Daniel Craig wants Adele to sing the theme to the next Bond blockbuster

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  • Posts: 259
    QBranch wrote:
    Adele's theme was decent, but someone else needs to have a go at the theme for Bond24. The notion of her returning later on for another theme ala Miss Bassey isn't a bad idea- but definitely not for two films in a row. Having said that, I don't think Dan's comments are to be taken too seriously.
    mdo007 wrote:
    -Michael Buble (After watching and hearing "Feeling Good" the music does look Bond-esque. Is there a way Buble could do a cover version of Thunderball I like to use that as a audition piece. I do agree he does have a Tom Jones feel in his singing)

    -Norah Jones (I like her voice and she could maybe do a good Bond song)
    I championed The Bube for a long time, but somehow I feel the opportunity has passed. I think of him whenever I hear Matt Monro's FRWL. That croon is pure class. Also, good call on Norah Jones. Beautiful voice.

    No his opportunity has not passed yet, Buble still has opportunity to do a Bond song. When people heard Adele sang, people are reminded of Shirley Bassey song, when I hear Buble, I'm reminded of Tom Jones and Matt Monro, I'm sure the guys at EON would love to have him singing a Bond song.

  • edited January 2013 Posts: 8
    Adele's theme was good but not great. I kept waiting for something to happen that never did. Seal or Sade would be intriguing. I've always loved the idea of bringing Grace Jones back to the franchise as a singer. But really, hands down, BJORK is the only person I'm interested in for the next theme.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Adele's theme was good but not great. I kept waiting for something to happen that never did. Seal or Sade would be intriguing. I've always loved the idea of bringing Grace Jones back to the franchise as a singer. But really, hands down, BJORK is the only person I'm interested in for the next theme.

    Exactly how I felt! I imagined Adele's voice would build up into a complete explosion of power, but it never quite peaked where I wanted it to.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited March 2013 Posts: 13,218
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Taylor Swift? No thanks. Not only do I not care for her music, but she's just a whiny, prissy brat.

    I wouldn't be upset if Adele returns. Would I prefer someone else? Yes. But, I'll welcome her next song just as much. I wouldn't mind hearing her do something this time that really allows her to belt out and use the full potential of her voice, such as 'Set Fire To The Rain.'
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 2,081
    Samuel001 wrote:

    I wouldn't call "a source" quoted by The Sun, and not saying anything much as "news" or backing up anything - just as vague and non-news as what we've read before on that issue. Of course it's a possibility, but so far we haven't heard anything from the producers or Adele or from ANY named source, and as long as we don't I see it as just unsubstantiated tabloid rumors, a type of non-stories they specialize in. They have "a quote" from "a source" and build a story around it.

  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    TheHotMess wrote:
    Why dont they go with another instrumental track like they did for FRWL and OHMSS? I know ill will most likely get heat for these suggestions but i think these guys could pull off a good instrumental Bond theme :

    Daft Punk
    John Williams
    Phillip Glass
    John Carpenter w/80's style synth instruments
    Rick Wakeman
    Tommy Talrico

    Because there's more money to be made to have an artist sing the theme. Getting a singer like Adele to do the theme was a massive and record breaking coup for EoN and it's the sort of strategy I believe EoN will continue to utilise for the for quite some time.

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    Samuel001 wrote:

    Well, I welcome a return of Adele! The question is if she wants to do it a second time. But personally this is such a logical strategy from the producers. I said it on numerous occasions and I'll say it again: 'Skyfall' has not just been a success, but a massive, unimaginable box office destroyer. Part of this 'Skyfall-phenomenon' was off course Adèle. With a Golden Globe and an Oscar under her belt, the Bond producers will try everything to get her back for a 2nd Bond song. It seems like the 'Bassey days' are here again......and personally I love it. This time we have our own Bassey: Adele.

    By the way, I'm pretty certain the Bond producers want a return of many other crewmembers. Sam Mendes, John Logan (already writing), Stuart & Kate Baird, Roger Deakins, Dennis Gassner, Jany Temine (My Dutch hero :-D!), Paul Epworth, Thomas Newman...all these bloody Skyfall-troopers are facing such high paycheck promisses during the upcoming negotiations for Bond 24 with Barbara and Michael, that it'll be hard for them to skip Bond 24. Mark my words :-).

    Moreover, good friend of Barbara and Michael and casting director Debbie McWilliams will now have a bloody big, huge task now, as I expect the screenplay to be written around a few Oscar-heavy actors again. Just like what they did with Javier Bardem. And to get not only the same Skyfall-crew back, but also another Oscar-heavy cast for Bond 24, I believe due to tight schedules we'll see a Bond 24 premiere as early as winter 2015 / spring 2016. Seems logical if you ask me....
  • Posts: 278
    I have no issue with Adele returning and I'm sure she'd do it. Apart from the writing Newman even said himself that she went into the studio and knocked the theme out in half an hour then went home. Look at her profile since, its gone huge, much the same as Bassey did with Goldfinger and the producers recognised this with Goldfinger by inviting her back to sing MKKBB (even though it wasn't used) and DAF and MR.
    Why wouldn't they do the same for Adele?
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    dchantry wrote:
    I have no issue with Adele returning and I'm sure she'd do it. Apart from the writing Newman even said himself that she went into the studio and knocked the theme out in half an hour then went home. Look at her profile since, its gone huge, much the same as Bassey did with Goldfinger and the producers recognised this with Goldfinger by inviting her back to sing MKKBB (even though it wasn't used) and DAF and MR.
    Why wouldn't they do the same for Adele?

