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Top 5

DN
CR
QOS
LALD
GF

"Come in 007"said M."It's good to see you back."

Devil May Care  by Sebastian Faulks

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Least  fav
FRWL
TWINE
AVTAK

"Come in 007"said M."It's good to see you back."

Devil May Care  by Sebastian Faulks

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I have to say the top 5 for me would be...

A view to a Kill
Goldeneye
The man with the golden gun
The living Daylights
Casino Royale

I have odd tastes though Ive been told... my least liked Bond theme is easily "Live and let die"

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Here's mine


1. Nobody Does It Better
2. Live and Let Die
3. Goldfinger
4. You Only Live Twice
5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
6. A View To Kill
7. The Living Daylights
8. You Know My Name
9. Licence To Kill
10. For Your Eyes Only
11. Diamonds Are Forever
12. All Time High
13. From Russia With Love
14. Tomorrow Never Dies
15. Thunderball
16. Goldeneye
17. Another Way To Die
18. The World Is Not Enough
19. Moonraker
20. Die Another Day
21. The Man With The Golden Gun

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service - the perfect Bond theme song
You Only Live Twice - beautiful vocal theme song
Goldfinger - classic theme song
Surrender - end theme song that should have been the main theme song

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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The JB Theme and OHMSS theme are tied forever. At no.1!

As for the other songs...
1.LALD
2.FRWL main titles
3.YOLT-just unbelievably beautiful.
4.Goldfinger
5.Thunderball
6.AVTAK
7.We Have all the Time in the World-what a phenomenal moment.
8.Moonraker-the most underrated of Bond songs. Simple, understated and mournful.
9.Nobody Does it Better
10.Diamonds are Forever-THAT BASSLINE!
11.TLD
12.FRWL
13.TMWTGG

I've never really held the newer songs up to the same standards as the originals. Music in films just isn't what it used to be.
14.TWINE. I love Garbage.
15.GE-not the album mix! Awful!
16. TND-would be higher if there were no vocal. It's a great melody, great production, but unbelievably horrid vocal performance and some cringe-worthy lyrics.
17.DAD. It's not really bad, but it's not really that good either...doesn't fit much...
18.All Time High-Yay! 1983 lounge music! Weeee! Really nothing worth remembering or ever listening to. I'd rather have a song called Octopussy.
19.LTK. I'll admit, late 80's R&B really isn't my thing but this is a bit of the mark even for Bond. As a kid I used to make fun of it all the time, but it does have a nice intro and reference to the GF melody. Not really bad, and it has kinda grownm on me because of its dark feel.

But there is one I hate. One I loathe, one that made me fast forward through the titles every time even as a 5 year old.
That is the abomination of FYEO. What were they thinking???? Ugh! (Ok, it's not really that bad of a song, and I don't hate it quite that much anymore. But who thought this was a good fit? It's bad enough to slap the Bill Conti score onto a "serious return", but then have this as your title song? It's as if they wanted people to forget about FYEO afterwards!)

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1. Nobody Does It Better
2. Licence To Kill
3. You Know My Name
4. Goldfinger
5. You Only Live Twice
6. Dr. No
7. For Your Eyes Only
8. A View To A Kill
9. The Living Daylights
10.Diamonds Are Forever
11.Moonraker
12.On Her Majesty's Secret Service
13.The World Is Not Enough
14.From Russia With Love
15.Live And Let Die
16.If You Asked Me To
17.All Time High
18.We Have All The Time In The World
19.Never Say Never Again
20.Goldeneye
21.The Man With The Golden Gun
22.Tomorrow Never Dies
23.Die Another Day
24.Surrender
25.Thunderball

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My top five theme songs are as follows.

1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
2. You Only Live Twice
3. Live And Let Die
4. The Living Daylights
5. Thunderball

The top four can swap places but it will take a very special theme song to seperate them. Thunderball is my current number five but on another day it may be Goldeneye, the underrated Moonraker or You Know My Name (Casino Royale).

Moore Not Less 4371 posts (2002 - 2007)       Moore Than (2012 - 2013)

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Just curious - since you have it ranked pretty high at number 6, what do you consider to be the theme song for Dr. No?

kabilan wrote:

1. Nobody Does It Better
2. Licence To Kill
3. You Know My Name
4. Goldfinger
5. You Only Live Twice
6. Dr. No
7. For Your Eyes Only
8. A View To A Kill
9. The Living Daylights
10.Diamonds Are Forever
11.Moonraker
12.On Her Majesty's Secret Service
13.The World Is Not Enough
14.From Russia With Love
15.Live And Let Die
16.If You Asked Me To
17.All Time High
18.We Have All The Time In The World
19.Never Say Never Again
20.Goldeneye
21.The Man With The Golden Gun
22.Tomorrow Never Dies
23.Die Another Day
24.Surrender
25.Thunderball

