Awesome Music / James Bond

    James Bond theme 

    EON Films 
From Russia with Love


  • And nothing quite "strikes like THUNDERRRRRRRR.....BAALLLL!!!!" [faint]

You Only Live Twice

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Diamonds Are Forever

The Man with the Golden Gun
  • Lulu's theme is fun and energetic. (Even if John Barry himself regarded it as his biggest Old Shame among Bond themes.)

The Spy Who Loved Me


For Your Eyes Only

A View to a Kill
  • "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran, to date, the only Bond theme to make it to #1 on the Billboard charts. This cover of "A View to a Kill" by the Northern Kings has to be heard to be believed.
  • A View to a Kill might not be the best Bond movie but it has some of John Barry's best cues like "He's Dangerous" which mixes his trademark Bond bombast with an electric guitar.

The Living Daylights

Licence to Kill

  • Say what you will about Eric Serra's score, but there is no denying that Tina Turner's theme is fantastic, helped in no small part by having Bono and The Edge write it for her. To this day, it remains a concert staple of hers. Bonus points for being the only Bond theme that's actually about spying.
  • The Overture with ominous Soviet choirs.

Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Sheryl Crow's theme may not be very "Bond like", but it is nevertheless an enjoyable song.
  • K.d. lang's closing song "Surrender" is just over-the-top spectacular.

The World Is Not Enough

Die Another Day

Casino Royale (2006)

Quantum of Solace
  • If the title song doesn't suit your fancy, there's always "Night at the Opera", a low-key, but utterly brilliant bit of spy music.
  • "Time to Get Out", the music for the opening car chase, starts off slowly and build into an insanely badass version of the Bond theme. But it really kicks into high gear at 2:15, where, according to the music, Bond has joined forces with The Terminator in the cause of awesome.
  • The absolutely beautiful "Talamone".
  • Bond + Tosca = Awesome Sauce.


  • "Writing's On The Wall", by Sam Smith, is both epic and melancholic.
  • Radiohead's rejected first draft song, "Spectre." Despite not being used, it's a pretty great, haunting song on it's own.
  • The awesome car chase music (Backfire) and the last third of Detonation both feature awesome, powerful quotations of the Bond theme, until they start reusing Skyfall music.


    Video games 
James Bond Jr.
  • A fairly obscure (but nonetheless excellent) one—James Bond Jr. for the NES. Not necessarily the best platformer, but dear GOD.

GoldenEye (1997)
  • The Latin flavoured Aztec.
  • The pulse-pounding Cradle.
  • The creepy Statue Park.
  • The epic Depot and Train themes.
  • The fast paced action level Silo, which was pretty catchy at first, but add a bit of remix to it, and it goes up to 12!
  • The one in the Byelomorye Dam. Seriously, don't say that doesn't tense up your nerves!
  • Runway is one of the most underrated tracks in the game, setting the tone for a thrilling escape nicely, as well as getting you for the next level... Severnaya Surface. Actually one of the most famous tracks. It's very beautiful.
  • And now the guy who put Metal Gear Solid in orchestral form did the same thing with Goldeneye. It's called Goldeneye N64 Orchestrated, and it is awesome.


Everything or Nothing
  • Everything or Nothing had a soundtrack composed by Sean Callery, which should tell you all you need to know. But if that isn't enough, it also features a truly sexy jazz version of the main theme by Mya. Hot.

Blood Stone


Alternative Title(s): Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majestys Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence To Kill, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day