    Exactly ;-).
  • doubleoegodoubleoego #LightWork
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    @Gustav, your winter 2015/Spring 2016 date for Bond 24 seems well off and I don't see how it's the most logical option and that's not even taking into account what Wishaw said about expecting filming to start around December of this year or next January.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited March 2013 Posts: 13,218
    Tuulia wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:

    I wouldn't call "a source" quoted by The Sun, and not saying anything much as "news" or backing up anything - just as vague and non-news as what we've read before on that issue. Of course it's a possibility, but so far we haven't heard anything from the producers or Adele or from ANY named source, and as long as we don't I see it as just unsubstantiated tabloid rumors, a type of non-stories they specialize in. They have "a quote" from "a source" and build a story around it.

    The Sun have got some things right in the past. A few Skyfall rumours that originated from there turned out to be true and 100% accurate. This could well be as well. No one knows at this moment.
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 12,218
    Samuel001 wrote:
    The Sun have got some things right in the past.

    Maybe but they're still a typical red band tabloid, I'm sure the Daily Fail have gotten some stuff right before. And remember Hillsborough?

    Saying that though it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Adele did return. I wouldn't mind, although I'm not a fan of her I thought the SF theme was alright, but I feel there are better choices.

    I'd prefer another rock theme myself but I prefer those in general.
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    Samuel001 wrote:
    The Sun have got some things right in the past.

    Maybe but they're still a typical red band tabloid, I'm sure the Daily Fail have gotten some stuff right before. And remember Hillsborough?

    Saying that though it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Adele did return. I wouldn't mind, although I'm not a fan of her I thought the SF theme was alright, but I feel there are better choices.

    I'd prefer another rock theme myself but I prefer those in general.

    I think Bond music should not be limited to just rock music. In fact, if that would be the case constantly, Bond for me wouldn't feel, suave, british and elegant anymore. The rock themes for LALD and QOS were suitable for the movie, because those movies were kinda roughly edged (blaxploitation, jason bourne).

    Also, if you take your personal taste out of the equation, what Bond song proved to have more hit potential? Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys, Jack White or Adele? Now I'm not here to say that larger hits are necessarily better songs. But if we hold up the motto 'Give the people what they want' (very Cubby-esque motto too), then I think Adele did this perfectly.

    PS: Concerning my personal taste. I really was ready for a grand, orchestra-rich Bond ballad again. One that felt close to 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'Moonraker'. Well, you can't make all people happy ;-). Perhaps Adele will sing a more rock-esque song?
  • edited March 2013 Posts: 2,081
    Samuel001 wrote:
    Tuulia wrote:
    Samuel001 wrote:

    I wouldn't call "a source" quoted by The Sun, and not saying anything much as "news" or backing up anything - just as vague and non-news as what we've read before on that issue. Of course it's a possibility, but so far we haven't heard anything from the producers or Adele or from ANY named source, and as long as we don't I see it as just unsubstantiated tabloid rumors, a type of non-stories they specialize in. They have "a quote" from "a source" and build a story around it.

    The Sun have got some things right in the past. A few Skyfall rumours that originated from there turned out to be true and 100% accurate. This could well be as well. No one knows at this moment.

    I'm sure they get some things right. ;) Throw enough rumors, speculation and wild guesses around, and sometimes something turns out to be right. I was just saying that their vague "reporting" wasn't news, there's no actual substance to back it up at all - not that it might not be true. But they could invent a line or two, put quotation marks around it and call it a source, or a friend, and they have their story. If it turns out to be true, they got it right! (The paper takes credit.) If it turns out not to be true, oh well, things just didn't go as planned, or their "source" got it wrong. (The paper takes no responsibility.) It's a similar story as the one this thread got its name from. Again, not impossible, but just not based on anything concrete. If these were in some Rumors/speculation thread, it would be another matter, but treating them as credible news items (see also thread title), is a bit much for me. Discussing rumors is obviously fine.



  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    I don't know about having the same artist doing the title song back to back, just as I don't want to see a film that tries to duplicate Skyfall. I guess the best analogy that I can give is having a great party, everything works, the guest, the food, the music, it's an awesome party. On Monday the person who threw the party says ' that was great, lets do it again next weekend' Almost always the second party is never as fun; it's just a rehash of the original.

    I would not mind having Adele back, just not right away.
  • Craig will always say she can do the next one, otherwise headline is "Craig snubs Adele for Bond 24..."
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    Craig will always say she can do the next one, otherwise headline is "Craig snubs Adele for Bond 24..."

