New Bond Movie Theme Song Harkens Back To Classic James Bond

Skyfall, the next James Bond movie, comes out next month, and they’ve just released the title song which seems like a harkening back to the classic Bond theme songs of the past:

And here’s the trailer for the movie itself:

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  1. sam says:

    You’re right. Reminds me of the great John Barry scores and the inimitable Shirley Bassey.

  2. I had the same thought!

  3. JoshB says:

    Adele is a natural fit for a Bond theme. Love it.

  4. CSK says:

    Amazingly like Barry/Bassey. I wonder if that was a deliberate harkening back to the Connery days?

  5. Tim says:

    It. Just. Fits!

  6. @CSK:

    It may well be. The Craig era started with Casino Royale which was, in many respects, a rebooting of the Bond story.

  7. Mr. Replica says:

    @Doug Mataconis:

    Casino Royale reboot also had one of the better Bond songs in the last 20 years, IMO
    You Know My Name.

    I’ve never listened to Adele before this song, and honestly it didn’t really stand out in my head. I have only listened to it once, but maybe after a few more times I will start to appreciate it more.

  8. Hal 10000 says:

    I was disappointed with Quantum of Solace, but have hopes for Skyfall. This does give me some hope. As you noted, Adele sounds almost eerily like Bassey. And I often find that the quality of the theme song tracks the quality of the movie. Not perfectly, but usually pretty well.

  9. Lygeia9 says:

    I think the song is absolutely gorgeous! I listened to it twice, and the second time was just as riveting as the first.

  10. Janis Gore says:

    So nobody is saying anything about the actor?

    He looks intriguing to me. Ahem.