My Top 30 James Bond Themes

by IrinaOma | created - 26 Nov 2011 | updated - 26 Nov 2011 | Public

Again this is my personal list of favorite Bond soundtracks. If you don't like it then make yours! I put Artists and only then their songs

1. Shirley Bassey

Soundtrack | Moonraker

Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an...

Moonraker

2. Gladys Knight

Actress | Hollywood Homicide

Gladys Knight was born on May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Gladys Maria Knight. She is an actress, known for Hollywood Homicide (2003), The Butler (2013) and Licence to Kill (1989). She has been married to William McDowell since April 12, 2001. She was previously married to Les Brown, Barry...

Licence To Kill

3. A-Ha

Soundtrack | Grosse Pointe Blank

Norwegian pop group formed in 1985 comprised of: Morten Harket, lead singer and song writer; Magne Furuholmen (("Mags"), keyboards, piano, vocals and song writer, and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (Pål Waaktaar), guitars, vocals and song writer.

Achieved a major breakthrough in 1985 with the hit "Take On Me."...

The Living Daylights

4. Nancy Sinatra

Soundtrack | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Nancy Sandra Sinatra was born the first child of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato Sinatra on June 8, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Her first television appearance was with her father and Elvis Presley in 1959. She first appeared as a film actress in For Those Who Think Young (1964) and Get ...

You Only Live Twice

5. Madonna

Actress | Evita

The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn ...

Die Another Day

6. Tina Turner

Soundtrack | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

After almost fifty years in the music business, Tina Turner has become one of the most commercially-successful international female rock stars to date. Her sultry, powerful voice, her incredible legs, her time-tested beauty and her unforgettable story all contribute to her legendary status.

Tina ...

GoldenEye

7. Lulu

Soundtrack | To Sir, with Love

Born in Glasgow in 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, "the Luvvers". After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s. She made her film début in ...

The Man with the Golden Gun

8. Duran Duran

Soundtrack | A View to a Kill

The group took their name from the character Durand Durand in Barbarella (1968).

A View To A Kill

9. Tom Jones

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, South Wales, to a traditional coal-mining family, the son of Freda (Jones) and Thomas Woodward. His father was of English descent and his mother was of Welsh and English ancestry. He began singing at an early age in church and in the school ...

Thunderball

10. Shirley Bassey

Soundtrack | Moonraker

Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an...

Diamonds Are Forever

11. k.d. lang

Soundtrack | Twister

k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961 in Consort, Alberta, Canada as Kathryn Dawn Lang.

Surrender

12. Nina van Pallandt

Actress | The Long Goodbye

Nina Van Pallandt became famous in the United States in the early 1970s as the mistress of hoaxer Clifford Irving, who went to jail when his biography of Howard Hughes, allegedly written with Hughes' co-operation, proved to be a fake when Hughes himself came out of seclusion to repudiate the work. ...

Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?

13. Patti LaBelle

Soundtrack | Licence to Kill

Patti LaBelle, born Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards, is an American singer, author, and actress. Patti began her career in the early 1960s as lead singer of the band Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. A decade later the group changed their name to Labelle and recorded the hit song "Lady Marmalade". ...

If You Asked Me To

14. Sheena Easton

Actress | Young Blades

Sheena Easton started off as a worldwide sensation in the music industry. Since then she has expanded to movies (All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (1996), Indecent Proposal (1993)), Broadway ("Man of La Mancha") and TV (Body Bag (1997), Highlander (1992), Gargoyles (1994), Jack's Place (1992), The Adventures...

For Your Eyes Only

15. Rita Coolidge

Soundtrack | Octopussy

Rita Coolidge was born on May 1, 1945 in Lafayette, Tennessee, USA as Rita Faye Coolidge. She has been married to Tatsuya Suda since June 19, 2004. She was previously married to Kris Kristofferson.

All Time High

16. Louis Armstrong

Actor | High Society

Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mother's life. At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined ...

We have all the time in the world

17. Tim Feehan

Soundtrack | The Wraith

Dirty Love

18. Paul McCartney

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

Live and Let Die

19. Matt Monro

Soundtrack | The Italian Job

Matt Monro was born Terry Parsons in north London in 1930, to Alice and Frederick. He had three brothers, Arthur, Reg and Harry and a sister, Alice. It was a tough childhood, his father died when he was three and after his mother became ill, he was fostered out for two years. Leaving school at 14, ...

From Russia With Love

20. Dionne Warwick

Soundtrack | Alive

Dionne Warwick was born on December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA as Marie Dionne Warrick. She was previously married to William Elliott.

Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

21. Garbage

Soundtrack | The World Is Not Enough

Rock band.

The World Is Not Enough

22. Mya

Soundtrack | Chicago

Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and actress. A Washington, D.C. native, as a young child, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons ...

Everything or Nothing

23. Shirley Bassey

Soundtrack | Moonraker

Shirley Bassey was born in Tiger Bay, Cardiff, Wales, and raised in the nearby working class neighborhood of Splott. Her mother was originally from Yorkshire, and her father was a Nigerian seaman who left the family when she was less than two. She later helped to support her family by working in an...

Goldfinger

24. Carly Simon

Soundtrack | Piglet's Big Movie

Carly Elisabeth Simon was born in New York City, and was raised in its Riverdale neighborhood, with two sisters and a brother. Her father, Richard L. Simon, co-founded the Simon and Schuster publishing company, and played Chopin and Beethoven on the piano. Her mother, Andrea Louise (Heinemann), was...

Nobody Does It Better

25. Chris Cornell

Soundtrack | Casino Royale

Chris Cornell was a rock icon who thrived on contradictions. An innovator who resisted genre labels, he was nonetheless a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he successfully maintained his own unique identity over decades as a ...

You Know My Name

27. Éric Serra

Music_department | GoldenEye

Eric Serra was born on September 9th, 1959 near Paris in France. His mother died when he was only 7 years old. His father, Claude Serra was a well-know songwriter in France in late 50s and 60s. Serra began to learn play the guitar at 11 years old and became a professional musician for Mory Kante;, ...

The Experience of Love

28. Moby

Soundtrack | The Saint

Moby was born on September 11, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard Melville Hall.

James Bond Theme

29. Sheryl Crow

Soundtrack | Tomorrow Never Dies

Sheryl Crow was born on February 11, 1962 in Kennett, Missouri, USA as Sheryl Suzanne Crow.

Tomorrow Never Dies

30. Jack White

Soundtrack | Quantum of Solace

Jack played guitar and sang in the band The White Stripes. They released six albums: their self-titled debut -- "The White Stripes", "De Stijl", "White Blood Cells", "Elephant", "Get Behind Me Satan", and "Icky Thump", before breaking up in 2011.

White also sings and plays guitar in the band The ...

Another Way to Die feat Alicia Keys