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UPDATED WITH WORKING VIDS!! Hear Adele's SKYFALL Theme In Its Entirety And Now!!

A few days ago we got a 90-something second leak of Adele's new theme for forthcoming 007 picture SKYFALL. Although the song formally releases tomorrow, it seems a French radio station is already spinning the tune.

The verdict? I like it quite a bit - and I'm not necessarily an Adele fan. This strongly evokes classic Bond - which is what director Sam Mendes has indicated he's going for with this picture.

What do you think?





Glen Oliver




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  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:41 p.m. CST

    I approve!!

    by captaincosmos

    And I ain't a huge Adele fan either, but she's the right artist for the job, with out a doubt.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    And look at that, I was first!

    by captaincosmos

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Well, "evokes classic bond" its an understatement

    by Wonderboys

    More like ripoff other Bond songs. There is not an original chord in this song, it sounds already heard since the first second. Not impressed.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by Gorgomel

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Sounds a lot like The World Is Not Enough

    by Wonderboys

    Its garbage

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Better than the crap from Quantum

    by electraglide

    I mean that was truly hideous

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Anything is better than that Jake White/Alicia Keys abomination

    by seasider

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Pales in comparison to Scorpio's theme

    by Beebop

    Scorpio! He'll sting you with his dream of power and wealth! Beware of Scorpio! His twisted twin obsessions are his plot to rule the worlda nd his employee's health. He'll welcome you into his lair like the nobleman welcomes his guest! With free dental care and a stock plan that helps you invest! But beware of his generous pensions plus three weeks paid vacation each year and on Fridays the lunch room serves hot dogs and burgers and beer! He loves German beer!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that's Bond all right!

    by Smerdyakov


  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Not too shabby

    by rev_skarekroe

    Way more appropriate for Bond than Chris Cornell or Madonna.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Not a masochist

    by jemagee

    so why would i ever listen to adele?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Well, I liked it.

    by Silv

    Nothing new, but very Bondish and instantly recognizable.

  • Think outside the mainstream for once. Another dull sweeping strings with Pop Idol style vocals because she`s the flavour at the moment. Lazy thinking and lazy song. And now with extra lisp or should that be lithp. Surprisingly the Casino Royale has grown on me. Didn`t gel at first but it`s actually something different for bond. Quantum, hmm let`s not go there. Pub band.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    or sell. whatever

    by higgledyhiggles

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by UltimaRex

    I don't really rate Adele but that's good.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    It's good!

    by Steve Lamarre

    And if you think it's not original, think of the challenge this very long franchise has of achieving classic Bond with original takes on Bond. This is a fine addition.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Bit blah & generic but okish in a bland dull way

    by peter skellen

    Sounds like a Brosnan theme. With Craig playing Bond the theme to Steptoe & Son would surely be most appropriate anyway.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST


    by Lummox JR

    Aw crap. Now I have to watch the movie with earplugs during the credits? This blows. Not that I listened to the song of course. I don't have it in me to do that on purpose.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Like it!

    by Vicconius

    Adele really does have the perfect voice for a Bond song. Don't understand why people have to qualify that they don't like Adele before saying they like it. She's a damn good singer, better than 99% out there.

  • (also mind you I did quite enjoy Casino Royale, I still haven't seen QoS) I actually winced a little bit when I first heard she was going to do "the song" for the newest Bond flick. And now even listening to it, yea the song itself is okay enough, but, if this makes sense, it actually almost kinda seemed TOO obvious for Adele to be the one to do this, ya know like she's the biggest thing in British-born music right now (at the very least of female solos) and not like I think doing this will then create a downward spiral from which she'll never recover, this just seems like too much of a "flavor of the month" kind of thing to do, and that's sooooo not what Adele is.

  • It's okay to actually just hold a note and not waver. You don't have to go up and down 17 octaves in the space of three seconds ... I get it, you can sing fancy. Now how about showing some restraint and class for once. Jesus, kids these days.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I saw a fat girl carrying a laptop the other day.

    by Amity75

    I think it was a Dell.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    A rock song from Muse would have been better

    by Redhead_Redemption

    Not saying i don't love the slower romantic bond themes, But in this day and age a upbeat rock song would suit Daniel Craigs bond much better. Chris cornel's "You know my name" is the only truly great bond theme in the last 15 year, and only it and tina Turner's golden eye are the only good ones of the last 25 years Bond 24, needs to Have Muse doing a harder rock song song, One that will light up itunes charts and not just be a filler theme quickly forgotten

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Her voice drowns a bit in the orchestra...

    by KnowItAllFromCali

    But it's not bad. Does have a classic Bond sound.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Where's the song?


