The Best James Bond Movie Theme Songs Songs
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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 'Octop***y') and of course, the incomparable Shirley Bassey, who sang three James Bond Movie theme songs ('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.

Are you a 007 movie fanatic? If so, check out these lists of the hottest James Bond babes, the best James Bond cars and of course, the best James Bond movies of all-time. Enjoy!
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    Paul McCartney More
    100
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    Shirley Bassey More
    97
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    the people's #1
    For Your Eyes Only

    Sheena Easton More
    94
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    Carly Simon More
    94
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    Skyfall

    Adele More
    93
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    Shirley Bassey More
    85
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    A View To A Kill

    83
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    Garbage More
    81
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    Nancy Sinatra More
    76
  10. 10
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    Chris Cornell, David Arnold More
    75
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    Matt Monro More
    73
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    Tina Turner More
    73
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    Tom Jones More
    72
  14. 14
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    Lulu, John Barry More
    67
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    The Living Daylights

    65
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    Rita Coolidge More
    64
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    Louis Armstrong More
    64
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    Gladys Knight More
    60
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    Shirley Bassey More
    60
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    Sheryl Crow, Mitchell Froom More
    60
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    Alicia Keys & Jack White More
    57
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    Die Another Day

    Madonna More
    55
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    A View to a Kill (Main Titles)

    John Barry, Duran Duran More
    48
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    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    John Barry More
    43
  25. 25
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    Monty Norman Orchestra More
    42
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    Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass More
    37
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    John Barry More
    35
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    Never Say Never Again

    35
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    The Living Daylights

    A-ha More
    34
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    Sheryl Crow More
    32
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    Adele More
    32
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