eyes Only
    16. The World Is Not Enough
    17. Licence to Kill
    18. The Living Daylights
    19. All Time High
    20. Diamonds Are Forever
    21. Another Way to Die
    22. Tomorrow Never Dies
    23. Writing’s on the Wall
    24. The Man with the Golden Gun
    25. Never Say Never Again
    26. Casino Royale Theme
    27. Die Another Day
  • Posts: 2,241
    Do we only include the James Bond Theme in DN or also the other two bits we hear over the titles?

    Just the Bond theme, I think. The logic behind it is that the Bond theme is the "main" song over the titles, and while it is edited for the title sequence, that doesn't mean a lot because every Bond theme (except DAF, which I believe is played in full) is similarly pared down to fit the credits.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Do we only include the James Bond Theme in DN or also the other two bits we hear over the titles?

    Good question, I’d say for simplicity’s sake, let’s go for just the James Bond Theme :)


    It's alright everyone, I'm no longer holding @GoldenGun at GoldenGunpoint :)) :)) :))

    To be fair, the only one I was REALLY attached to as being "the" song for its film was the OHMSS theme, though I agree with the overall decision only because 20+ of these songs ARE the ones that accompany the credits, so may as well be uniform right?

    My list (also PMed to you, @GoldenGun)

    25: Another Way to Die
    24: The Man with the Golden Gun
    23: Die Another Day
    22: Tomorrow Never Dies
    21: Moonraker
    20: All Time High
    19: GoldenEye
    18: For Your Eyes Only
    17: Writing's On the Wall
    16: Goldfinger
    15: No Time to Die
    14: The World is Not Enough
    13: Licence to Kill
    12: From Russia with Love
    11: Live and Let Die
    10: The James Bond Theme
    9: Thunderball
    8: Diamonds Are Forever
    7: You Only Live Twice
    6: The Living Daylights
    5: Skyfall
    4: A View to a Kill
    3: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    2: You Know My Name
    1: Nobody Does it Better

    I think now it’s my turn to keep you at GoldenGun-point, at least until you’ve added the Casino Royale Theme and Never Say Never Again ;)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    When would you like these by, @GoldenGun?
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    I have to say, I get a pretty good kick out of the CR67 theme considering how deeply I loathe every other thing about that film. I always get a big laugh from that scene in Mad Men where Don and Peggy run into one another at the cinema, they sit down to watch a movie, and we never see the screen but we DO hear the first notes of the theme song. I can only imagine what their thoughts were afterwards :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    When would you like these by, @GoldenGun?

    Right, I forgot about that. Let’s say next Wednesday, I think that should give everyone plenty of time to re-listen and rank these tracks :)
  • MonsieurMerciMonsieurMerci France
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    Sent! :-bd
  • Posts: 144
    Sent!
  • BennyBenny Classified Administrator, Moderator
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    PM sent @GoldenGun
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    Just mailed my picks to @GoldenGun.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Got my list sent in. One day left, be sure to submit yours if you have yet to do so! Can't wait to begin, @GoldenGun, this was one of the toughest ones to rank yet because I love 95% of these songs so much.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Got my list sent in. One day left, be sure to submit yours if you have yet to do so! Can't wait to begin, @GoldenGun, this was one of the toughest ones to rank yet because I love 95% of these songs so much.

    Sent mine as soon as the thread was up, and it was indeed hard. This is probably the ranking that can change the most from one day to the other. Any list will be like a snapshot.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,184
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Got my list sent in. One day left, be sure to submit yours if you have yet to do so! Can't wait to begin, @GoldenGun, this was one of the toughest ones to rank yet because I love 95% of these songs so much.

    Sent mine as soon as the thread was up, and it was indeed hard. This is probably the ranking that can change the most from one day to the other. Any list will be like a snapshot.

