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Monday, October 01, 2012

Adele's "Skyfall" James Bond Theme Song To Premiere This Week

Dame Adele's (she's not a Dame yet, but fuck it) Skyfall James Bond theme song is set to premiere this week, on Thursday, October 4 at 7:07 p.m. EST. And given that it's going to be made available on iTunes immediately after, I'm going to wager that this will prove to be the biggest Bond theme in ages.

The last one to chart in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 was Madonna's "Die Another Die," back in 2002. And the last one to top the chart was Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill" in 1986.

According to a press release, Adele co-wrote "Skyfall" with Paul Epworth, who produced the song. It was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London with a 77-piece orchestra.

She noted the following:

“I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.  But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I've never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I'm 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I'm sure!”
Meanwhile, Chart Rigger sidekick Moogaboo compiled the 10 Best James Bond Theme Songs, which you can read over at Idolator.


  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    The clip is decent but I can't say it holds a candle to songs such as "Golden Eye", "License To Kill, or "A view to a kill".


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