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Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs

February 24th, 2013 2:07pm EST
Skyfall
The 2013 Oscars will feature a 50th Anniversary celebration of James Bond in the movies.

The tribute to tribute Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 will include a performance of a medley of Bond theme songs from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Adele.

Five of the six actors to portray James Bond on film will join the singers on stage.

Pierce Brosnan declined his invitation to participate, leaving Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig one Bond short.

Adele's theme for the 23rd film in the franchise, Skyfall, is nominated -- and is the frontrunner for -- the B...
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Lady Gaga To Record Next Bond Theme?

March 31st, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is reportedly in negotiations with movie bosses to record the next James Bond theme tune.

Film chiefs are said to be eager to land the Poker Face hit-maker to perform the lead track for the forthcoming 007 movie, which will be directed by Sam Mendes.

A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Bond bosses are all huge Gaga fans. Her sound and sense of drama make her the top choice. Gaga has the look as well as the voice to tackle a thundering ballad. She's a great songwriter too. This is perfect on every level."

Previous stars to record Bond themes include Shirley Bassey and Paul McC...
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Top 10 James Bond Opening Sequences

November 14th, 2008 3:04pm EST
Casino Royale
Opinions may vary about which Bond movie has the best villain (From Russia With Love), the best Bond girl (Dr. No) or the worst theme song (The Man With The Golden Gun), but one thing people can agree on is that the opening sequences have only gotten better over the years.

Here's a list of the best opening sequences of Bond films in honor of the 22nd 007 movie opening today:

10) Licence To Kill

The film opens with Bond in a tuxedo ready to get married, or is he? And there's a ruthless bad guy, Sanchez, played by Robert Davi. We know he's ruthless because he orders Benicio De...
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Watch Sheena Easton's 'For Your Eyes Only' From 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond'

November 11th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Quantum of Solace
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM's new James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, Capitol/EMI announced that an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond' was released on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.

Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only":

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films' memorable themes. 'Th...
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GetBack Bond Ratings: Who Is The Best 007 Ever?

November 3rd, 2008 10:48am EST
Quantum of Solace
With the release of Roger Moore's autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, and the upcoming Quantum Of Solace (the 22nd film in the Official James Bond franchise), we couldn't help but ponder: Who is the best 007 EVER? It goes without saying that he has to be an international man of mystery, a bad-ass crime solver, a babe magnet. Slick, suave, and seductive. But we have our own set of criteria for the best Bond. He must also:

1. Be a snazzy dresser.

2. Have a hot Bond girl.

3. Have a bitchin' ride.

4. Have a killer theme song.

5. Have a relaxing off-hours diversion.

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Chaka Khan: 'Funk This' In Stores September 25

July 31st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Chaka Khan
Say the name "Chaka" and most folks in the know instantly think of a woman who has made an indelible and lasting impression on the music scene of the past three decades. First, as the lead singer of the massively successful R&B, funk and pop band Rufus, then as a solo artist in her own right who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists (think Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Maysa among others). Like Aretha, like Joni, like Tina, a first name will do. For there's only one Chaka, woman of fire, possessed of a powerhouse, unforgettably distinctive trademark vocal style who ...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Divas" Features His Most Popular Songs Performed By Sarah Brightman, Madonna, Minnie Driver and More

September 27th, 2006 1:02pm EDT
Divas
The name Andrew Lloyd Webber is synonymous with Broadway magic. He is the brilliant composer behind some of the most successful musicals such as Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard to name a few. Now available for the first time anywhere, Divas is a collection of some of his best songs performed some of the biggest names in music including Sarah Brightman, Betty Buckley, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Patti Lupone, Madonna and Barbra Streisand among others. The compilation hit stores September 26 on Decca Broadway Records.

Andrew Lloyd Webbe...
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