The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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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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    Live and Let Die is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Paul McCartney and Wings Theme song from Live and Let Die.

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    Nobody Does It Better is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Carly Simon Theme song from The Spy Who Loved Me. 

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    Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Shirley Bassey Theme song from Goldfinger.

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    For Your Eyes Only is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Sheena Easton Theme song from For Your Eyes Only.

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    A View to a Kill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Duran Duran Theme song from A View to a Kill. 

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    Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Adele Theme song from Skyfall. 

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    James Bond Theme is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    John Barry Theme Song from Dr. No. 

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    You Only Live Twice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Nancy Sinatra Theme song from You Only Live Twice. 

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    You Know My Name is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Chris Cornell Theme song from Casino Royale. 

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    Thunderball is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Tom Jones Theme song from Thunderball. 

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    Diamonds Are Forever is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Shirley Bassey Theme song from Diamonds Are Forever. 

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    GoldenEye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Tina Turner Theme song from GoldenEye. 

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    We Have All The Time In The Wo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Louis Armstrong Theme song from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 

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    The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    A-ha Theme from The Living Daylights.

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    License to Kill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Gladys Knight Theme song from License to Kill. 

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    The Man with the Golden Gun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Lulu Theme song from, The Man with the Golden Gun.

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    The World is Not Enough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Garbage Theme song from The World is Not Enough. 

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    From Russia With Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Matt Monro Theme song from From Russia with Love.

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    On Her Majesty's Secret Servic... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    John Barry Theme song from On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 

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    Moonraker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Shirley Bassey Theme song from Moonraker. 

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    All Time High is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Rita Coolidge Theme song from Octopussy.

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    Another Way to Die is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    Jack White & Alicia Keyes Theme song from Quantum of Solace. 

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    Tomorrow Never Dies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Sheryl Crowe Theme song from Tomorrow Never Dies. 

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    A View to a Kill (Main Titles) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Duran Duran & John Barry Theme song from A View to a Kill.

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    Die Another Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Madonna, Mirwais Ahmadzaï Theme song from Die Another Day. 

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    Never Say Never Again is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Lani Hall Theme song from Never Say Never Again. 

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    Writing's On the Wall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs

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    Sam Smith Theme song from Spectre.

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    The Living Daylights is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs


    A-ha Theme song from The Living Daylights.

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    Jack White, Alicia Keys

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