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.
- Introduction + James Bond theme
- 1962: Kingston Calypso (Dr. No)
- 1963: James Bond Is Back / From Russia with Love / James Bond Theme
- 1964: Goldfinger
- 1965: Thunderball
- 1967: You Only Live Twice
- 1969: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- 1971: Diamonds Are Forever
- 1973: Live and Let Die
- 1974: The Man with the Golden Gun
- 1977: Nobody Does It Better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
- 1979: Moonraker
- 1981: For Your Eyes Only
- 1983: All Time High (Octopussy)
- 1985: A View to a Kill
- 1987: The Living Daylights
- 1989: Licence to Kill
- 1995: GoldenEye
- 1997: Tomorrow Never Dies
- 1999: The World Is Not Enough
- 2002: Die Another Day
- 2006: You Know My Name (Casino Royale)
- 2008: Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace)
- 2012: Skyfall
- 2015: Writing's on the Wall (Spectre)
A surprising series of re-orchestrations that were originally classic songs, in heavy metal style
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