    All I'm getting is a grey rectangle.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by MikeTheSpike

    Think it went offline *just* before you checked, mate. I had it working, reloaded the page and now it's gone, even if I open in a new browser.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Muse - brilliant suggestion

    by supertoyslast

    Now that you mention it, I think they could have done it justice. Adele does seem like the obvious choice as a latter-day Shirley Bassey type of singer.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST


    by ATARI

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Also available here

    by mus42

    Player is embedded at the top of the webpage:

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Adele does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    mus42, thanks for putting up new link. I have to say I really like this track. It's got that high end glamor ambience of Bond nailed down. The hook isnt as catchy as some other Bond songs perhaps but its got a cool smoky vibe. Yep, like this one.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    redhead redemption, You Know My Name and Goldeneye are the only two great bond songs of last 25 years?! You have got to be joking. There's been so much amazing Bond music over last 25 years its hard to know where to start. Aside from the title tracks, most of which have been very very good, then simply the instrumentation to the end credits on movies like TOMMORROW NEVER DIES (which had the KD Lang closer) or THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (which finished with the Pretenders If There Was A Man) is amazing. For me John Barry is the gold standard of movie music, and even after his passing his legacy lives on in the Bond themes. Perhaps you prefer the Bourne soundtracks, filled with all those sweeping memorable orchestral wonders.... or not.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST


    by Kakii

    shouldve gone with Noel Gallagher's "Freaky Teeth" miles better and suits Craig s version of Bond. Die Hard did get a song its on the extras of DH4 by Guys Night, very cheesey and funny.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    hmm not showing up in firefox or chrome for me

    by Chain

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    'You know my name' is a rubbish Bond theme

    by david starling

    It grates my teeth, and it sounds like it was cobbled together in five minutes flat!! And yes, I think Chris Cornell is a bit of a genius - but his art is best when he is with his bandmates in Soundgarden. Not a good Bond theme at all - unusually, when the credits come on for Goldeneye, I fast-forward them!! This song is awesome though!! And its a good boding for the movie!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Sorry, I meant Casino Royale!! ARGH!!

    by david starling

    Ah, damn it!! Off to bed!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    'You know my name' was amazing!

    by Kakii

    It really set the tone for CR, great Bond theme, although my fave is "We have all the time in the world" another song that really set the tone well.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    I thought it was great...

    by Terry Powell

    ...yeah a throwback to Shirley Bassey which is what I want for a Bond theme(I also liked The World is not Enough) A Bond theme has to be sung by a belter. We don't need a modernized "hip" bond song. I remember when Madonna said it was time for Bond to get techno and we got Die Another Day. Horrible. And why was it that Madonna does a better theme song(Beautiful Stranger) for Austin Powers, a Bond spoof, than the one for the actual Bond. Anyway, I like the song, the trailer looks amazing, and it's the first Bond in IMAX. Can't wait!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Joss Stone…

    by 11dayempire

    …did a bloody good theme for the Blood Stone video game. Get her to do the next film.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    The placement of this news...

    by Joe Jones

    Just above the Hungry Hippos piece... Coincidence? Discuss.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, and…

    by 11dayempire

    …I thought the Adele theme was pretty good. Not sure about those "call-and-response" vocals in the choruses though.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST


    by niven

    You know, go on youtube and search for "Muse - Supremacy", that would have been perfect for the skyfall theme. That being said, i like this song, it will do...but it is a pretty safe option.

  • The Cornell and White/Keyes songs are not the best of the franchise but at least they make an attempt to grab you. This one doesn't. I think it would've been better if they'd used Adele for a more romantic ballad like Nobody Does It Better, Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:31 p.m. CST

    It's mentioned through the whole song.

    by Vicconius

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Not an adele fan?

    by knowthyself

    What in blazes is wrong with you?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    This would be good for putting me to sleep.

    by Nick Michalak

    Just how I feel about all of Adele's music - boring and yawn inducing. The slow and myterious Bond theme can work, but this sounds like everyone was half asleep recording this. There's no lushness in the sound to bring it to life. It sounds generic and bland.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Sounds like a Bond theme to me...

