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I'm not really big on "Pop Artists" in general, but that's just my musical taste. It was different when Barry was doing the scores and writing the theme songs; it was just a matter of finding the best suited to perform the song. Nancy Sinatra was the exception as they want her father, who passed but recommended Nancy, a pretty big pop star at the time. Apparently, the song had to be recorded piece meal and cobbled together from multiple takes as she had such a difficult time singing it. Fortunately the end result was quite good. These days, getting a "name" to perform the theme is part of the marketing and "business" of Bond. So I doubt very much we will ever see someone who may be very talented and a good fit but who has limited popularity do a Bond theme.

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HowardB wrote:

I'm not really big on "Pop Artists" in general, but that's just my musical taste. It was different when Barry was doing the scores and writing the theme songs; it was just a matter of finding the best suited to perform the song. Nancy Sinatra was the exception as they want her father, who passed but recommended Nancy, a pretty big pop star at the time. Apparently, the song had to be recorded piece meal and cobbled together from multiple takes as she had such a difficult time singing it. Fortunately the end result was quite good. These days, getting a "name" to perform the theme is part of the marketing and "business" of Bond. So I doubt very much we will ever see someone who may be very talented and a good fit but who has limited popularity do a Bond theme.

They could go back to the way Barry did it, where David Arnold could write a theme, Don Black or someone else could write the lyric, and they get someone very popular to sing it. Many of these pop stars are used to singing whatever their producer throws at them.

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Number24 wrote:

Can you name some artists you think are fit to sing the title song?

Goldfrapp,  lorde, Muse, James Blake spring to mind.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Either Jennifer Warnes or Bonnie Tyler.

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Bonnie Tyler? I thought she was in the "world famous in Norway" category     ajb007/biggrin

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Haven't  heard of Bonnie ? Where have you been
.....  In a Total Eclipse   ajb007/biggrin

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Turn around...

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>TLD>SF>GE>OP>DN>FYEO>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>SP>DAF>LTK>AVTAK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Dalton>Brosnan

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Is she still Holding out for a Hero ?

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No, he's lost in France.

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..... it's a Heartache !

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Yes. But  we have a class of artists called "friends of Norway". They were popular all over the world some years ago, but now they are often touring in Norway. Are they still popular in Norway because they're touring here, or are they touring here because they are still popular here? Nobody knows  ajb007/confused

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Do you think Barbara and Michael will get The Spice Girls... or do you think it will be Too Much?

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They're not what I really really want.

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It's a struggle to think who might be in the right sort of category. I guess Noel Gallagher has been doing some decent stuff recently and might be in the right kind of area... he's been working with David Holmes recently and I've always liked the idea of him getting his hands on Bond. Janelle Monae, maybe? I guess Beyonce does make sense even if her work is completely out of my sphere of reference.

If you want someone purely just on vocal quality then Susanne Sundfør would be perfect but is of course not really well-known enough. Here's her basically giving a perfect Bond theme performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GUNAtrDhOg
(It's superb)

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I would like to see Susanne Sundfør as the next title song artist for obvious reasons  ajb007/bond  ajb007/biggrin

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Is she well-known there? She's obviously very talented, although from what I've heard of her work it's not much like the song I linked to at all.

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There was a minor scandal when she won our version of Grammy when Astrid S won instead of Susanne Sundfør. Critics meant Sundfør was a better artiste, but Astrid is more commercially successfull.
Susanne Sundfør is well known, but not super-famous. Her music is usually a mix of classical, jazz and a bit electronica.

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Try listening to "Delirious" and "Oblivion".  ajb007/martini

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Thanks; they're good stuff (I do enjoy a bit of M83). She's certainly got a pair of lungs on her.

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emtiem wrote:

If you want someone purely just on vocal quality then Susanne Sundfør would be perfect but is of course not really well-known enough. Here's her basically giving a perfect Bond theme performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GUNAtrDhOg
(It's superb)

Impressed- great song by Scott Walker (who of course has a Bond connection himself), very Bondian,  and a wonderful performance by the lady.

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Ed Sheeran has just signed to be in Danny Boyle’s new movie.

Just sayin...

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Arbogast777 wrote:

Ed Sheeran has just signed to be in Danny Boyle’s new movie.

Just sayin...

Please no. Sam Smith was anodyne enough.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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What about Cher? Dark voice, maybe she could nail it.