James Bond music

The Music of James Bond – The Complete List


Year 1964
Composed by: John Barry, Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley
Performed by: Shirley Bassey
Movie: Goldfinger
James Bond: Sean Connery
Shirley Bassey

The soundtrack composed by John Barry for “Goldfinger” propelled the James Bond movies into high society. It received its first Grammy nomination, for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show. It stayed in the Billboard 200 chart for 70 weeks, even reaching number one.

The “Goldfinger” song is the first collaboration with the famous singer Shirley Bassey, who was en vogue then. She was to become a recurrent musical presence for the Agent 007 movies.

The first version of “Goldfinger” was recorded by Anthony Newly. But then they thought it was worth a better interpretation. It’s really interesting how the memorable song was changed.

Related post:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Ludwig van Beethoven
What Classical Composers Would Have Been Great Rockstars?
A surprising series of re-orchestrations that were originally classic songs, in heavy metal style

Article written exclusively for Miratico by Velea. Lucian Velea
Lucian Velea is the founder of the website Miratico and has been a fan of the James Bond movies ever since he saw "Octopussy".

Did you like it? Now it’s your turn. You’ll make us very happy if you share this article with your friends:

And don’t forget to let us know what you think – we are really interested in your thoughts on this!

Which is your favourite James Bond song?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *