Top 10 Best James Bond Theme Songs

The Top Ten
1 The Living Daylights - a-ha

I love this song, it is my #1. But I am honestly shocked that it is first. I agree, and am happy to see it at #1, but am just so surprised that I am not the only one who thinks that it belongs up here.

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.

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

2 Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey

Goldfinger... He's the man, the man with the mi-idas touch... A spider's touch... Such a cold finger... Beckons you, to enter his we-ev of sin... But DON'T GO IN...Golden words he will pour in your ear, but his lies won't disguise what you hear, for a golden girl knows when he's kissed her. It's the kiss of DEATH from Mr. Goldfinger! Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold... His heart is COLD! Golden words he will pour in your ear. But his lies can't disguise what you hear! For a golden girl knows when he's kissed her. It's the kiss of DEATH from Mr. Goldfinger. Pretty girl, beware of his heart of gold... This heart is Cold!
He loves only gold!
Only gold! He loves gold!
He loves only gold!
Only gold!
He loves 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

3 Live and Let Die - Paul Mccartney & Wings

I love this 007 theme. It gets me pumped every time I hear it. The song also gives me nostalgia as well because it reminds me of when I watched the Live And Let Die movie for the first time

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.

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.

4 You 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.

A-ha's "The Living Daylights" is a good Bond theme song, and so is Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die," but this song is much better than those, and deserves to be #1. Chris Cornell's vocals, the lyrics, and the music matches Bond really well.

5 A View To A Kill - Duran Duran

This song should be number #1 because Duran Duran said that someone good should do a Bond song and they didn't disappoint since this is the only Bond song that topped the billboard top 100.

By far, the best theme. Today, everybody wants to vote for the newer stuff. The older music was better, they felt like a Bond film.

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

6 Skyfall - Adele

This is the end... Hold your breath and cou-unt to ten. Feel the earth mo-ove, and then... Let the sky fall, when it crumbles, we will stand ta-all and face it all, together this is skyfall, when it crumbles, we will stand ta-all and face it all... Together... At skyfall

WOW! This is probably one of Adele's best songs. She absolutely blew me away with this song. If you haven't heard this one yet, listen to it.

I thought this would be #1! (for me it is, followed by No Time To Die and Thunderball)

7 Nobody 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.

This song was BORN to accompany The Spy Who Loved Me. It's a beautiful ballad, with its piano and
Carly Simon's rich vocals, it should be at number 3 at leady

Beautiful music and lyrics.
And very nice way to describe the Bond character in one song

8 For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton

Are you kidding me? Number seventeen? Good God.

A shame this isn't higher.

One of my favorites.

9 Diamonds 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.

I actually prefer this song to Goldfinger.

10 You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra

I like the music

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

The Contenders
11 James Bond Theme - Monty Norman Orchestra

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

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

12 Licence To Kill - Gladys Knight

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

Definite top 5 for me, so underrated.

Needs to be like 10 spots higher.

13 Goldeneye - Tina Turner

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!

I like this song!

Very stealthy sound and unique compared to other Bond themes

14 On 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.

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

15 Thunderball - Tom Jones

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.

When Tom Jones hit that final note. Damn!

16 The 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

17 Moonraker - Shirley Bassey
18 Writing's on the Wall - Sam Smith

This song was actually very good. I dot generally like Sam Smith but this song gained him my respect. It is certainly one of the best visual performances, just- one little itty bitty thing... The falsetto was awesome but I hate falsetto in guys.

Cool song. Cool movie. But it would have been better sung by a female. Just being picky.

Not a Good Bond Song. It should be Forever I Am All Yours By ever Almer

19 Surrender - K.D. Lang
20 From Russia with Love - Matt Monro

Easily my favourite with: Louis Armstrong's We Have All The Time In The World and Rita Coolidge's All Time High as a very close second and third.

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

I like this song a lot.

21 We Have All the Time In the World - Louis Armstrong
22 The Man With the Golden Gun - Lulu
23 No Time to Die - Billie Eilish
24 The Juvenile - Ace of Base

I don't get why they rejected it. It would be an amazing theme for "Die Another Day". Nothing against Madonna's theme song though

25 Snake Eater - Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater
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