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February 25, 2021 JabberGuys Season 1 Episode 11
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Inside Rock
For Your Ears Only
Feb 25, 2021 Season 1 Episode 11
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The JabberGuys count down the James Bond movie theme songs from 1962 to 2021.  A special guest shares his insights into many of the theme song versions that were never released, and artists that were passed over

 The JabberGuys welcome their guest 'Oz'

1962 Dr. No - classic Bond theme music - John Barry/Monty Norman  

1963 From Russia With Love

1964 Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey

1965 Thunderball - Tom Jones
Johnny Cash version of Thunderball

1967 You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra (recommended by father Frank Sinatra who was offered the job first)

1969 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Instrumental by John Barry 
'We Have All The Time In The World' - Louis Armstrong - not used as main theme
George Lazenby as James Bond

 1971 Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey, 2nd time performing a Bond theme

1973 Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
First Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award

1975 The Man With The Golden Gun - Lulu
Other artists considered - Cat Stevens and Alice Cooper

 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me - Nobody Does It Better Performed by Carly Simon
Academy Award nomination - Best Song 
Ranked #67 on AFI’s best songs in film 

1979 Moonraker - Shirley Bassey is back for a third time

1981 For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
1st time singer appears in opening sequence
3rd time a Bond song Oscar nominated for Best Song

1983 Octopussy - All Time High  - Rita Coolidge
First to have an accompanying music video 

1985 A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
1st time Bond song charts to #1
Golden Globe Award - best song

 1987 The Living Daylights - A-ha
Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond

 1989 Licence To Kill - Gladys Knight
Longest Bond theme song at 5:15
Eric Clapton considered to perform the song 

1995 Golden Eye - Sung by Tina Turner
Pierce Brosnan debuts as James Bond

1997 Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
K.D. Lang sings Surrender - over the end credits

1999 The World Is Not Enough -  Garbage

2002 Die Another Day - Madonna
Pierce Brosnan's final appearance as 007

 2006 Casino Royale - 'You Know My Name' - Chris Cornell
Daniel Craig debuts as 007

2008 Quantum Of Solace - Another Way To Die - Jack White and Alicia Keys
1st duet to perform a Bond theme

2012 Skyfall - Adele
1st Academy Award win for Best Song

 2015 Spectre - Writings On The Wall - Sam Smith
2nd Academy Award win for Best Song
Radiohead version was rejected

 2021 No Time To Die - Billie Eilish

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Show Notes

The JabberGuys count down the James Bond movie theme songs from 1962 to 2021.  A special guest shares his insights into many of the theme song versions that were never released, and artists that were passed over

 The JabberGuys welcome their guest 'Oz'

1962 Dr. No - classic Bond theme music - John Barry/Monty Norman  

1963 From Russia With Love

1964 Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey

1965 Thunderball - Tom Jones
Johnny Cash version of Thunderball

1967 You Only Live Twice - Nancy Sinatra (recommended by father Frank Sinatra who was offered the job first)

1969 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Instrumental by John Barry 
'We Have All The Time In The World' - Louis Armstrong - not used as main theme
George Lazenby as James Bond

 1971 Diamonds Are Forever by Shirley Bassey, 2nd time performing a Bond theme

1973 Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney and Wings
First Bond theme song to be nominated for an Academy Award

1975 The Man With The Golden Gun - Lulu
Other artists considered - Cat Stevens and Alice Cooper

 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me - Nobody Does It Better Performed by Carly Simon
Academy Award nomination - Best Song 
Ranked #67 on AFI’s best songs in film 

1979 Moonraker - Shirley Bassey is back for a third time

1981 For Your Eyes Only - Sheena Easton
1st time singer appears in opening sequence
3rd time a Bond song Oscar nominated for Best Song

1983 Octopussy - All Time High  - Rita Coolidge
First to have an accompanying music video 

1985 A View To A Kill - Duran Duran
1st time Bond song charts to #1
Golden Globe Award - best song

 1987 The Living Daylights - A-ha
Timothy Dalton debuts as James Bond

 1989 Licence To Kill - Gladys Knight
Longest Bond theme song at 5:15
Eric Clapton considered to perform the song 

1995 Golden Eye - Sung by Tina Turner
Pierce Brosnan debuts as James Bond

1997 Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
K.D. Lang sings Surrender - over the end credits

1999 The World Is Not Enough -  Garbage

2002 Die Another Day - Madonna
Pierce Brosnan's final appearance as 007

 2006 Casino Royale - 'You Know My Name' - Chris Cornell
Daniel Craig debuts as 007

2008 Quantum Of Solace - Another Way To Die - Jack White and Alicia Keys
1st duet to perform a Bond theme

2012 Skyfall - Adele
1st Academy Award win for Best Song

 2015 Spectre - Writings On The Wall - Sam Smith
2nd Academy Award win for Best Song
Radiohead version was rejected

 2021 No Time To Die - Billie Eilish

Episode Playlist - Listen on SPOTIFY

Visit www.jabberguys.com to subscribe to our podcasts.

 Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

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