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    ...and that can be good or bad but this is okay.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Vicconius....I bet you liked Prometheus didn't you

    by Jaymie69

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Can't believe that reply was fucking serious..ha..ha

    by Jaymie69

  • Personally, I like it. As a Bond fan, I approve.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    You never know on the internet

    by Vicconius

    Sarcasm or stupidity. It's always a fine line.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Very good. Almost as good as K.d. Lang's TND

    by thot

    K.d. Lang's "Surrender (Tomorrow Never Dies)" is amongst the best of the best Bond songs, despite the fact they used the hideous Sheryl Crow song at the beginning. This new one is quite good. Better than the garbage of the last few films. Too bad such a good song is going to be wasted on the new James Bourne movies. *sigh*...some day, James Bond will indeed return.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 6:59 p.m. CST


    by Blood Simple

    You have made my day. Thank you! I am still laughing.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7 p.m. CST


    by the Green Gargantua

    how many bond films until this happens?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:13 p.m. CST

    I think I see an empty white box

    by MrWonka

    Am I missing something? What player is this that is not showing up for me?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I still think they should have used Radiohead for Quantum of Solace

    by Rebel Scumb

    probably the only band who would have figured out a way to work that wacky title into the lyrics

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Yo, it's a little doggie pitch

    by Raymond Shaw

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    ..i mean a little pitchy dogg

    by Raymond Shaw

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Prometheus Was Awesome!

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    And this song isn't that great. I expect more from Adele.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    "You Know My Name" remains the best of the Craig era

    by Shabado

    I don't care what anyone says, "You Know My Name" is fantastic, and fit the theme of the reboot perfectly. The Adele song is alright, better than that abomination of a duet last film.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I'm a major Bond fan...

    by Mister Vertue

    And I loved this theme! But hey, everyone is welcome to their opinions.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    The full (4:50) version is apparently "out in the wild"...

    by Bill C. Adele channeling Shirley Bassey (there's just a hint of 'Diamonds Are Forever' in it, IMO)...oh yes. More, please.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by Breotan

    I'd actually love to see a Portishead song leading into a Bond film. Still, Adele's Skyfall is nothing short of amazing.

  • too late to change it?

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I'm necessarily an Adele fan. Love that girl.

    by adeceasedfan

    I'll have to warm up to this tune though. Good, but need a few more spins.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Hmnnn.. I think ALL words on the lyrics should be Skyfall

    by Ricardo

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:58 p.m. CST



    .....I love Adele, but this isn't very good....I sadly blame David Arnold.....he's v great at a 'score', but isn't up to composing the main theme-tune...the irony? He co-wrote Bjork's 'Play Dead'...which was good enough to be a Bond theme-tune... Even G'n'R's 'If The World' was good enough to be a Bond tune - no sh*t.... ridiculously under-rated as a song....I mean, let's be brutally honest...what was the last 'real quality' Bond song??? It sure as hell wasn't Garbage, Madonna etc...I love Chris Cornell (and Soundgarden), and that was a great song, but still didn't quite 'do' it.....I loathe U2 and Goldeneye as a film, but that was the nearest to Shirley Bassey, all honesty.....weird how it works....

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    I'm sorry, but this is perfectly fine. Who could find fault with this? Best ever? No. Best since k.d. lang or Tina Turner, though.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST

    re - thisbethesdasea


    Prometheus was god-awful, Ridley Scott's 'Alien'....then compare.....dear God !!!!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by composerguy

    David Arnold had nothing to do with the song, and he isn't the composer for Skyfall. Thomas Newman is (and no, Newman didn't work on the song either...just the score).

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Re - green gargantua


    Re - Portishead - you mean Glory Box, was theme-tune esque...they don't 'exist' anymore, dude.....(sadly)...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:10 p.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    I would also like to add that this is the best title that wasn't written by the film's... score guy in the last little while.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Re - composorguy


    David Arnold has uncredited input in the composition dude....that I know, unequivocally...but we can agree to disagree, politely, for sure....peace up.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Re- Danger_diabolik

    by composerguy

    Nah, he doesn't. But it's funny you think so.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Re - composerguy


    ...and yet it's funny how you haven't mentioned Paul Epworth....(the bloke who makes Foster the People sound very nice)...heard of him, sir? He makes Mark Ronson look v v v v baaaaad....

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST

    re - composerguy


    I hope you are Angelo Badalamenti, btw.....:) if so, I 'doff my cap to you....

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST

    I think it's not there...

    by bloss

    only a gray box.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST

    I have to disagree.

    by Levi Tinker

    Sorry but i really dont think the song evokes classic Bond. Dont get me wrong its not a bad song and its definately better than Die Another Day and Another Way To Die. But Skyfall will not go down as one of the classic Bond Themes. Why do I sense another Tomorrow Never Dies Scenario here where the better track ends up being relagated to the End title credits. Surrender sung by K.D. Lang was a brilliant Bond song and should have been the title theme, but instead it got relagated to the end credits while the decent but no where near as incredible Tommorow Never Dies sung by Sheryl Crow got the prime spot. Skyfall sounds like a decent end title song, but thats just my opinon. And the move is still my most anticpated film to see of 2012

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST

    re - historian_levi


    You are bang on, correct, mate...Lang is quality....

