James Bond Song Poll – Best Male (Ballad)

Posted: June 4, 2010 in Scifi
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From Russia with Love – Matt Munro

“From Russia with Love” is the first Bond film in the series with John Barry as the primary soundtrack composer. The theme song was composed by Lionel Bart of Oliver! fame and sung by Matt Monro.

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret (We Have All the Time in the World) – Louis Armstrong

We Have All the Time in the World”, sung by Louis Armstrong. With lyrics by Burt Bacharach’s regular lyricist Hal David, it is heard during the Bond–Tracy courtship montage, bridging Draco’s birthday party in Portugal and Bond’s burglary of the Gebrüder Gumbold law office in Bern, Switzerland. It was Louis Armstrong’s last recorded song (He died of a heart attack two years later.) Barry recalled Armstrong was very ill when he recorded the song, but recorded it in one take.

 

UPDATED 10/2015

Spectre (Writing’s on the Wall) – Sam Smith

Writing’s on the Wall – In September 2015 it was announced that Sam Smith and regular collaborator Jimmy Napes has written the film’s title theme, “Writing’s on the Wall”, with Smith performing it for the film. The song was released later that same month where it received mixed reviews from critics and fans, particularly in comparison to Adele’s “Skyfall”. It became the first Bond theme to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart.

sam-smith-spectre

 

 

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