007 fans can hardly wait for the new James Bond movie later this year. Rumors are abounding over the title song – which has already been recorded. DW looks at previous theme song hits. They’re tough acts to follow.
On Tuesday (28.07.2015), singer Ellie Goulding posted a photo on Instagram of her leaving the famous Abbey Road Studios in London. Her comment: “It’s a wrap.” The enigmatic post has sparked a frenzy of speculation: Could she have recorded the new theme song to the upcoming James Bond film, “Spectre,” due to premiere in late October 2015?
Feeding the rumors is a tweet Goulding posted on July 9 with a clear reference the 1973 Bond film.
“Spectre” features Daniel Craig as super spy 007 and will hit cinemas around the world on November 6.
Apart from Goulding, chart-topping UK artists Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are also considered possible candidates for the title song.
Click through the gallery above for some of the most memorable Bond theme songs over the decades. The original theme from the first 007 film, “Dr. No” (1962), was performed by John Barry & Orchestra and contained no lyrics. Since then, however, superstars ranging from Madonna to Adele have written and performed the numbers – which have become international hits independent of the films.
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