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:37 p.m. CST

    She's totally appropriate for this genre... I approve.

    by bubcus

    Keep up the great work, Adele.

  • I mean, Set Fire To The Rain should be a Bond title for Christ's sake. And that song is pure Bond. Adele's the new Shirley Bassey, plain and simple. Skyfall is an amazing song and by God I hope she does the theme song for the next 20 films!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST

    The World is Not Enough is better

    by Mugato5150

    but at least it's not Die Another Day

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Hope we can get Muse for the next one

    by Phategod2

    Personally I think Uno is the perfect James Bond theme especially for the Pierce Brosnan era Bond.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Dame Shirley Bassey, should have been brought back

    by Levi Tinker

    Seriously her cover of Lets get this Party Started for title sequence of Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore 3D Evokes classic bond more than Skyfall. They honestly should have had her come back, have talked Don Black to come out of retirement and write the lyrics and Dame Shirley Bassey sing one last truly classic Bond Theme for the 50th anniversary

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:05 p.m. CST

    I definitely was expecting more man...c;mon

    by MainMan2001

  • i'm an idgit

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Let the sky faw? When it crumbows?

    by hulkiest

    What's with the Tom Bwokaw voice? Other than that, a completely fine Bond Song.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Underwhelmed. That's weak even for Adele. I wish...

    by tangcameo

    ...someone would ask Tori Amos to sing one. Listen to her sing 'That Guy' with an orchestra or her 'Bug A Martini' on organ. Even those sound more like a Bond theme than this. Sorry Adele.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST

    I like it

    by lv_426

    I can't wait for SKYFALL. Weirdly enough, I think I'm probably more excited for SKYFALL than for THE HOBBIT. Perhaps because I know we won't get to the really epic parts of Bilbo's journey until the second and third films. Still though, with those two films, as well as Dredd, Argo, The Master, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas, and Django Unchained, it is shaping up to be a pretty damn fine fall/winter movie season to close out 2012.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    danger_diabolik_ - If the

    by griporama

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    bah... danger_diabolik_ - If the World....

    by griporama

    had an EDIT FUNCTION!!!! For all thats holy!! .. sorry... anywhoo... never put 2+2 together for that tune, just listened to it... you're onto something.. a horribly underrated album and song...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST


    by RipperGiles

    will grind the movie TO A FUCKING HALT!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST


    by Jackson

    I can picture one perfect scene, where everything is silent except this song is playing...

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater has the best Bond theme!

    by Johnno

    And it's not even a James Bond movie!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Amy Winehouse would have sounded better

    by rockhpi

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST


    by RipperGiles

    But Amy Winehouse is dea........ yeah, she still woulda sounded better.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Re - griporama


    You're right, dude.... great track, great album.... and that Buckethead solo is a's ironic that when they play it live (I think it's on utube), it's precluded by some 'programmed talkover' saying 'Black Bond', as if they knew it was a potential Bond track, but wouldn't be touched by the makers of a Bond film......

  • You can't even compare them. Adele's is good but if she had sung The Bullitts number, it would have been classic!

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:28 p.m. CST

    The Bullitts SKYFALL lyrics

    by Napolean Solo

    I copied and pasted this from their YouTube. Look at the difference. She should've sung this: SKYFALL (lyrics) Don't let the SKYFALL Over my night fall Just like the tide calls To my fatal love When you make the SKYFALL The shadows of light fall Danger in sight draws For my fatal love You whisper his name Then walk in the flame Your burning It's never the same When murder's the game You're learning Make me a diamond flower From a seed Love, Take from me exactly what you need I bleed love... Don't let the SKYFALL Over my night fall Just like the tide calls To my fatal love When you make the SKYFALL The shadows of light fall Danger in sight draws For my fatal love Maybe the stars in your eyes have a world of meaning... Maybe they come with a pathway To Mars and beyond Maybe a part of me dies - When you leave me Maybe it's a sign that something's wrong So long... Don't let the SKYFALL Over my night fall Just like the tide calls To my fatal love When you make the SKYFALL The shadows of light fall Danger in sight draws For my fatal love Like the wind is to the tree Like the blue is to the sea My love Hold ever still, I'm ready Place my heart upon your blade With you I'll give my final breath to be Don't let the SKYFALL Over my night fall Just like the tide calls To my fatal love When you make the SKYFALL The shadows of light fall Danger in sight draws For my fatal love

