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 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall et al....yeah, yeah...now that that's out of the way, which songs sound like Bond songs but obviously aren't? Not counting songs from spoofs, parodies, and other secret agent franchises.

Couldn't find a topic like this (Thor?) so here's this one. smile

The first such song submitted for your approval (and something I mentioned in the Duran Duran John Barry Tribute thread):

Goodbye is Forever- by Arcadia

The 1985 Duran Duran offshoot group's most Bondian-sounding song. Even the title is something that might have been a James Bond film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   mike_paschke   (Member)

Good idea for a thread! May I suggest:


Salt Peter, by the early 2000's group Skindive. Totally sounds like a Bond song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jP4BGkeKeA


 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

You mean songs written for movies or songs in general, 'cause this one came right to mind:



Edit: The old video was taken down. One can only imagine what Bernstein would've done for a Bond movie, but this song (with Don Black lyrics, yet!) is a neat bit of speculation.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Maybe I'm the only one who feel this way, but I've always felt that John Williams' theme song for STORIA DI UNA DONNA sounds like it could have been a Bond song, as perfomed by Ornella Vanoni. Something about the dramatic intervals leaps, the major-minor changes etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   mike_paschke   (Member)

How is "Surrender" *not* a Bond song? It's on the soundtrack for pete's sake!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

How is "Surrender" *not* a Bond song? It's on the soundtrack for pete's sake!

I was half joking since it wasn't the main Bond song for the film. Sheryl Crow's far inferior (IMO) "Tomorrow Never Dies" was.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   mike_paschke   (Member)

Anyone have a link to directions on how to embed a video? I'm a dummy it seems.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Anyone have a link to directions on how to embed a video? I'm a dummy it seems.

Click the 'special code legend' on your lefthand side once you're in 'message-posting' modus.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Captain Future 2   (Member)

I allways felt that Summerwine / Lee Hazlewood; Nancy Sinatra had a James Bond vibe about it. This doesn't go for the lyrics but for the melody. Some of the chord progressions remind me of the James Bond theme.

Volker

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   mike_paschke   (Member)

Thanks! Had to take the 's' off the https linke :-/

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Matt B   (Member)

I always thought that "Gollum's Song" sounded like a Bond song on thorazine.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

The winning song from 2014's Eurovision Song Contest, 'Rise Like A Phoenix' performed by Conchita Wurst sounds Bond-like to me (seriously!)...

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Ivy Quaaino's Do you like what you see sounds like David Arnold wrote it

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

<--- a-ha did record a Bond song of course, however a subsequent song from 1988 'The Blood That Moves The Body' also fits the bill...

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Really enjoyed "Firewall" from the Reboot TV series, by Bob Buckley:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_903744xh8

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

'This Must Be The Place I've Waited Years To Leave' (originally written in 1986) has been rumoured to be a song Pet Shop Boys submitted for Bond, which was rejected...

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

I always thought that "Gollum's Song" sounded like a Bond song on thorazine.

That's just what I was going to say! That's what I thought the first time I heard it.

Gollum's Song from The Two Towers

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2015 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

A thread I started - it went nowhere - last September re: Crimes of Passion - Isabella Lundgren

See: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=106037&forumID=1&archive=0

and the song link (bottom right): http://www.fridandfrid.com/

Mitch

 
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