    True, that's the type of headlines there would be. But as far as we know he hasn't said anything about it, just an anonymous "source" claiming he did. ;)

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    Samuel001 wrote:
    The Sun have got some things right in the past.

    Maybe but they're still a typical red band tabloid, I'm sure the Daily Fail have gotten some stuff right before. And remember Hillsborough?

    Saying that though it wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if Adele did return. I wouldn't mind, although I'm not a fan of her I thought the SF theme was alright, but I feel there are better choices.

    I'd prefer another rock theme myself but I prefer those in general.

    I think Bond music should not be limited to just rock music.

    I don't either. I also don't think it should be limited to ballads. And since we had one of those last time I'd like a rock theme. We haven't had a good one for almost 10 years and before that it was even longer.
    Also, if you take your personal taste out of the equation, what Bond song proved to have more hit potential? Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys, Jack White or Adele? Now I'm not here to say that larger hits are necessarily better songs. But if we hold up the motto 'Give the people what they want' (very Cubby-esque motto too), then I think Adele did this perfectly.

    Skyfall sold records because it was Adele. Some unknown singing the exact same song in the exact same way would've done nowhere near as well.

    SF being a bigger hit than YKMN doesn't mean that people want more big ballads. It just means that Adele is more popular than Cornell.

    Give Muse for example a shot at a Bond theme and that'll be a hit (not on the same level as another Adele theme would but you still see my point). Although I'm honestly not bothered about the song being a hit as long as it's good.

    So if "giving the people what they want" means getting a popular artist then you may as well get One Direction or someone doing it. It'd be shit but hey, lets give the people what they want.
    Bond for me wouldn't feel, suave, british and elegant anymore. The rock themes for LALD and QOS were suitable for the movie, because those movies were kinda roughly edged (blaxploitation, jason bourne).

    Feel British? What are you on about?

    I don't class AWTD as a rock song. Alternative rock maybe but it sounds more pop to me than anything else.

    You mentioned LALD and that's thought of as one of the best Bond themes, often coming out on top in polls, etc. It's also spawned a fantastic Guns n Roses cover and is one of the most popular songs of all time.

    But nope, the people wouldn't want another rock theme.
    Perhaps Adele will sing a more rock-esque song?

    I'm guessing you were joking here. Anyway we don't even know if she's doing it yet, it's only The Sun.
  • I totally think that adele should not come back. don't get me wrong Skyfall was great but i think that either if you want to stick to the jazzy brassy feel you need to go with Michael Buble. Something about him just screams Bond (and that does not include the feeling good video). If we wanted to go with a rock theme (which I love the idea of) I say Muse has to do it!
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited March 2014 Posts: 13,218
    It's no surprise to learn Adele seems to be the one they want again. I hope all involved can work it out in due course.
  • edited November 2014 Posts: 11,312
    Adele's theme was good but not great. I kept waiting for something to happen that never did. Seal or Sade would be intriguing. I've always loved the idea of bringing Grace Jones back to the franchise as a singer. But really, hands down, BJORK is the only person I'm interested in for the next theme.

    Exactly how I felt! I imagined Adele's voice would build up into a complete explosion of power, but it never quite peaked where I wanted it to.

    Same here. It feels like an intro (a very good intro) but never quite packs the punch that you're hoping for/expecting.

    Having said that, I don't mind if she returns. SF was a decent effort. Better than a lot, but not as good as other recent efforts like Surrender and YKMN.
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    Not a fan of this idea. Too much of a repeat.
  • I think Adele will have first offer at it if she wants it after the success of SF. Not a classic track but great for the film. She can certainly deliver in the Bond style..but it depends on the movie. I mean. compare, I dunno, Live and Let Die with From Russia With Love...all down to mood and the composer
  • Quick P.S The Craig films have tried much of the styles so far. Casino is a MWTGG rock belter - and a great intro for Craig's more macho take. Quantum was a poor attempt at a rock gig. And Adele delivered the nearest DC has got to a Bassey torch song...where next?
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    Quick P.S The Craig films have tried much of the styles so far. Casino is a MWTGG rock belter - and a great intro for Craig's more macho take. Quantum was a poor attempt at a rock gig. And Adele delivered the nearest DC has got to a Bassey torch song...where next?

    How about a crooner style song? Matt Munro, Nancy Sinatra type thing.
  • that's an interesting idea: the question i would have is is it worth the gamble. to have a character (007) who has the skillsets to be employed in that position (agent) & the singer essentially becomes part of their kit.

    as the movie costs $$$'s to make you can't expect that audiences will just go along because its James Bond. Of course there's a group that will follow but word of mouth travels fast which will destroy the taking if it's rubbish. and using "Adele" convey to me that "everyone expects the film to do well based on past efforts so well just drink coffee and ...."

    I would use something fresh like rap. that appeals to a large population. Cocktail Lounge music is O.K. in moderation & I can guarantee you that the current "place to be bar" ain't playing that music. and rap is a challenge.


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    Samuel001 wrote: »
    Samuel001 wrote: »

    Will wait seeing as this is from a red top paper. However? If it turned out to be true? It would not bother me too much.
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