  • to clean my cochlea (easy now), after listening to this insipid song. John Barry is incredibly missed! One of the all time great film composers. Funny enough, I was just listening to the "Dances with Wolves" soundtrack the other day, after watching the film again. Damn what a score.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST

    The sound is good, the song is not.

    by Duck of Death

    I do like the languid, throaty Shirley Bassey-esque vocal and the retro sound, but that appears to be the limit of whatever creative effort went into this song. After about a minute it's completely boring and forgettable. I'm frankly a little surprised and disappointed that Adele agreed to this, but for the mountain of money I assume they offered her for this, I'd happily record an album's worth of hand-fart sounds.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    there is a version for deaf people too....

    by cgih8r

    it's basically a 5 minute long video of Adele kicking the shit out of Jack Black and then mopping the floor with Madonna's face.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    *Jack White

    by cgih8r

    Damn they sound so similar

  • I'm going to miss him on this one. There are a precious few franchises where the man scoring them simply should not be changed out, and although I know the Olympics was a possibly one-time opportunity for him, I still wish he'd stayed on for Skyfall.

  • Oct. 4, 2012, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Curious as to what the title visuals will be

    by NativeGaijin

    I always connect a Bond theme song with the visuals that accompany them in the film. When I first heard Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" before I saw the film, I didn't get it. I thought it was to hard-driving for a Bond film, having grown up with Shirley Bassey, Carly Simon and Sheena Easton themes as some of my favorites. But when I finally saw the credit sequence with the silhouetted Bond running around fighting and shooting it out with various opponents, it worked perfectly for me. Now it's one of my favorites. I can't wait to see how Adele's song works with the title visuals. And add me to the list of people who love K.D. Lang's "Surrender." In the James Bond soundtrack collection on my music player, I replaced "Tomorrow Never Dies" with "Surrender" in the playback order.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:04 a.m. CST

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  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:05 a.m. CST

    When Daniel Craig is done, I have the new Bond: DJ Qualls

    by AzulTool

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    Great sound, horrible lyrics, mediocre delivery.

    by TheNotoriousDRB

    Adele sang this a bit too lazy, she let some of her natural cockney accent bleed out, and that's what you don't want to have happen. The lyrics to this song are ATROCIOUS. However, the arrangement of this song is fantastic. Overall, it's a mixed bag, but when this is laid over Daniel Kleinman's title sequence (which I think this video is giving away just a little bit), we are in for a true experience. This is 50th Anniversary Bond here. We will have the opening gunbarrel, we will have a Kleinman title sequence (which is confirmed to have tits in it, as it should) And we'll have a serviceable opening theme.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:31 a.m. CST

    I liked Chris Cornell's song

    by Transhuman

    This was weak.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:58 a.m. CST

    This is the laziest, most mediocre shit I've heard in ages

    by Paul Macadom

    “Sky Fall, Crumballs, Stand tall, Face it all”. Are you fucking kidding me?? Did “the cat sat on the mat” too? Maybe she should just throw her hands up in the air, and then wave them around like she just don't care. Pedestrian, amateur, moronic fucking lyrics. Lazy melody, dull vocals, no structure. This sounds like she couldn't be fucked. What a massive, massive disappointment.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:08 a.m. CST

    i likes

    by mrbong

    this is rather good. sounds like the grandoise, if you will "traditional" Bond themes of years gone by. it's not the greatest ever Bond theme (the John Barry theme, Goldfinger, Live And Let Die, A View To A Kill top that list) but it's a fair distance away from being one of the worst. can't say i am the biggest of Adele fans, not being part of her target market, but she does a good enough job singing this. bring on the film!

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:15 a.m. CST

    lol @ suggestion of Muse

    by mr teaspoon

    It ought to be Radiohead.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:28 a.m. CST

    @Johnblake re Muse & Supremacy

    by MrH

    Muse actually put Supremacy to the producers of Skyfall to use as the theme song and the producers turned them down. Even my wife who hates Muse thought it would have been perfect for a Bond film.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    "...they've..." Edit button please, aicn!

    by Aiden Blackwell

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Sounds better than the recent efforts...

    by Darkness

    Has a very retro feel to it. Still think young Adele is overrated though. 'Nobody does it better" in my opinion is the pinnacle of the Bond themes for me. I hope for the score, Thomas Newman will pull something interesting out of the bag. And please EON productions: How about re-incorporating the iconic gunbarrel at the start this time, not at the bloody end.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:07 a.m. CST

    This and the Cornell number are on the right track..

    by chronicallydepressedlemming

    Quantum's one was fucking dire.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Guns N' Roses - If The World

    by 11dayempire

    It would be a pretty good Bond theme, yeah. Though Prostitute has the "Bond chord change" just before the chorus. I'd love to see Axl Rose do a proper Bond theme…

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Wonderboys - agreed

    by BenBraddock

    Just left the same comment on YouTube. Very reminiscent of the TWINE theme. But anyway, I liked that and I like this!

