Daniel Craig will be on theaters from midnight Wednesday when he was last released as 007 in James Bond No Time To Die.
The epic new installment will be the 25th Agent 00 film and will finally hit UK cinemas after a year of delay due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
No Time To Die takes place after Bond leaves active service and enjoys a quiet life in Jamaica when his old friend Felix Leiter, played by CIA Jeffrey Wright, shows up asking for help.
A mission to save a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more dangerous than expected, leading to a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Craig is joined by Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rami Malek and Lashana Lynch in a star cast.
Who sings the melody of the new Bond film?
After chart success, 18-year-old Billie Eilish became the youngest artist to write and record a James Bond theme song with the disturbing hit No Time To Die.
But is it one of the top 10 theme songs of all time?
Top 10 James Bond Themes of All Time
Here we rank the 10 best James Bond themes of all time.
10. “For Your Eyes Only” (Sheena Euston)
One of the few Bond themes to be a powerful ballad in its own right before Mr. Shaken-Not-Stirred was even mentioned.
There’s a reason it’s featured on every Mother’s Day compilation CD ever released.
Those of you born in the late ’80s / early’ 90s will have the lyrics ingrained in your brains on family trips in the back of your mother’s car.
9. “The writing is on the wall” (Sam Smith)
Now that’s a bit of a rogue choice. There was a bit of “Does this sound like a Bond theme?” »Debate when it was released in 2015 alongside Specter.
But what does a Bond look like? There are so many different classics, all great for different reasons. For every soul power ballad there is a ‘You Only Live Twice’ or, more recently, a ‘No Time To Die’.
Sam Smith absolutely crushed their voice out of the park with this one and to any skeptics this was the first Bond theme to go number one in the UK.
8. “Diamonds Are Forever” – Shirley Bassey
The Bond franchise had gone through a rough patch and called on Sean Connery and Shirley Bassey to save the day with a return to the world of espionage.
We think it’s fair to say that the movie itself was average, but the theme melody was a thing of the past.
7. “License to kill” (Gladys Knight)
An underrated musical theme that revived the Bond era in the ’80s, albeit at the end of the decade, with a nod to the classic days of Shirley Bassey et al.
And this chorus must have been written with karaoke in mind, it is impossible not to sing it.
6. “You only live twice” (Nancy Sinatra)
These opening strings transcend generations, not least because they were notoriously sampled in Robbie Williams’ hit “Millennium” 30 years later.
The song has been covered extensively by artists such as Coldplay, Soft Cell, Bjork and Shirley Bassey.
This was Bond’s original melancholy theme, and it inspired many thereafter.
Originally intended for Frank Sinatra, the Bond classic was delegated to his daughter and became an instant classic.
5. “Nobody does better” (Carly Simon)
We’ve all heard that on the jukebox in the last few drives.
The soundtrack of Roger Moore’s third mission as 007 in The Spy Who Loved Me.
This song has the merit of being a brilliant singalong pop anthem in its own right, it’s not a song that automatically makes you think of the Bond movies.
This powerful ballad shattered the tried-and-true mold of Bond themes and received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, losing to You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone in 1978.
A good year for the ‘Best Original Song’ category.
4. ‘GoldenEye’ (Tina Turner)
It’s fair to say that they played it safe with this one by choosing the legendary soulful voice of Tina Turner to sing this classic.
But it’s just as cinematic as anything produced in the James Bond franchise lending itself perfectly to the big screen.
Written by U2’s Bono and The Edge, it started Pierce Brosnan’s stint well as 007.
Big song, big voice, nothing to complain about.
3. “Goldfinger” (Shirley Bassey)
No matter where you are or what you are doing, if you hear the words “this is the kiss of death, from Mr. Goldfinger” to the whole room will respond “ba baaa ba”.
This song made Bond themed songs what they are today.
Inspired by ‘Mack the Knife’, Bond’s themes were an afterthought until Goldfinger made the theme song an integral part of any new James Bond release.
2. ‘Skyfall’ (Adele)
It’s Adèle. What more do you need
Ok, if anyone needed to be convinced that this is one, if not the best Bond theme song of all time, just look at the facts.
It has become one of the best-selling records of all time, won an Oscar, and is the most successful Bond theme of all time.
A perfect companion for Specter in 2015.
1. “Live and let die” (Wings)
This timeless classic has everything you could want from a James Bond theme.
Written by Paul McCartney and his wife Linda, the track is possibly the music legend’s best work as part of Wings.
Upon release, “Live and Let Die” was the most popular Bond theme until that time and reached number one in two of the top three US music charts as well as number nine in the UK.
It will stand the test of time as long as Hollywood continues to bring new adventures to Mr. Bond.