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LTMR Hindsight: James Bond Themes Part 1

  LUNCHTIME MOVIE REVIEW EPISODE #17
LTMR Hindsight is a series of podcasts that allows for a more in depth discussion about an area of film that we often don’t get to talk about when discussing an individual movie.

For part one of our fourth episode of LTMR Hindsight, we prepare for the release of the James Bond films, Skyfall, by looking back at all of the James Bond themes from all the official James Bond films since 1962.  In October of 2012, Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons ranked and published all the James Bond themes (sans Skyfall), for worst to best.  That caused us to want to see what how we would rank the themes.  So four of us got together and argued over what is the best Bond theme.  Twenty-three songs, four reviewers, and four different number ones.  Join us as we take a break from the norm and we talk about music and some of our memories of the films that they come from.

LUNCHTIME MOVIE REVIEW RANKINGS (Average of the four reviewers)

  1. “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney & The Wings from the film Live and Let Die
  2. “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell from the film Casino Royale
  3. “A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran from the film A View To A Kill
  4. “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey from the film Goldfinger
  5. “You Only Live Twice” by Nancy Sinatra from the film You Only Live Twice
  6. “The World Is Not Enough” by Garbage from the film The World Is Not Enough
  7. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Title Theme” by John Barry Orchestra from the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  8. “James Bond Theme/Kingston Calypso/Three Blind Mice” by Monty Norman from the film Dr. No
  9. “Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon from the film The Spy Who Loved Me
  10. “Another Way To Die” by Jack White & Alicia Keys from the film Quantum of Solace
  11. “Thunderball” by Tom Jones from the film Thunderball
  12. “From Russia With Love (Instrumental)” by John Barry from the film From Russia With Love
  13. “GoldenEye” by Tina Turner from the film Goldeneye
  14. “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey from the film Diamonds Are Forever
  15. “Skyfall” by Adele from the film Skyfall
  16. “Tomorrow Never Dies” by Sheryl Crow from the film Tomorrow Never Dies
  17. “Licence To Kill” by Gladys Knight from the film Licence To Kill
  18. “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton from the film For Your Eyes Only
  19. “The Living Daylight” by A-Ha from the film The Living Daylights
  20. “The Man With The Golden Gun” by Lulu from the film The Man With The Golden Gun
  21. “All Time High” by Rita Coolidge from the film Octopussy
  22. “Moonraker” by Shirley Bassey from the film Moonraker
  23. “Die Another Day” by Madonna from the film Die Another Day

DARK HORIZONS RANKINGS (Garth Franklin)*

  1. “Goldfinger” by Shirley Bassey from the film Goldfinger
  2. “Live and Let Die” by Paul McCartney & Wings from the film Live and Let Die
  3. “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Title Theme” by John Barry Orchestra from the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  4. “Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon from the film The Spy Who Loved Me
  5. “Diamonds Are Forever” by Shirley Bassey from the film Diamonds Are Forever
  6. “A View To A Kill” by Duran Duran from the film A View To A Kill
  7. “You Only Live Twice” by Nancy Sinatra from the film You Only Live Twice
  8. “Moonraker” by Shirley Bassey from the film Moonraker
  9. “From Russia With Love (Instrumental)” by John Barry from the film From Russia With Love
  10. “James Bond Theme/Kingston Calypso/Three Blind Mice” by Monty Norman from the film Dr. No
  11. “GoldenEye” by Tina Turner from the film Goldeneye
  12. “The World Is Not Enough” by Garbage from the film The World Is Not Enough
  13. “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell from the film Casino Royale
  14. “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton from the film For Your Eyes Only
  15. “Thunderball” by Tom Jones from the film Thunderball
  16. “All Time High” by Rita Coolidge from the film Octopussy
  17. “The Living Daylight” by A-Ha from the film The Living Daylights
  18. “The Man With The Golden Gun” by Lulu from the film The Man With The Golden Gun
  19. “Licence To Kill” by Gladys Knight from the film Licence To Kill
  20. “Tomorrow Never Dies” by Sheryl Crow from the film Tomorrow Never Dies
  21. “Another Way To Die” by Jack White & Alicia Keys from the film Quantum of Solace
  22. “Die Another Day” by Madonna from the film Die Another Day* “Skyfall” by Adele from the film Skyfall was not ranked by Dark Horizons
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