My buddy Brad and I were talking at a recent trivia night about the people who have sung/performed James Bond theme songs. So here’s a list of all the people who have sung about the guy with the licence to kill…and not to mention a way with the ladies! Lots and lots of ladies. So. Many. Ladies. And didn’t Javier Bardem even try making out with him in Skyfall?
Can Javier Bardem make ONE movie where his hair doesn’t look super weird? And just to prove my point…yes, he is clearly coming on to Bond…James Bond.
Why this guy doesn’t have VD…seriously he has a sexual addiction nearly as rampant as David Duchovny’s. But I digress..and here’s the list…
Dr. No, 1962, “Kingston Calypso,” Monte Norman.
Ursula Andress, Dr. No – that bikini belongs in the Smithsonian! And I want that knife!
From Russia With Love, 1963, instrumental theme by John Barry (a James Bond mainstay). He also composed the soundtrack for the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.
Goldfinger, 1964, Shirley Bassey. Read on, you’ll see that she’s involved with LOTS of Bond films – starring both Connery and Moore!
The “hedge that looks like Shirley Bassey” from Shrek 2…and also Shirley Bassey
Thunderball, 1965, Tom Jones
Tom Jones being strong-armed into performing on an episode of “The Simpsons.”
You Only Live Twice, 1967, Nancy Sinatra
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969, Louis Armstrong.
Diamonds are Forever, 1971, Shirley Bassey
Live and Let Die, 1973, Paul McCartney and the Wings
A very S&M looking scene from “Live and Let Die…”
The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974, LuLu
The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977, Carly Simon
Moonraker, 1979, Shirley Bassey
For Your Eyes Only, 1981, Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton wearing some spandex in 1980
Octopussy, 1983, Rita Coolidge
A View to a Kill, 1985, Duran Duran (John Barry also gets a writing credit)
The Living Daylights, 1987, A-Ha
Well DAYUM, if Morten Harket from A-ha STILL doesn’t look good! Is that George Clooney’s bat suit he is wearing underneath that shirt? )
Licence to Kill, 1989, Gladys Knight
Goldeneye, 1995, Tina Turner
Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997, Sheryl Crow
The World is Not Enough, 1999, Garbage
Die Another Day, 2002, Madonna
Casino Royale, 2006, Chris Cornell
Quantum of Solace, 2008, Jack White
Skyfall, 2012, Adele
Spectre, 2015, Sam Smith (The Writing’s On the Wall)