In 2003, the White Stripes delivered their new album. The bass riff (which is played on a normal guitar) was saved by Jack White for a James Bond theme song. When he thought the chance he got to make one, he used it for one of his songs. Later he would still play a song, together with Alicia Keys, for Quantum of Solace. The title of the song came from the name Jack gave the Salvation Army as a child. The song was a hit, with number 7 in the UK and number 1 on the US rock chart. Enjoy
The White Stripes- 7 Nation Army
In 1981, the soundtrack of the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only was released. It would be number 4 in the US and number 8 in the UK. Actually, Blondie also wanted to make the theme song, but this song was not good enough for the producers. Bill Conti and Mike Leeson wrote this song, with singers like Dusty Springfield or Donna Summer in mind to sing it. United Artists suggested Sheena Easton, a rising star. Conti wasn’t convinced, but decided to have a talk. In the end, she sung it! Enjoy
Sheena Easton- For Your Eyes Only
Another James Bond theme song today, one from the movie Octopussy, released in 1983. The music was written by John Barry (who normally composes the music, though not for For Your Eyes Only) and the lyrics were written by Tim Rice. Before Rita Coolidge was chosen, another singer was on the radar: Mari Wilson. She did not become the singer, since she had not enough potential for the US market, since she was British… Laura Branigan also was an option, but Laura Broccoli wanted Rita Coolidge after playing some records by her. Enjoy
Rita Coolidge- All Time High
It has been some time since we had a nice James Bond Title Song as Song of the Day. And therefore, I went into the dusty archive (meaning just pulling a CD from the shelf) to see which song was the victim/lucky one. We’ve had some already, and some artists too, but this was never featured. A decent theme song, but the James Bond (Timothy Dalton) was not really my taste. Okay, I’ve to admit: I’m a big fan of Roger Moore as James Bond, and after that Sean Connery. My favourite person in the whole series is Q, and not the new Q, but the real old one. The first one, who had great gadgets. Nice fact is that John Cleese also played Q, but that was the last decent Q. Enough about James Bond, enjoy
Gladys Knight- Licence To Kill
Okay, I got a remark: what a bunch of eighties music on your blog! Do you only like eighties music? No I don’t! I like all kinds of music, from the sixties until now. And therefore I will put on some older songs on the blog in the coming days. Let’s start with this golden oldie! It’s the daughter of Frank Sinatra, and she made some incredible records. Apart from her James Bond soundtrack (which is absolutely a good soundtrack) she made this song. Apart from the music, the sound of Nancy is very good! Her voice can’t be described. So good! Enjoy:
Nancy Sinatra- These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
More soundtracks are on their way!
I have just bought some albums, including one with (almost) all titlesongs of James Bond.
However, the soundtrack of today is a song in a movie which I find very funny.
The song can be found in Grease, it’s John Travolta with Greased Lightening!
Tomorrow more soundtracks!
P.S. Sorry for the late publishing. I thought I published it, but it still was a draft…
A new song of the day is waiting for you. It’s the theme song of the first James Bond movie with Pierce Brosnan.
Yes, you know it! Come on!
The name of the singer is Turner, Tina Turner. She sings about a weapon called Goldeneye.
In this movie, James Bond rides a tank! I like that part so much!
Tomorrow another song!
Time flies when you’re having fun. We’re almost at the end of January, and I still have the feeling that we just have began…
But okay, the song of the day. Remember that I said that the James Bond movies bring forth a lot of hits?
Well, the song of today is such a James Bond song. Made by the only singer who returned three times!!!
That can only be Shirley Bassey, with one of the three: Goldfinger!
Tomorrow another James Bond song…
The movies of James Bond cause a lot of hits. One of the hits is the song of today.
The band who made the song, has two words in their name, both the same.
Which band? Duran Duran. They made the song for the movie A View To A Kill.
The Bond at the time of the movie was Roger Moore, according to me one of the best Bonds.
You also can see him in the clip.
Tomorrow a new song!
Today it’s Superfriday, with two songs!
Both are kind of new, and are already my favourites.
The first song is Candy from Robbie Williams.
This is a song which is rising very fast in the hitcharts, and now it’s the song of the week!
“Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too high or a little too low
Got no self-esteem and vertigo
Cause she thinks she’s made of candy”
The second song is Skyfall from Adele.
This song is also rising in the hitcharts, and it’s just a classic Bond-song. It gives some people even the feeling of Shirley Bassey!
“We will stand tall or face it all together
Well, that were they for today.