Top Ten Best James Bond Themes

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1The Living Daylights - a-ha

The best bond, just about the best movie, plus Norway's finest, you can't lose. - MickDee

I am sooo happy to see this is #1 on the list. It's never at the top of any list. I have always loved this one best. It's from my all-time favourite Bond film, and my first, amazingly. - BKAllmighty

Heard this recently and was pleasantly surprised

More like the worst James Bond theme.

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2Live and Let Die - Paul Mccartney & Wings

This should be way higher. I'd place this in the top 3 for sure. There's no way that Madonna deserves a higher spot than Paul McCartney & Wings. - BKAllmighty

Captured an era, sound very early 70's prog while also sounding very Bond. That should be impossible. Although we could do without the reggae bridge. - MickDee

If this incredible songs isn't number one the people who voted for other songs should Live and Let Die!

One of the 007 series's best, one of McCartney's best

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3You Know My Name - Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell brought Bond back with a bang. It's a fast paced, gritty song and perfectly set the tone for the Craig era. It acknowledges that this is a character who needs no introduction - we know James Bond, we know he's gonna kick some butt, and even though he has a new face for a new age, he's still the same character and we know we're gonna love him.

Definitely top three material. This song is brilliant in every aspect. Aside from other Bond songs, stands its ground greatly even when listening to it outside of the film. Wasn't aware of Cornell's work, but this song is outstanding.

I LOVE this song. Goldfinger, You only live twice, and. Skyfall are all favorites of mine this one is definitely the one I enjoy the most. Perfect

Best entrance

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4Skyfall - Adele

I know most base this off of song alone but I also think visuals can be very important, which skyfall has the best of

For me so far this the best james bond song ever, it is just full of emotion. nothing less nothing more-

The only song by adele that I truly love and thank god it was a bond theme

I SO LOVE THIS SONG! When I watched Skyfall, I made sure that I knew the lyrics to the song! - supernerd101

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5A View To A Kill - Duran Duran

Man, I love this song! It's the first upbeat and rocky vibe since Wings's Live And Let Die.

This was perfect song for Duran Duran because this was after The Wild Boys which a hit in America and UK. I know that they split after a month and 1 week after the flim came out in cinemas because of the Arcadia and The Power Station project plus the loss of Andy and Roger in the band and the fab 5 reunited in 2001. This was a cracking bond song.

Meeting you... With a view... To a kill

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6Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey

It was a toss up between "Diamonds Are Forever" and "License to Kill", but as great as the latter is, 'nobody does it better' than Dame Shirley Bassey. - theOpinionatedOne

I actually prefer this song to Goldfinger. - IronSabbathPriest

7Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey

Rubbish. I was beginning to think by this point this movie is gonna be about gold

Blooming hell man! What are you thinking! Goldfinger is THE James Bond song, it set the bar for all other singers to follow when creating a Bond theme! Horrified that it's not 1!

I do not actually like the lyrics very much but I get why someone might like them. Happy it's not first

Truly surprised this is not #1.

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8Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon

From The Spy Who Loved Me, the best part about this song is how it appears in the movie, with Moore parachuting into the anonymous silhouetted hands. - MickDee

Oh god this is a really beautiful soundtrack!

Why do people like this it's horrible

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9You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra

I believe this song should be in the top ten list because it's a song think about your life

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10James Bond Theme - Monty Norman Orchestra

I name John Barry one of the greatest composers of all time. - IronSabbathPriest

Guys it's the James Bond main theme of the series. All hail the king

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The Contenders

11Goldeneye - Tina Turner

Very stealthy sound and unique compared to other Bond themes

Great music and motion graphics

Goldeneye, I found his weakness...
Goldeneye, he'll do what I please...
Goldeneye, no time for sweetness
A bitter kiss will bring him to his knees!

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12On Her Majesty's Secret Service - The John Barry Orchestra

This is the one that you don't think you know until you you tube it and realise it is utterly brilliant. - MickDee

Excellent score from the unforgettable master of music, John Barry.

13From Russia With Love - Matt Monroe

The first custom built Bond song, this invented may of the Bond song cadences we still hear plus Matt's velvet voice. - MickDee

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14Thunderball - Tom Jones

OH NO! THIS IS TENTH? Watch on YouTube it is better than gold finger by miles

When Tom Jones hit that final note. Damn!

Has anyone noticed the similarities between this and Goldfinger? And I think I'd take Goldfinger
Over this. It just seems better, more vocally strong, and has more to it than this does. Still a good
Song, though.

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15Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
16License to Kill - Gladys Knight

When you hear this song it sends shivers down your spine and when I see the video it's like Gladys Knight hold you in a hand and the any moment she could blow you away this girls got power charm and appeal that you don't believe me just check a career since the early 60s

Gladys brought some much needed glamour back to Bond themes 10 years after Shirley Bassey. - MickDee

It suits the dark tone of the movie well

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17The World Is Not Enough - Garbage

I actually really love this song! And the world is not enough is the most underrated films in the Bond series

I do not know why people dislike it. If you like gold finger or thunder all you like this

Best song. Should be no1 without question

18For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton V1 Comment
19We Have All the Time In the World - Louis Armstrong
20James Bond Theme - John Arnold
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1. Skyfall - Adele
2. Goldeneye - Tina Turner
3. Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey
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1. Another Way to Die - Jack White & Alicia Keys
2. You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
3. Live and Let Die - Paul Mccartney & Wings
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1. Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
2. License to Kill - Gladys Knight
3. The Living Daylights - a-ha
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