James Bond music

The Music of James Bond – The Complete List


Year 1995
Composed by: Bono, The Edge
Performed by: Tina Turner
Movie: GoldenEye
James Bond: Pierce Brosnan
Tina Turner

After a six-year absence, James Bond came back with a refreshed concept. Pierce Brosnan was the new James Bond and everything was made at a super-production level. And that can be seen even from the themes.

The song performed by Tina Turner was not a great success at the moment of its release, but it’s the one that’s lasted through time.

Meanwhile, the music video techniques improved too:

The song was composed by Bono and The Edge, his colleague from U2. Bono was the first to perform it, until they decided to replace him with Tina Turner. What a difference that made!

Initially, the ending song was supposed to be written by Ace of Base. Although they did write the song, they eventually pulled away 1)The Music of James Bond” by Jon Burlingame, book published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Otherwise, the movie would have begun like this:

Still, the members of Ace of Base included the song in their album “Da Capo”, after it suffered a little change: “GoldenEye” became “Juvenile”. I bet you wouldn’t have noticed if I didn’t tell you!

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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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