Wednesday, November 7, 2012


With a new James Bond movie starting this weekend, the debate will start again on who is the best actor to play James Bond.

Since music is the point of this blog, I thought I would do a piece on the best James Bond theme song.

But I decided I'd rather hear your comments on your favorite Bond song.

So since it was far too late to try to set up a linky tool and get the word out, I'm going to write my piece, and hopefully you'll leave a comment with your favorite, and maybe even a word or two explaining it.

For the record-my favorite is number three on the list below.

The list below represents the top ten James Bond theme songs.

Before you start the debate, this top 10 ranking is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100 chart through the tally dated Oct. 13, 2012.

Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.


1. "A View To A Kill" Duran Duran, Hot 100 Peak: 1 Peak Year: 1985 from the Bond film "A View To A Kill"

2. "Nobody Does It Better" Carly Simon, Hot 100 Peak: 2 Peak Year: 1977 from the Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me

3. "Live And Let Die" Paul McCartney & Wings, Hot 100 Peak: 2 Peak Year: 1973 from the Bond film "Live And Let Die"


4. "For Your Eyes Only" Sheena Easton, Hot 100 Peak: 4 Peak Year: 1981 from the Bond film "For Your Eyes Only"

5. "Goldfinger" Shirley Bassey, Hot 100 Peak: 8 Peak Year: 1965 from the Bond film "Goldfinger"

6. "Die Another Day" Madonna, Hot 100 Peak: 8 Peak Year: 2003 from the Bond film "Die Another Day


7. “Skyfall” Adele, Hot 100 Peak: 8 Peak Year: 2012 from the Bond film "Skyfall"

8. "Thunderball" Tom Jones, Hot 100 Peak: 25 Peak Year: 1966 from the Bond film "Thunderball"

9. "All Time High" Rita Coolidge, Hot 100 Peak: 36 Peak Year: 1983 from the Bond film "Octopussy"
10. "You Only Live Twice" Nancy Sinatra, Hot 100 Peak: 44 Peak Year: 1967 from the Bond film "You Only Live Twice"
I was a little surprised that "Goldeneye" (Tina Turner) did not make the list over Madonna (although it did chart well in the UK).
What about you? Any surprises that did not make the list, or in the order? What's your favorite Bond song?


  1. Jenny-

    True! I still think "Live And Let Die" rocks after close to forty years...of course I could not possibly be old enough to remember when it came out....