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Favourite James Bond themes

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Grievousdude, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    Post your favourite James Bond themes here mine are



    and of course the infamous

     
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  2. Jordan1Kenobi

    Jordan1Kenobi Host of Star Wars Character Contest star 6 VIP - Game Host

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    My favourite would probably be 'Skyfall', but I also like 'Another Way To Die', 'You Know My Name', 'The Living Daylights', 'Live And Let Die', 'A View To A Kill', 'Die Another Day', 'The World Is Not Enough', 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and of course the James Bond theme song. I'm not usually one to like older music, but I gotta say I like quite a few of the themes.
     
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  3. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm the opposite. I'm not usually one to like new music, but I quite liked 'You Know My Name', specially with that Mad Men-like presentation. Casino Royale also has couple of my favourite Bond tracks:





    Actually, the latter starts at 1:07.
     
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  4. Roberto Calrissian

    Roberto Calrissian Jedi Knight star 4

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    That honor goes to Sir Paul McCartney
     
  5. Grievousdude

    Grievousdude Jedi Master star 4

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    I still need to see all of the Bond films. I've only seen From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Goldeneye and Skyfall. When I see some more I'll post some more of my favourites. I really like that Let Live and Let Die theme by the way.
     
  6. Jedi General Gelderd

    Jedi General Gelderd Jedi Master star 5

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    Without doubt it's 'AView To A Kill' for me - a great rock sound from Duran Duran mixed with that dangerous 80s synth sound.

    Second is Adele's hauntingly beautiful 'Skyfall'.

    You can't beat James Bond - glad to see a thread about it here! :)
     
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  7. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    There is no comparison.
     
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  8. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    5. Goldfinger. Gotta love the classics.
    4. View to a Kill*
    3. You Only Live Twice. Gorgeous orchestration!
    2. Live and Let Die. The transitions are amazing.
    1. Skyfall. As someone else put it, hauntingly beautiful.

    *honorable mention to their track "the Seventh Stranger" off their "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" album. Duran Duran lobbied heavily to do a Bond theme, and this was essentially their demo. It's arguably better than VtaK.
     
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  9. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    5. Goldfinger. Gotta love the classics.
    4. View to a Kill*
    3. You Only Live Twice. Gorgeous orchestration!
    2. Live and Let Die. The transitions are amazing.
    1. Skyfall. As someone else put it, hauntingly beautiful.

    *honorable mention to their track "the Seventh Stranger" off their "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" album. Duran Duran lobbied heavily to do a Bond theme, and this was essentially their demo. It's arguably better than VtaK.
     
  10. CloneUncleOwen

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    This really is the best orchestration of the John Barry scores.
     
  11. Jcuk

    Jcuk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Years ago (in England) when rave music was at its height in the early 90's there was a trio of tunes that came out in the underground scene called 'Trip to the Moons'. Each one sampled a piece of music from a James Bond film. My favourite was Trip to the Moon 2 which sampled Moonraker. Great piece of music.
     
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  12. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    1) YOLT
    2) Skyfall
    3)

    4) LALD
    5)


    Honorable mention:
     
  13. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    The Bond theme by which all Bond themes are judged...

     
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  14. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 5

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    And, though it doesn't appear in the actual film, there's this amazingly cool bit from the soundtrack album...



    Trivia note: Lead guitar is played by Vic Flick, who also did the honors for the original Bond theme.
     
  15. Theron Solo

    Theron Solo Jedi Knight star 1

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    I love that there is a James Bond thread here. LOVE Bond.
     
  16. darth_mccartney

    darth_mccartney Jedi Master star 4

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  17. Darth_Nub

    Darth_Nub Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's an utter disgrace that this has barely been mentioned, despite the stigma of George Lazenby:



    Moy naaayme's Bawnd! Jaaymes Bawnd!
     
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  18. GunganSlayer

    GunganSlayer Jedi Master star 3

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    I've always really enjoyed a-ha's "The Living Daylights" theme, as well as John Barry's score for that film. I really do miss "the Barry sound" in Bond films, although Thomas Newman, in my mind, did a very nice job blending it with some new elements in "Skyfall." David Arnold has been serviceable, and there are times when you can tell that he's really trying hard to emulate that Barry sound. In fact, I believe it was Barry himself who recommended EON to hire Arnold.
     
  19. DarthRelaxus

    DarthRelaxus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    My top five...









     
  20. powersRweak

    powersRweak Jedi Knight

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    Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, The Spy Who Loved Me

    and



    Nice Grooverider remix of the main Bond theme in the late 90's too.
     
  21. Yunners

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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    Fun fact: You Only Live Twice is used as the basis for Robbie Williams' Bond-tribute Millennium.

     
  22. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Live and Let die is great.

    The song not the movie. The movie is pretty terrible.
     
  23. Yunners

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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    Well yeah, Roger Moore. The only good movie he did was View To A Kill. The rest were all comedies. (I'm looking in your direction, Moonraker)
     
  24. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Really? A View to a Kill? The one where he's 197 years old?
     
  25. Yunners

    Yunners Jedi Master star 2

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    Well, 'good' might be stretching it. It was the least silly.