Time Magazine's article about James Bond themes caught my eye. They list what they consider the five best and five worst ever.
Here is their list of the five worst:
All Time High, Rita Coolidge Octopussy-I disagree with Time. This wasn't the worst. Sheena Easton's song makes my head hurt. But that doesn't mean that I like this one. It is just slightly better than awful.
You Know My Name, Chris Cornell Casino Royale I disagree with Time again. I liked this song. It is not incredible, but it is not bad.
Thunderball, Tom Jones- C'mon, it is Tom Jones. This one still works for me.
Tomorrow Never Dies, Sheryl Crow - Eh, it is not great. Kind of reminds me of The Scorpions Still Loving You.
Another Way to Die, Jack White and Alicia Keys Quantum of Solace- Time and I disagree yet again. I kind of like this one.
And Now the Five Best:
Nobody Does it Better Carly Simon The Spy Who Loved Me- We're in agreement on this one. I like it.
We Have All The Time in the World, Louis Armstrong Her Majesty's Secret Service- We're in agreement again. Armstrong just does a fine job of setting the scene painting a picture.
For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton - This one kills me, just makes me want to gag.
Goldeneye, Tina Turner - Turner is a hell of a performer who knows how to make a song into something special.
Goldfinger Shirley Bassey- This is the classic. Bassey really knows how to bring it all together.
More comments on Bond movie music can be found here. And then as a bonus here are a few more songs and comments.
Die Another Day- Madonna- Ugh
License to Kill- Gladys Night- This is ok, not great, but not horrible.
View To a Kill- Duran Duran- The Bond movies had a lost a step. I suppose that I blame Roger Moore for a large part of it, just got too goofy. This song sounds like so many others.
The Living Daylights-A-Ha- They should have stuck with Take on Me. Ugh again.
Live and Let Die- Paul McCartney- Love this one.
What do you think?