007 songs

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  1. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Folks,

    I just had a best of 007 type CD playing and I was curious:

    What are your two favorite James Bond main title songs by male and female artists?

    For me, "The Spy Who Loved Me" with Carly Simon is a great paean to James Bond and everything that's so damned fun about his movies. The lyrics are perfect and the delivery is well done by Carly. "Goldfinger" comes a very close second. Shirley Bassey was incredible.

    The ultimate James Bond song, however, is "Thunderball". The Welsh should have made this guy a national hero, Tom Jones. His high Bb at the end is a stunning finish for a great song. The cool thing about the song is that you really are left up in the air as to whether the song is about the villain, Emilio Largo, or 007. The text applies to both.

    All right, those are my votes from the old fart pool. What say you?

    ML
     
  2. JackD

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    Got to be goldfinger

    Bwap Bwaaaah Bwaaarp

    can't think of a second right now... :D
     
  3. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Tom Jones can sing...no doubt about it. Unfortunately every time I hear his singing, a mental image of him on stage pops into my mind and spoils it for me. Always loved Shirley Bassey (she ranks right up there with Cleo Laine for ladies with voices AND class).

    I'll go with Goldfinger for vocals on this one. No second prizes awarded. Casino Royale (yeah, I know it's a spoof) is a wonderful tune though.

    Sorry, went off topic. mea culpa.
     
  4. JackD

    JackD Mezzo Forte User

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    ... what about "live and let die".

    Classic :lol:
     
  5. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

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    "For Your Eyes Only"

    The song AND the movie.

    Incredible Babes, including the singer of the soundtrack ;-)
     
  6. davidquinlan

    davidquinlan Pianissimo User

    "Nobody Does it Better!" from “The Spy Who Loved Me†by CARLY SIMON; (Marvin Hamlisch - Carole Bayer Sager)


    - 'cause my missus sings a mean version of it, just for me!!

    Baby you're the best. Baby you're the best. Baby you're the best. Darlin' you're the best. Darlin' you're the best. Baby you're the best. Baby you're the best.


    woohoo, I'm the best.. :bleah:


    http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/title-themes.php
     
  7. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    I vote for Tom Jones. He sings like a trumpet player :cool: Was that Derek Watkins playing in the band? Derek is one baaaaaaad player.
    Wilmer
     
  8. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

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    Spy who love me

    and

    Octopussy <NOTE THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT AT SEXIFICATION>
     
  9. W Scott

    W Scott Piano User

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    Live and let die! (Another selection from the 'old fart' side of the pool). :D
     
  10. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

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    They did.

    There is no contest for my favourite - the ending of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (probably the most under-rated of all the Bond films), Louis Armstrong singing We Have All the Time in the World as Bond holds his dead wife in his arms, I get a tear in my eye every time I watch this film.
     

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