What is the best ever James Bond theme tune?

From Russia With Love to Skyfall, and everything in between - hear all the Bond title songs then vote for your favourite


The first major trailer for new 007 film Spectre features a musical tribute to a classic Bond theme, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Meanwhile, director Sam Mendes says the new title song is already in the can, and we’re just waiting to find out who actually performs it (Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith and Radiohead are, apparently, in the running).


So in this climate of Bond-theme excitement, we thought it was the perfect time to ask you which is the best 007 opening song of all time. You can listen to all 23 candidates below (and relive those iconic opening credits once again) then vote for your favourite in the poll at the bottom.


Carry on 007…

From Russia with Love – Matt Munro

Goldfinger – Shirley Bassey

Thunderball – Tom Jones

You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – John Barry

Diamonds Are Forever – Shirley Bassey

Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings

The Man with the Golden Gun – Lulu

Nobody Does it Better – Carly Simon (The Spy Who Loved Me)

Moonraker – Shirley Bassey

For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton

All Time High – Rita Coolidge (Octopussy)

Never Say Never Again – Lani Hall

A View To a Kill – Duran Duran

The Living Daylights – A-ha

Licence to Kill – Gladys Knight

GoldenEye – Tina Turner

Tomorrow Never Dies – Sheryl Crow

The World Is Not Enough – Garbage

Die Another Day – Madonna

You Know My Name – Chris Cornell (Casino Royale)

Another Way To Die – Alicia Keys and Jack White (Quantum of Solace)

Skyfall – Adele