Where Do Bond Songs Go To Die?

Or “Bond Songs Are Forever” or “Unlicensed to Sing” or “Sing Another Day” or, as the Guardian puts it in their round up: For Your Ears Only. Because the answer is they go to Youtube where, released as B-sides or discovered in the vaults, they are then married up with the original title sequences by the fans – which is fairly weird with For Your Eyes Only where (uniquely) Sheena Easton actually appears to be miming (badly) to Blondie’s title song.

You may well be familiar with Dione Warwick’s Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang or Julie Rogers You Only Live Twice but there are many more out there of which the Guardian links to only a few. These include Johnny Cash, The Pet Shop Boys and Saint Ettienne, but, alas, not Vic Flick and Eric Clapton which sounds awesome. Most of the songs here are pretty awful, though a couple are better than the official ones largely because the official ones are even worse…

Their link to Ace of Base’s Goldeneye doesn’t have the film’s titles so here‘s a better link.

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4 thoughts on “Where Do Bond Songs Go To Die?

  1. Pet Shop Boys, Living Daylights isn’t awful, but it really is derivative of their other works.

    The Goldeneye one just reminds me of how awful the title sequence was for that movie… it shows they were struggling to replace Maurice Binder.

  2. Pet Shop Boys, Living Daylights isn’t awful, but it really is derivative of their other works.

    The Goldeneye one just reminds me of how awful the title sequence was for that movie… it shows they were struggling to replace Maurice Binder.

  3. The Pet Shop Boys one is better than a-ha, but that’s not difficult.

    That Goldeneye sequence really is odd, isn’t it? Though in fairness, for each of these “dubs” it is reinforced how closely they have been designed to fit the actual theme; they just don’t work as well with a different tune.

    The Ace of Base theme is growing on me. Definitely one of the better ones.

  4. The Pet Shop Boys one is better than a-ha, but that’s not difficult.

    That Goldeneye sequence really is odd, isn’t it? Though in fairness, for each of these “dubs” it is reinforced how closely they have been designed to fit the actual theme; they just don’t work as well with a different tune.

    The Ace of Base theme is growing on me. Definitely one of the better ones.

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