    It really is. I know I'll probably second guess some of my rankings once the game gets underway. I have some even in the 20th and below spots that I still really love, it's just tough when there are so many good tracks to pick from.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
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    Yes, even the bottom spots have something going for them.
  • The series has had a great musical legacy. As you say @Thunderfinger, even my most bottom-ranked have their merits.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Ok folks, we’re at 18 participants, myself included, so I’ve decided to wait a bit longer. I’d say until Friday. So if you haven’t sent me your list but you feel like doing so, do not hesitate ;)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    I will try to do it tomorrow.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    Just as a point of reference, Nancy Sinatra’s “You Only Live Twice” won our 2020 Elimination Game.
    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/19676/the-james-bond-title-song-elimination-game/p1

    02. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger (1964)
    03. John Barry & Orchestra - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    04. Paul McCartney & The Wings - Live & Let Die (1973)
    05. John Barry & Orchestra, Monty Norman – James Bond Theme (1962)
    06. Chris Cornell – You Know My Name (2006)
    07. Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better (1977)
    08. Duran Duran – A View To A Kill (1985)
    09. Adele – Skyfall (2012)
    10. Tina Turner – GoldenEye (1995)
    11. Shirley Bassey – Moonraker (1979)
    12. Tom Jones – Thunderball (1965)
    13. A-ha – The Living Daylights (1987)
    14. Billie Eilish – No Time to Die (2020)
    15. Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    16. Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    17. Matt Monro – From Russia with Love (1963)
    18. Gladys Knight – Licence To Kill (1989)
    19. Garbage - The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    20. Rita Coolidge – All Time High (1983)
    21. Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    22. Lulu – The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    23. Sam Smith – Writing’s on the Wall (2015)
    24. Jack White and Alicia Keys – Another Way To Die (2008)
    25. Madonna - Die Another Day (2002)
  • goldenswissroyalegoldenswissroyale Switzerland
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    Sent mine, finally.
  • I found the top 15 or so very hard to rabk
    Dwayne wrote: »
    Just as a point of reference, Nancy Sinatra’s “You Only Live Twice” won our 2020 Elimination Game.
    https://www.mi6community.com/discussion/19676/the-james-bond-title-song-elimination-game/p1

    02. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger (1964)
    03. John Barry & Orchestra - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
    04. Paul McCartney & The Wings - Live & Let Die (1973)
    05. John Barry & Orchestra, Monty Norman – James Bond Theme (1962)
    06. Chris Cornell – You Know My Name (2006)
    07. Carly Simon – Nobody Does It Better (1977)
    08. Duran Duran – A View To A Kill (1985)
    09. Adele – Skyfall (2012)
    10. Tina Turner – GoldenEye (1995)
    11. Shirley Bassey – Moonraker (1979)
    12. Tom Jones – Thunderball (1965)
    13. A-ha – The Living Daylights (1987)
    14. Billie Eilish – No Time to Die (2020)
    15. Shirley Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
    16. Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only (1981)
    17. Matt Monro – From Russia with Love (1963)
    18. Gladys Knight – Licence To Kill (1989)
    19. Garbage - The World Is Not Enough (1999)
    20. Rita Coolidge – All Time High (1983)
    21. Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    22. Lulu – The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
    23. Sam Smith – Writing’s on the Wall (2015)
    24. Jack White and Alicia Keys – Another Way To Die (2008)
    25. Madonna - Die Another Day (2002)

    I anticipate the top 5 and bottom 3 being the same in the ranking game.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Ok folks, if you still want to send in your rankings for this game, please do so today :)

    Cheers!
    GG
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
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    Thanks for submitting everyone! Just a quick update.

    Having a bit of a chaotic week, so I haven’t had the chance to count your rankings.

    However, next week I have a week off so I’ll get around to it then.

    Hope no-one’s in a hurry ;)
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Thanks for submitting everyone! Just a quick update.

    Having a bit of a chaotic week, so I haven’t had the chance to count your rankings.

    However, next week I have a week off so I’ll get around to it then.

    Hope no-one’s in a hurry ;)

    We have all the time in th....Oh wait, that's been used too much lately 😕
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    Thanks for submitting everyone! Just a quick update.

    Having a bit of a chaotic week, so I haven’t had the chance to count your rankings.

    However, next week I have a week off so I’ll get around to it then.

    Hope no-one’s in a hurry ;)

    Take your time, no rush!
  • Looking forward to the unveiling next week! Thanks GG.
  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    We have No Time To Wait...Oh wait, that's been used much lately as well... 🙂
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    edited November 1 Posts: 1,258
    Good things come to those who wait (well maybe just interesting things...) :))
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  • marcmarc Universal Exports
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    Plenty of time, plenty of time!
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