For any singer, recording the theme song to a James Bond film is an honor. Back in 1967, Nancy Sinatra crooned her way through a sultry “You Only Live Twice.” In 1977, Carley Simon sang “Nobody Does It Better” for The Spy Who Loved Me. And Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds are Forever,” is perhaps considered the most popular Bond theme song. In 2009, Jay-Z and Kanye West released their rendition of Bassey’s classic song titled “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”.
Everything’s set in place for Skyfall’s November 9th release. There’s Daniel Craig, amazing action and locations, new vehicles, and the Bond women played by Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris. The last piece of the puzzle remains the song — a signature end to every great Bond film. In the perfect scenario, Adele will indeed belt her way through the next James Bond theme song in Skyfall.
Adele Teams Up with James Bond
Back in April of this year Adele hinted towards an end-of-the-year single and speculation began. The singer couldn’t possible be releasing another album, as 21 had been released back in January of last year. In short, the album was still sitting at the top of the charts. The only other solution was that Adele was heading back to the studio to record a single for a soundtrack.
According to several reports Adele, who’s expecting soon, recorded the theme song for Skyfall at Abbey Road Studios, the same studio where composer Thomas Newman is working hard on the soundtrack. Her reps have yet to confirm her involvement, but she nearly spilled the beans on The Jonathon Ross Show. Check out the video below: (Fast-forward to 6:01)
Back in June of this year, Chris Cornell, who performed “You Know My Name”, the theme song for Casino Royale told the press that the British Pop star would be a great fit for a bond theme:
“She’s phenomenal and it’s nice, in a day and age where so many vocals are fixed by computers, that the biggest album of last year was somebody who sings for real. I would hate to see music become more mechanistic and less human, so her success has been great.”
Adele will join the ranks of Sir Paul McCartney, Duran Duran, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, and Madonna as they’ve all recorded songs for a Bond film. Do you think Adele’s the right fit for the Skyfall soundtrack? Let us know in the comment box below.