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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1. OHMSS
2. Goldfinger
3. James Bond Theme
4. You Know My Name
5. Another Way to Die
6. A View to a Kill
7. The Living Daylights
8. Licence to Kill
9. The Man with the Golden Gun
10. Skyfall
11. Diamonds are Forever
12. You Only Live Twice
13. Nobody Does it Better
14 .All Time High
15. For Your Eyes Only
16. Live and Let Die
17. Thunderball
18. The World is Not Enough
19. From Russia with Love
20. Tomorrow Never Dies
21. Goldeneye
22. Die Another Day
23. Moonraker

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1. OHMSS
2. Goldfinger
3. Goldeneye
4. The Living Daylights
5. A View to a Kill
6. Live and let die
7. Licence to Kill
8. You Know My Name (CR)
9. For Your Eyes Only
10. Skyfall
11. Diamonds are forever
12. The Man with the Golden Gun
13. Moonraker
14. James Bond Theme "Mix" (Dr.No)
15. Nobody Does it Better
16. Thunderball
17. From Russia with Love
18. The Spy Who Loved Me
19. You Only Live Twice
20. Tomorrow Never Dies
21. All time high (OP)
22. The World is Not Enough
22. Another way to die (QoS)
23. Die Another Day

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Mine is:

1. You know my name- great lyrics and amazing orchestral accompaniment
2. A view to a kill- such a fun and catchy song
3. Skyfall- well suited to the movie
4. The living daylights
5. Nobody does it better
6. Diamonds are forever- just pure class
7. Tomorrow never dies- it grew on me
8. Goldfinger
9. The world is not enough
10. You only live twice
11. Licence to kill
12. Goldeneye
13. From russia with love- a smooth and sexy song
14. For your eyes only
15. Die another day- again, it grew on me!   ajb007/tongue

Behind every sound ever heard in any Bond movie: Another way to die. There is absolutely nothing redeeming about this song. It makes me want to punch Alecia keys and Jack White.

"You were fantastic! We're free!"
"Kara, we're inside a Russian airbase in the middle of Afghanistan."

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The odd thing is both Keys and White had done things that have sound Bondian. Seven Nation Army is basically OHMSS by an indie band and is a mammoth song taken up by footie fans... Keys' New York would sound great over the credits, both opening and closing (for the film 007 in New York even?) as well as her song about getting dumped, not sure of the name, this year anyhow...
Technically their song wasn't bad - decent lyrics in a way, a recognisable tune of sorts, but awful production and just jarring.

Incidentally, Bassey's Goldfinger needs to be looked up on youtube for the vinyl version, like most of the soundtrack it is much better in analogue and really suffers in digital, sounds thin and grating when it should be rich and sassy.

Goldfinger on vinyl

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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1. You Know My Name
2. Nobody Does It Better
3. You Only Live Twice
4. From Russia With Love (instrumental)
5. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
6. A View To A Kill
7. The Man With The Golden Gun
8. Live And Let Die
9. The Living Daylights
10. Diamonds Are Forever
11. Goldeneye
12. Goldfinger
13. All Time High
14. Moonraker
15. Licence To Kill
16. Thunderball
17. Another Way To Die
18. The World Is Not Enough
19. For Your Eyes Only
20. Tomorrow Never Dies
21. Skyfall
22. Die Another Day

Stop Getting Bond Wrong! !

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Nice to see that my thread from 2007 was bumped. Here is my updated list, which is probably very different now (Including main themes from EON films only):

1 - AVTAK
2 - Nobody Does It Better (TSWLM)
3 - OHMSS
4 - DN (Main James Bond Theme)
5 - LALD
6 - LTK
7 - MR
8 - TLD
9 - You Know My Name (CR)
10 - SF
11 - GE
12 - FYEO
13 - YOLT
14 - GF
15 - TB
16 - OP
17 - TWINE
18 - FRWL
19 - DAD
20 - TND
21 - TMWTGG
22 - DAF
23 - Another Way To Die (QOS)

1 - Lald, 2 - Avtak, 3 - Op, 4 - Fyeo, 5 - Sf, 6 - Ltk, 7 - Dn, 8 - Ge, 9 - Ohmss, 10 - Tswlm, 11 - Yolt, 12 - Daf, 13 - Tld, 14 - Tmwtgg, 15 - Frwl, 16 - Gf, 17 - Twine, 18 - Tnd, 19 - Cr, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tb, 22 - Mr, 23 - Dad

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Some I just don't like at all! Here's my top 12

1 dr no
2 ohmss
3 goldeneye
4 licence to kill
5 skyfall
6 casino royal
7 the world is not enough
8 QOS
9 view to a kill
10 the spy who loved me
11 live and let die

12 the living daylights

I can't really rate the rest as I don't really enjoy them.

