The songs attached to James Bond films always seem to have some kind of musical magic.
I think of those songs as huge hits. And, in truth, many were.
So I’m a bit surprised to hear that Sam Smith’s new track – “Writing’s On The Wall” – for the upcoming James Bond flick Spectre is the first-ever Bond theme to reach #1 the British pop singles chart.
Surprisingly, Adele’s “Skyfall” and Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill” both topped out at #2 in the UK.
According to JoeMyGod, seven James Bond theme songs have charted in the US top ten:
Duran Duran’s “A View To A Kill” is the only #1. (The only #1???)
Paul McCartney & Wings and Carly Simon both reached #2 with “Live And Let Die” and “Nobody Does It Better,” respectively.
Sheena Easton peaked at #4 with “For Your Eyes Only.”
All landing at #8 were Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger,” Madonna’s “Die Another Day, “and Adele’s “Skyfall.”