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Shake Your Bond Bond!


Earlier this week it was announced that new tabloid junkie Amy Winehouse has been replaced by rocker Jack White and soul singer Alicia Keys to record the latest Bond pic, Quantum of Solace, theme. I personally do hope they incorporate the title into the lyrics but not much rhymes with Solace other than Gonzales? This duet marks the first of any in the 007 theme history and is said to be released October 28th. 

The Bond theme songs have often featured popular artists of it’s time. Paul McCartney and Sheena Easton were the only Academy Award nominated while Duran Duran and John Barry’s “A View to Kill” were the only others to make US charts. Currently there is no available compilation of these themes on a single CD – most likely because of all the bickering between Brococoli and Saltzman.



Dr. No (1962)

John Barry & Orchestra Monty Norman – “Kingston Clypso”


From Russia with Love (1963)

Matt Monro – “From Russia with Love”


Goldfinger (1964)

Shirley Bassey – “Goldfinger”


Thunderball (1965)

Tom Jones – “Thunderball”


You Only Live Twice (1967)

Nancy Sinatra – “You Only Live Twice”


On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

John Barry – Instrumental (the only)


Diamonds are Forever (1971)

Shirley Bassey – “Diamonds are Forever”


Live and Let Die (1973)

Paul McCartney – “Live and Let Die”


The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Lulu – “The Man with the Golden Gun”


The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Carly Simon – “Nobody Does it Better”


Moonraker (1979)

Shirley Bassey – “Moonraker”


For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only”


Octopussy (1983)

Rita Coolidge – “All Time High”


A View to a Kill (1985)

Duran Duran – “A View to a Kill”


The Living Daylights (1987)

a-ha – “The Living Daylights”


Licence to Kill (1989)

Gladys Knights – “Licence to Kill”


GoldenEye (1995)

Tina Turner – “GoldenEye”


Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Sheryl Crow – “Tomorrow Never Dies”


The World is Not Enough (1999)

Garbage – “The World is Not Enough”


Die Another Day (2002)

Madonna – “Die Another Day”


Casino Royale (2006)

Chris Cornell – “You Know My Name”


Quantum of Solace (2008)

Jack White & Alicia Keys – “Another Way to Die”






Maurice Binder is the original Title Designer for the first 16 Bond flicks (excluding From Russia with Love and Goldfinger) who has perfected to a scintillating science the use of silhouetted naked women dancing across the silver screen titillating millions of moviegoers thus enhancing the theme songs and singers more often than not with the exception being A-ha and Lulu. After 27 years, from his first sequence in Dr. No to his last in Licence to Kill, you would think he would get sick of rehashing the same tried and true and show us a little titty – Janet Jackson style.


Shaken Not Stirred


DR. NO (1962)








Spy Buddies



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The Kinks: Celluloid Heroes vs Powerman and the Money-go-round.




Between movies and TV commercials The Kinks are rolling in dough. Since 2007 alone they have been featured in 7 TV spots and 7 movies. When will these Directors get over this Kinks craze? It appears that The Kinks are quickly losing their edge (just as The Beatles, Stones, and The Who) while these posing, retro – hipsters continue to overplay them.



So please, Wes and Wes Wannabes, get over your slow-motion Kinks montages. What band are they going to anoint next? Herman’s Hermits?




IBM – “I’m Not Like Everybody Else”

HP  – “Picture Book”

Converse and Target – “Everybody’s a Star”

Alka-Seltzer – “Tired of Waiting for you”

Gap Kids – “Your Really Got Me”

La La – “Lola”

Coke – “Lola”

Abbott Labs – “Everybody’s Gonna be Happy”

Joes Superstore – “Everybody’s Gonna be Happy”

Tide – “All the Day and All of the Night”

Starburst – “All the Day and All of the Night”

Kohls – “All the Day and All of the Night”

Saab – “All the Day and All of the Night”

GM – “All the Day and All of the Night”


Kinks find a 6m glow in advertising.




The Bank Job – “Lola”


Rakkauden nalka – “Waterloo Sunset”

Smother – “Better Things”

The Darjeeling Limited – “This Time Tomorrow,” “Strangers,” “Powerman”

Juno – “Well Respected Man”

Hot Fuzz – “Village Green Preservation Society,”  “Village Green”

The Savages – “Riverside”


School for Scoundrels – “Set Me Free”

Click – “Do It Again”

Doogal – “You Really Got Me”


Kinks’ Filmography.



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