Sound & Motion Pictures: best James Bond opening credits

Focusing again on great songs/titles combinations, what is more iconic than James Bond’s films? All the songs has been written for the film, usually with the same title, and, especially in the last couple of decades, by famous artists. This is my top five.  Honourable mention for: Live And Let Die (Paul McCartney & The Wings), View To A Kill (Duran Duran) and Thunderball (Tom Jones).

1. Goldeneye – Goldeneye, Tina Turner (1995)

Nothing beats Tina’s voice!

2. Casino Royale – You Know My Name, Chris Cornell (2006)

Speaking of voices, I always had a thing for Chris’ and rock just makes it better.

3. Skyfall – Skyfall, Adele (2012)

Hauntingly beautiful.

4. The World Is Not Enough – The World Is Not Enough, Garbage (1999)

The film was kind of crappy but the intro with Shirley Manson & Co. is great.

5. Tomorrow Never Dies – Tomorrow Never Dies, Sheryl Crowe (1997)

Not a big fan of this film either but the song is pretty amazing.


Filed under Odds and ends, Sound & Motion Pictures

9 responses to “Sound & Motion Pictures: best James Bond opening credits

  1. Casino Royale and Skyfall are two of my favourites!

  2. Excellent list. I particularly liked the Chris Cornell song. Great to hear something harder-edged opening a Bond film. Also a fan of Sheryl Crow’s voice. She usually does the country-rock thing, but she really showed her ability and range with that song.

    • Thanks! It was actually pretty hard to rank them… Chris Cornell’s song in particular, whether solo or with Soundgarden or Audioslave he’s great!

  3. Love this post, the title sequences are parts of the Bond franchise that I always look forward to.

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