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Dead on Bond song. Haters can suck it.

    by Mark

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:46 a.m. CST

    The best Bond theme since GOLDENEYE. It's bang on the money.

    by brokentusk

    Good work to all involved. Pay no attention to the simian masses on these boards.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Someone mentioned Muse - Supremacy

    by Prawnee

    I don't know how the producers sort out the Bond themes, but that song sounds like it was submitted and rejected. Good song though.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Yes - Muse "Supremacy" SHOULD be the theme song

    by radioflyer

    Not only is it PERFECT for a Bond film, it even DIRECTLY lifts musical themes from the Bond Main Theme. I've heard the Adele song - and it's OK. Just seems a shame. I can't hear "Supremacy" without envisioning it over a Bond title sequence.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Should have been Muse. This is too SAFE and Adele not strong enough

    by performingmonkey

    If they were gonna go for a safe, heard-it-all-before, orchestra-y Bond theme it needed someone who could really belt out some moneyshot notes at the end. Adele can only sing in a certain range (at least these days). Supremacy, the first track on Muse's new album, was obviously written as a Bond theme and SHOULD have been used here.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST

    I was never into Adele, but...

    by Crimson King

    but this song is pretty cool. It immediately reminded me of the Goldfinger theme. It's definitely got a cool vibe to it, and I sense a hint of finality to it as well, since I'm guessing this is Daniel Craig's last one. All y'all haters need to calm down, by the way. Another Way to Die was pretty awesome.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Dull as dishwater

    by cosmic_dolphin

    The opening was quite promising , but it went downhill from there. Chris Cornell all the way for me out of the Daniel Craig theme songs.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST

    It starts as a villain song and ends as a hero song.

    by albert comin

    And interesting duality that might reflect the movie's own plot. One thing i loved about the title song in "Casino Royale" is that it's intrumental version was used very effectively as an alternate Bond Theme. I can see the same with this song. Something the song of "Tumor Of Solace" couldn't be made into. Well, i'm Ok with this song. I remember that at first i found "You Know My Name" a bit weird and out of tune, but now i love it. I might grew on this song as well after i heard it in context.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST


    by Rakesh Patel

    she has an amazing voice. truly. yeah this totally works for me.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:56 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Best Bond song of the 60s: From Russia With Love. Best Bond song of the 70s: Nobody Does It Better. Best Bond song of the 80s: The Living Daylights. Best Bond song of the 90s: They were all gash. Best Bond song of the 00s: You Know My Name. <p> This one is totally forgettable. Bland, mediocre shit... which means it will be a huge hit here in the UK.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:58 a.m. CST

    She sounds like a drunk pub singer

    by LarkStew

    zzzzz skyfawwwwl... hic... iza crumbawwwwl.. cough splutter... And I'm sure in a few places she's out of tune. On the other hand, I hated Another Way To Die when I first heard that and now I think it's pretty good. These songs are best when they're in place in the movie title sequence. So maybe in a few years I'll like it. Not a good first impression though.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Remember when Bond was still Bond?

    by Volllllume3

    What happened?

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:03 a.m. CST

    crimson king

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Craig has signed up for another two Bond films.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Blah blah Muse

    by 11dayempire

    Supremacy's good, but it's a bit too out there in places. Also, the lyrics are completely off – Muse, remember, loves referencing conspiracy theories and their politics are almost the direct opposite of Bond's "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" persona.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:20 a.m. CST


    by Ray Gamma

    I'd just like to point out that Muse suck shit through an old lady's tights. This Adele song is bland and Bond-by-numbers without any strong melodic hook. But it's still way more appropriate for a new Bond movie than any pompous posh boy wankery by those laughable earnest cunts Muse.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Fuck Adele - this most overrated bitch ever sucks big time!

    by Flutchy

    Song's kind of okay though. Muse would have ruled.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:35 a.m. CST

    I always liked Sheena Easton's Turn

    by Mission Code Z

    "For Your Eyes Only" was a classic Bond song. I can't say that I recall much about the film itself though.

