James Bond music

The Music of James Bond – The Complete List

The Man with the Golden Gun

Year 1974
Composed by: John Barry, Don Black
Performed by: Lulu
Movie: The Man with the Golden Gun
James Bond: Roger Moore

The song was written and recorded in less than three weeks, due to the tight schedule of the movie production. John Barry believes it to be the worst song he has ever written. The critics didn’t spare him, considering the song was full of indecent insinuations and sounded ridiculous.

But since when have such “trifles” stopped a song from being successful? It reached 11th place on the British chart:

Can you imagine a James Bond movie beginning with an Alice Cooper song? It could have been possible for “The Man with the Golden Gun”. It all seemed to go in the right direction. But the song didn’t get the green light from the producers 1)The Music of James Bond” by Jon Burlingame, book published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Anyway, it was surprisingly “weak”:

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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".


1 The Music of James Bond” by Jon Burlingame, book published by Oxford University Press in 2012

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