I was working on my weird iTunes playlists again, and I decided it was time I did a formal job of a “‘Bond Themes’ that aren’t actually from a James Bond Movie” listing.
This seems like just the kind of thing to share, and pick peoples’ brains over.
So far, I’ve got…
[li] Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine trailer theme[/li][li] [/li][li] Flight of the Wild Geese—Joan Armatrading “Evil Genius” Main Theme[/li][li] [/li][li] Half the Man—Methodic Doubt Casino Royale—Hugh Neal[/li][li] The [/li][li] Our Man Flint theme. (I know, it’s a cheat) [/li][li] Thunderball—Johnny Cash (also a cheat—it was almost an official Bond theme) [/li][/ul] Who Wants to Live Forever—As performed by Shirley Bassey
That’s it for now, aside from a few covers. Any other suggestions?
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The [/li][/QUOTE] Our Man Flint theme. (I know, it’s a cheat)
Secret Agent Man.
In the Line of Fire - Ennio Morricone
Can’t you just picture Bond starting one of his trademark daring escapes at the 1:05 mark?
Man With The Golden Gun– Alice Cooper. His song lost out to the lousy Barry/Lulu one that ended up as the theme for the movie.
If you just want songs with lyrics that suit a James Bond movie, there’s:
Genesis: “Just a Job to Do”
But if you want music that just FEELS like it would fit into a Bond soundtrack, I nominate
Gary Numan: “Films”
“Bury Me Alive”, by We Are The Fallen.
Gold Gun Girls” by Metric. Hey, they used a Garbage song, so it’s not that much of a stretch.
Much less likely but even more awesome would be Bush’s “
Not sure if these really work, but they remind me of Bond for some reason.
Mercy, by Duffy. I think she’d be perfect for singing an official theme.
History Repeating, by the Propellorheads and Shirley Bassey.
Most of the songs by Morcheeba.
The Way It Is. There’s a clip on YouTube where she sings the song on Letterman and it’s an amazing performance.
Cirque du Soleil’s
March 31, 2012, 11:11pm
From the moment I first heard it, I’ve always thought that with appropriate changes to the lyrics, the Massive Attack tune
“Man Next Door” would make one of the all-time great Bond themes.
The Miami Vice Theme
The Mission Impossible Theme
And a whole bunch of Surf music
The Hawaii 5 O Theme
The Peter Gunn Theme.
Listening to them, a good half of my surf music collection would be decent them music for spy movies. I’m not entirely sure why – spies and surfers are both out there hanging ten on the dangerous curl of a wave that could swamp them at any second?
The Magnificent Seven Theme, aka the Marlboro Theme (and others), composed by Elmer Bernstein. One of the greatest film scores ever.