James Bond songs by British artists

Adele is the latest British artist to deliver a James Bond theme song with “Skyfall,” for the film of the same name and the third to star Daniel Craig. The song was written with her longtime producer-collaborator Paul Epworth, the team behind 2010’s smash “Rolling in the Deep.” She joins a long and distinguished list of acts to perform Bond songs. Click on the images below for a sampling of them. Full story

'James Bond Theme'


Composed by Monty Norman and performed by John Barry Orchestra, this is the quintessential Bond theme from the first Bond film, "Dr. No," starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress. It features the unmistakable surf guitar riff.

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Welsh singer Shirley Bassey delivered her first of three Bond theme songs with this tune penned by Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley and John Barry. She would also sing "Diamonds Are Forever" (by John Barry and Don Black) for the 1971 film and "Moonraker" (John Barry and Hal David) for the 1979 film.

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'Live and Let Die'


Paul McCartney & Wings recorded this centerpiece to the "Live and Let Die" soundtrack, while George Martin composed the film score. Paul and Linda McCartney are credited with creating the song.

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'A View to a Kill'


After a string of Bond songs performed by female singers such as Carly Simon, Sheena Easton and Rita Coolidge, "A View to a Kill" went with the hot British boy band Duran Duran. John Barry and the group wrote the song, the only Bond theme to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

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