"I'm motivated by my duty"

1.SF  2.CR  3.OHMSS  4.DN  5.YOLT

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Best for me  - GoldenEye

Then LALD, Skyfall, Licence To Kill, DAD

I like MWTGG - it has a certain campy appeal

Worst for me by a considerable margin are Nobody Does It Better and All Time High

These are typical 70s pop love songs which contain absolutely no references to the movies and none of the musical motifs we usually associate with the Bond series (BTW I hate the term "franchise", it remind me of fast-food joints)

I must be dreaming

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1. Licence To Kill
2. Live and Let Die
3. You Know My Name
4. OHMMS
5. The Living Daylights
6. A View To A Kill
7. Nobody Does It Better
8. Goldeneye
9. Tomorrow Never Dies
10. Another Way To Die
11. Moonraker
12. The Man With The Golden Gun
13. Skyfall
14. Die Another Day
15. Dr No
16. You Only Live Twice
17. For Your Eyes Only
18. Goldfinger
19. Thunderball
20. From Russia With Love
21. Diamonds Are Forever
22. All Time High

As you can see, I don't care for the Connery era songs very much. Not my sort of thing at all.

Honourable mentions to other great songs in the Bond series that weren't main title songs - If I Asked You To, We Have All The Time In The World and Alice Cooper's version of TMWTGG. Much better than the one we ended up with.

Smiert Spionam

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I'm not a fan of those songs either, especially All Time High, which is dead last on my list.

Sherbrook wrote:

Worst for me by a considerable margin are Nobody Does It Better and All Time High

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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My list from Worst to first:

23, You Only Live Twice

22, Thunderball

21, Diamonds Are Forever

20, Goldfinder

19, From Russia with Love

18, OHMSS

17, Die Another Day

16, Another Way to Die (QoS) Bland song for a bland movie.

15, James Bond Theme (Dr. No)

14, Nobody Does It Better (TSWLM)

13, All Time High (Op)

12, For Your Eyes Only

11, Moonraker

10, Living Daylights

9, License to Kill

8, Tomorrow Never Dies

7, The World is Not Enough

6, The Man With the Golden Gun

5, GoldenEye

4, A View to a Kill

3, Live and Let Die

2, You Know My Name (Casino Royale '06)

1, Skyfall

I don't have any end theme song favorites, the ones I know of I felt were boring, at the end of GE, TnD, both Dalton films etc. Just use the James Bond theme or do like the older movies and use a reprise version of the main theme, lol.

Valentine: "Walther PPK, 7.65 mm. Only three men I know use such a gun....I believe I've killed two of them."
Bond: "Lucky me."
(gun cocked next to Bond's head)
Valentine: "I think not!"

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Never thought I would see You Only Live Twice ranked dead last! Maybe it shouldn't, but that really surprises me.

Jamesbond007571985 wrote:

My list from Worst to first:

23, You Only Live Twice

22, Thunderball

21, Diamonds Are Forever

20, Goldfinder

19, From Russia with Love

18, OHMSS

17, Die Another Day

16, Another Way to Die (QoS) Bland song for a bland movie.

15, James Bond Theme (Dr. No)

14, Nobody Does It Better (TSWLM)

13, All Time High (Op)

12, For Your Eyes Only

11, Moonraker

10, Living Daylights

9, License to Kill

8, Tomorrow Never Dies

7, The World is Not Enough

6, The Man With the Golden Gun

5, GoldenEye

4, A View to a Kill

3, Live and Let Die

2, You Know My Name (Casino Royale '06)

1, Skyfall

I don't have any end theme song favorites, the ones I know of I felt were boring, at the end of GE, TnD, both Dalton films etc. Just use the James Bond theme or do like the older movies and use a reprise version of the main theme, lol.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Sherbrook wrote:

Best for me  - GoldenEye

Then LALD, Skyfall, Licence To Kill, DAD

I like MWTGG - it has a certain campy appeal

Worst for me by a considerable margin are Nobody Does It Better and All Time High

These are typical 70s pop love songs which contain absolutely no references to the movies and none of the musical motifs we usually associate with the Bond series (BTW I hate the term "franchise", it remind me of fast-food joints)

I agree with yo on All Time High here, but not on Nobody Does It Better - that song is clearly about James Bond and TSWLM even gets a mention in the lyrics. Someone once said that James Bond had been around long enough to have a song of his own written about him, without it being considered as hubristic.

"There must be no regrets. No false sentiment. He must play the role which she expected of him. The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette.” - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).