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The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

List Criteria: Title theme songs from James Bond films

The best James Bond theme songs manage to blend perfectly with the Bond movie's opening credits (the title sequence). For Bond fans, the title sequence is extremely important, as it sets the theme of the entire film. This list includes most of the major theme songs from 007 movies, dating back to the 1960s, along with the artists and the movie titles (if they are different than the song titles). From the originals to the remixes from the famous djs around the world. Some of these 007 theme songs are great, and some are not great -- but which one is the best? That's up to you to decide, with your votes!

Typically, major music stars are recruited to sing the James Bond film these songs, and in 2012, Adele's song "Skyfall," from the Bond movie of the same name, was released. Adele is just one of the heavy hitting singers chosen to sing the title James Bond song. Others include Carly Simon ("Nobody Does It Better," from 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me), Rita Coolidge ("All Time High" from 1983's Octopussy) and of course, the incomparable Shirley Bassey, who sang three James Bond Movie theme songs (for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker).

Here's the thing: It's totally okay to love a James Bond theme song from some of the best rock bands of all time, even if you didn't particularly love the movie. When you vote, be sure to consider the actual song, not just the film as a whole.

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The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs Songs
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    Theme song from Live and Let Die.
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    • Artist: Paul McCartney and Wings
    • Date Recorded: 1973
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    Theme song from Goldfinger.
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    • Artist: Shirley Bassey
    • Albums: I Am What I Am
    • Composer: J.J. Barry, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse
    • Length (seconds): 2:48
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    Theme song from The Spy Who Loved Me. 
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    • Artist: Carly Simon
    • Date Recorded: 1977
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    Theme song from Skyfall. 
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    • Artist: Adele
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    Theme song from For Your Eyes Only.
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    • Artist: Sheena Easton
    • Date Recorded: 1981
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    Theme song from A View to a Kill. 
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    • Artist: Duran Duran
    • Date Recorded: 1985
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    Theme song from Diamonds Are Forever. 
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    • Artist: Shirley Bassey
    • Date Recorded: 1971
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    Theme song from You Only Live Twice. 
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    • Artist: Nancy Sinatra
    • Date Recorded: 1967
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    Theme Song from Dr. No
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    • Artist: John Barry
    • Date Recorded: 1962
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    Theme song from GoldenEye. 
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    • Artist: Tina Turner
    • Date Recorded: 1995
    • Albums: Wildest Dreams
    • Producer: Nellee Hooper
    • Composer: Bono, The Edge, Bono & The Edge
    • Length (seconds): 3:30
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    Theme song from Casino Royale. 
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    • Artist: Chris Cornell
    • Date Recorded: 2006
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    Theme song from From Russia with Love.
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    • Artist: Matt Monro
    • Date Recorded: 1964
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    Theme song from Thunderball. 
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    • Artist: Tom Jones
    • Date Recorded: 1965
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    Theme song from The World is Not Enough. 
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    • Artist: Garbage
    • Date Recorded: 1999
    • Albums: beautifulgarbage
    • Producer: David Arnold, Garbage
    • Composer: David Arnold, Don Black
    • Length (seconds): 3:58
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    Theme song from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 
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    • Artist: Louis Armstrong
    • Date Recorded: 1969
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    Theme from The Living Daylights.
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    • Artist: A-ha
    • Date Recorded: 1987
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    Theme song from Octopussy.
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    • Artist: Rita Coolidge
    • Date Recorded: 1983
    • Albums: All Time High
    • Composer: J.J. Barry, Tim Rice
    • Length (seconds): 3:3
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    Theme song from License to Kill. 
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    • Artist: Gladys Knight
    • Date Recorded: 1989
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    Theme song from, The Man with the Golden Gun.
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    • Artist: Lulu
    • Date Recorded: 1974
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    Theme song from Moonraker. 
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    • Artist: Shirley Bassey
    • Date Recorded: 1979
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