Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rejected Bond song?

Shirley Bassey sang the theme tunes to GOLDFINGER (1964), DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971) and MOONRAKER (1979). I discovered today that it appears that she just might have been asked to do the honors for QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) as well. Although it is officially denied the fact that this song is listed as having lyrics written by Don Black (co-writer of the three other Bassey Bond songs) and music by David Arnold points to this possibly being yet another in the long line of rejected theme songs scattered across the history of the film series. Certainly the lyrics seem to reference perfectly the romantic state of mind Bond was dealing with after the events of CASINO ROYALE. Take a listen and see what you think.

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