  • Shut the fuck up. This is classic Bond Shit. Adele is fucking great too, so shut your fucking mouth. Seriously. You wish she could read you a bedtime story, and sing you a lullaby to sleep. IFS=Internet Fuckface Syndrome. You Haters, have it. Big Time. This is a GOOD Song.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:41 a.m. CST

    I think it's really good. Love the arrangement.

    by Tristan

    I recall that there was a lot of hate for You Know My Name here when it was put on this site. That's in my top 4 favourite Bond themes (the others being Live and Let Die, Goldfinger, and You Only Live Twice). Some folks need their tin ears oiled.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:44 a.m. CST

    By the way, this Song is not bland.

    by Nichole

    You people, obviously have not watched many openings to classic Bond films. Go ahead, and wear that pathetic notion on your sleeve. Fuckin' A.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:49 a.m. CST

    mission code z Straight up! That song rocks.

    by Nichole

  • Not being a jerk, just never got that, MEME, Or whatever the fuck Arrow to the knee means. Seriously? I know you are smart, please tell me what that means.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:55 a.m. CST

    neuromantik , I agree, You Know My Name is great.

    by Nichole

    I don't think certain people realize how the song meshes with the visuals of the opening credits. I'm not the biggest Bond fan, but I'm a fan, and I love all of the openings, and their visuals. Greatest openings, ever. And the Casino Royale opening, was top notch.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Do you see, how she keeps saying AT Skyfall. AT?

    by Nichole

    Listen to the song again, and pay attention to the lyrics. Good James Bond Shit. You may not find it classic, but it is damn Classy. You will in time.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Listened to it yesterday

    by Hipshot

    And woke up humming it this morning. THAT'S the only measure of whether a damned title song is any good. Fine work. Can't wait. And BTW--I loved "You Know My Name." Jagged, filled with power and pain and the implication that you have no idea who this man is: you know his name, but not Bond himself. Now, we know who and what he is better than ever.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 5:28 a.m. CST

    hipshot , I missed you, and you are correct.

    by Nichole

    What are you up to, Sun. (Wu reference)? Maybe I just haven't seen you:)

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:05 a.m. CST

    You Know My Name was the best Bond theme since Live & Let Die.

    by i_got_worms

    And is still the best of the Craig era. This latest tune is so-so. Very Bond-y, I'll give it that.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:06 a.m. CST

    BTW ever heard Johnny Cash's submission for the Thunderball theme?

    by i_got_worms

    Country & Western and James Bond. It was never going to work.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Wow... that Johnny Cash track was a bullet dodged!

    by BenBraddock

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Pulp had a pretty good stab at TOMORROW NEVER DIES

    by BenBraddock

    Google it and listen

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Uuuh, phantomcreep has mummy issues :D

    by Flutchy

    settling for a cawing vulture like Adele for a lullaby, sure *bwahahahaha*

  • Are you serious? What is your fucking point? Who do like in music? How old are you? How does this song not fit 007 ? You are either young or ignorant? Which one is it? Fuck ya.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Nobody did it better than Carly Simon.

    by Chain

    Okay Live and Let Die was probably better but only by a bit.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:25 a.m. CST


    by Nichole

    Fuck you, let me irradiate what you said: Fuck Adele - this most overrated bitch ever sucks big time! Fuck your internet retarded ass. I will fuck with you if you want. Just got off work. You probably don't know much about that concept.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Did Bond break up with her?

    by Gary Makin

  • Iggy Pop does We Have All the Time in The World, which is great too. I kind of like it more than the original. trivia: It was used in the closing credits of The Jacket, which featured Daniel Craig.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:39 a.m. CST

    AICN: where everyone hates everything ALL the time...

    by Christian

    Seriously! On EVERY forum on this site there is SO much hate going round. "This sounds like shit", "this looks like rubbish", "hate it", "Loathe it" etc. Im fucking through with you talkbackers. All you do is hate, hate, hate. And the sad part is that most of you are neckbeard-wearing losers who haven't done anything in your life to make this world a better place.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:45 a.m. CST


    by Nichole

    Don't forget about me. I agree with you. I actually think this website and US will recognize and change this. We will kill, the hater mentality.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:49 a.m. CST

    also you clearly haven't heard many bond songs...

    by Christian

    Most of you seem to only have heard the themes from CR and QoS. There are other Bonds-movies you know... Bond-movies have been around since the early 60s. Some theme-songs produced since then are slow, other up-tempo. Just because this isn't fast-paced doesn't make it BAD. "We have all the time in the world" - for instance - isn't a rock song but still very good imo.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Might sound gay, but

    by Nichole

    We all just want to converse, and we all are all just talking film. There IS A Disconnect in Verbal Communication in General with this society. We will figure it out. dont worry too much.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 6:58 a.m. CST


    by JAMF

    . . . . . . . zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Also, had Bond 45's. Just the song. Good times, these haters are sadly lost, and do not understand, nostalgia, or something good:(

