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The name's Eilish, Billie Eilish ....

by Banana Crumble | Jan 16, 2020

US singer Billie Eilish has been chosen to write and record the theme song for the latest James Bond film series. At the age of 18 she is the youngest ever artist to be given this honour.

Cary Joji Fukunaga, the Director of “No Time To Die”, said Eilish is now one of “a chosen few” and that her song will “echo for generations to come”.

Shirley Bassey, Duran Duran, Tom Jones, Lulu, Paul McCartney and Madonna are just some of the acts to have provided songs for the franchise in the past.

Both Adele and Sam Smith won Oscars for their musical contributions to the last two 007 films, Skyfall and Spectre respectively.

Can you name all of the theme tunes and their singers? Did you know that only one has ever reached the top of the charts?

1.  James Bond Theme – The John Barry Orchestra [from DR.NO, 1962]

2.  From Russia With Love – Matt Monro [1963]

3.  Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey [1964]

4.  Thunderball – Tom Jones [1965]

5.  You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra [1967]

6.  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – The John Barry Orchestra [1969]

7.  We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong [from ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE, 1969]

8.  Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey [1971]

9.  Live And Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings [1973]

10. The Man With The Golden Gun – Lulu [1974]

11. Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon [from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, 1977]

12. Moonraker – Shirley Bassey [1979]

13. For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton [1981]

14. All Time High – Rita Coolidge [from OCTOPUSSY, 1983]

15. A View To A Kill – Duran Duran [1985]

16. The Living Daylights – A-Ha [1987]

17. Licence To Kill – Gladys Knight [1989]

18. GoldenEye – Tina Turner [1995]

19. Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow [1997]

20. The World Is Not Enough – Garbage [1999]

21. Die Another Day – Madonna [2002]

22. You Know My Name – Chris Cornell [from CASINO ROYALE, 2006]

23. Another Way To Die – Jack White & Alicia Keys [from QUANTUM OF SOLACE, 2008]

24. Skyfall – Adele [2012]

25. Writings On The Wall – Sam Smith [from SPECTRE, 2015]

My top three are Nobody Does It Better, Goldfinger and Live and Let Die – what’s yours?

It was Sam Smith that made number 1. Can Billie Eilish follow in his footsteps?

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