Friday, November 17, 2006

Top 10 James Bond songs

Recently we talked about the worst James Bond songs, so howabout we switch gears to the best! :-)

IGN listed their top 10, with Live and Let Die (by Paul McCartney and Wings) taking the top slot. Shoulda known, huh? Personally, The World is not Enough also struck a sweet chord with me, so...that's probably my number one.

What's your favorite Bond song?

1 Comments:

Blogger Clark Douglas said...

Okay, so I'm going to rank the Bond songs myself, just to settle what's what.

1. All the Time in the World: This is a beautiful, beautiful love song, Louis Armstrong's final tune. Wow, it's unmatchable, and certainly contains more depth than any other.

2. Live and Let Die: Super cool Paul McCartney tune for a terrible movie.

3. Goldfinger: Shirley Bassey's iconic anthem is a bold piece of work.

4. The Spy Who Loved Me: Cheesy as all get-out, but I just love this gorgeous Carly Simon song.

5. The World is Not Enough: A very good song from Garbage, the best Bond song Arnold has written. Too bad he doesn't really use it in the score.

6. Goldeneye: Tina Turner's smashing tune is a fine return to form, a great "villain" song.

7. Diamonds are Forever: Shirley Bassey again, she really captures that Bond feeling.

8. You Know My Name: So yeah, I really enjoyed this Chris Cornell song. I don't think Cornell is the ideal singer, but the melody is stunning.

9. You Only Live Twice: Hooray for Nancy Sinatra!

10. From Russia With Love: Very nice ballad, a lot of others don't like.

11. Thunderball: Tom Jones puts a lot of energy into this silly song.

12. All Time High: Beautiful melody, bad lyrics. Better as an instrumental.

13. For Your Eyes Only: Bill Conti's nice melody just never really clicked with me as a song, but great as a love theme.

14. A View to a Kill: Duran Duran's song is strong enough no to be badly damaged by it's dated instrumentation.

15. Moonraker: The least memorable of the Shirley Bassey efforts.

16. The Man with the Golden Gun: Wildly goofy, a funny misfire with laughably beyond-awful lyrics.

17. Tomorrow Never Dies: Sheryl Crow's song is too lackluster, the alterate version David Arnold wrote ("Surrender") is far better.

18. License to Kill: License to Meh.

19. The Living Daylights: Sheesh, I hate this stupid and irritating "A-Ha" song.

20. Die Another Day: The less said, the better.

That's my list. :-)

Back at ya later

9:02 AM

 

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