  • ...the playlist of Bond theme songs mostly sucks, so a song doesn't have to hit a very high mark to stand out. Once you get past "Live and Let Die" and "Nobody Does it Better", what have you got? Those two were at least written by strong songwriters. "Goldfinger"? OK, it works because Shirley Bassey had a serious set of pipes, but the song itself is cheesy, on-the-nose, and really has no melody to speak of. The less said about "You Only Live Twice" or "Diamonds Are Forever" or "Die Another Day", the better. "View to a Kill", anyone? At any rate, this is a pretty good tune, lots of atmospherics, and in line with the retro style with state of the art production values of the Daniel Craig rebooted Bond, so it works for me!

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 7:23 a.m. CST

    @chickenstu: Florence and the Machine. Like that idea!

    by Randall Luttenberg

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 7:31 a.m. CST

    redhead_redemption - Muse did do a Skyfall song...

    by DC Films

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 7:32 a.m. CST


    by Hipshot

    thanks for asking, man. Been around, still living in the South for another year (can't wait to get back to Cali!) and writing my ass off. Promoting a couple of books, just finished a script (have no idea if it will go, but the producer is the producer on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, so my fingers are crossed!) and looking forward to a busy, happy end of the year. And how are you?

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Florence is almost as shite as Muse

    by Ray Gamma

    Shite. Do you hear me you tasteless American fuckwits? I'm not saying Muse and Florence are shit. I'm saying they are shite. That is 1000% shittier than shit. They are joke bands for cunts who don't really like music in the first place.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Incredibly DULL

    by J.B.M.A.

    Not offensive, but simply BLAH. All the orchestration in the world can't make up for a boring tune. I second the notion of a Radiohead theme. Portishead should have done it years ago.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 8:29 a.m. CST

    The Bond themes that never were...

    by 11dayempire

    Here ya go:

  • But I really love Adele, and the music was nice. So over repeititous lyrics aside I enjoyed it.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 9:20 a.m. CST

    It's nothing special

    by MustGoFaster

    But at least it's not fucking Rhiana.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 9:23 a.m. CST

    by cmaslow309

    Die Another Day

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Skyfall is such a great title for a Bond film

    by David Cloverfield

    It sells the whole song. Like it did for The World is Not Enough and Tomorrow never dies. (Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace had lame titles and lame songs, even if CR is a direct adaptation and one of the best Bond films.) Thank whoever names these things.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Then again, this makes me want to listen to and watch Goldeneye

    by David Cloverfield

    Best opening song, one of the best songs. "You'll never know, how I watched you from the shadows as a chiiiiiild..." So cheesy, so awesome.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Skyfall theme

    by Scott Clark

    It could have been a great, but it falls short as a Bond song. Disappointing.

  • ... The World Is Not Enough.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Great Bond Song!

    by dieanotherday

    Perfect for the 50th anniversary!


  • Oct. 5, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    I still say You Know My Name is one of the best Bond songs.

    by Royston Lodge

    I realize I'm in the minority, but I think Chris Cornell nailed it.

  • Yeah, there's too many "Skyfalls" in this song, but overall I like the classic sound to it.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Better than the last effort but..

    by Mr Kite

    this is an instantly forgettable Bond theme. Dull, bland and by the numbers. Wings did the best non John Barry Bond theme and nothing has even come close since.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Why Am I hearing Her Sucking In Breaths

    by Mission Code Z

    ...before many lines in the song? Have I gone OCD? Is that not distracting to anyone else?

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Adele is the leader in the chubwave rock movement.


  • Oct. 5, 2012, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Not crazy about the lyrics, but I liked the song

    by Keith Small

    By the way, Peter Skellen's theme song is "I Feel Pretty"!

  • Could she be a brilliant marketing scheme, designed to make chubbyness "cool" in the short term so that companies can sell even MORE weight-loss crap in the future? We're through the looking-glass here, people.

  • seriously guys? scrutinizing a beautiful woman's weight? just come out already.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Well, I certainly feel shame.

    by Royston Lodge

    Thank you so much for reeducating me.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 5:46 p.m. CST

    royston lodge , You should feel shame.

    by Nichole

    How could you say such a thing, in an AICN Talkback, of all places! But, honestly, I don't think Adele is fat and I would hit that. For sure. And when we break up, she can write a song about me. Win/Win situation.

  • Oct. 5, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by CodeName

    You're a class A- Troll. Give RL a break.

  • Oct. 6, 2012, 1:23 p.m. CST

    there's no shame in coming out royston

    by cgih8r

    Anderson Cooper did it too