Top Ten Music Artists We Would Have Liked to Hear Perform a James Bond Theme

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This list is devoted to artists who didn't and are unlikely to. So no new musicians--there's already a list for them.

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1QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Can't you just imagine Queen doing a Bond theme in their heyday? It could be stylistically similar to "Live and Let Die"--a rocker powered by Freddie's voice and piano. Think "Don't Stop Me Now" or "Under Pressure." - PetSounds

I couldn't agree more with this #1 item (it doesn't happen very often to me). - Metal_Treasure

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2David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Speaking of "Under Pressure," Bowie could have provided an awesome glam rocker in Roger Moore's early days, a quirky experimental piece in the Pierce Brosnan era, or even a cheesy pop tune in the '80s. I guess it's technically still possible, albeit unlikely.

The theme for Quantum of Solace was a collaboration, so why not imagine him teaming up with Queen? - PetSounds

Great list, PetSounds!
David Bowie would be amazing! He'd be perfect! - Britgirl

3Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

She would have fit the mould perfectly if she'd lived long enough. - PetSounds

Hey how did I miss her? Obviously, she'd be an excellent choice. Let's bring her back... - Britgirl

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4The SmithsThe Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Morrissey doing a Bond theme is about as likely as Paul McCartney doing a Bond theme. Oh, wait... - PetSounds

This would actually work well. Morrissey has that kind of commanding voice. - IronSabbathPriest

5Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

Who wouldn't love "The Chain" as a Bond theme? - PetSounds

6The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

The timing is all wrong. Their music wouldn't have suited any of the Connery/Lazenby movies, and Jim Morrison didn't live long enough for any others. Assuming time travel is possible, I think they'd be perfect for Dalton or Craig. Although I can't imagine them working well with the musical director. - PetSounds

Jim could have had a cameo role in the film, probably a fight scene.

Indeed, the thought of Jim co-operating with a antsy Musical Director is kind of funny.

7Eurythmics
8KraftwerkKraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.
9Iggy PopJames Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.

This would be... different. But I think it would be cool, too. - PetSounds

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10DioDio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

Dio had a powerful and flawless voice suitable for epic OST.
Think Holy Diver, Don't Talk To Strangers, Rainbow In The Dark.
Holy diver even has a creepy intro.
Also Evil Eyes - a song to pair with the racing scenes. James Bond had Golden Eyes, so why not a song like Evil Eyes, too? - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.
12ABBAABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.V1 Comment
13GenesisGenesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
14Peter GabrielPeter Brian Gabriel is an English singer-songwriter, musician and humanitarian activist who rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis.
15Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
16Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

She reportedly already has the inside track to sing the theme to the film version of Game of Thrones, her ethereal, otherworldly voice would definitely lend itself to a Bond film depending on the script.

17Röyksopp

No doubt it would be incredible. Soulful, powerful, shaky and dark. Everything Bond. - PositronWildhawk

18EnyaEithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.
19Bryan Adams
20ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
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