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RE: With you, at least as far as the theme goes...

I actually think Live and Let Die is one of the worst theme songs.

Possibly for the very reason you like it because it doesn't really fit. Bond theme songs often shoehorn the title into the lyrics.

Live and Let Die - had it not been a song associated in anyway to the Beatles/McCartney probably wouldn't be as revered. Had it been say created by Billy Veera and the Beaters - I doubt it gets ranked as highly as it does.

Carly Simon's Nobody Does it Better is one of the best because it fits James Bond the character but also fully stands on its own because it does not have to shoehorn "The Spy Who Loved Me" as a lyric. The line is actually in the song and it fits seamlessly.

I wasn't looking but somehow you found me
It tried to hide from your love light
But like Heaven above me
The spy who loved me
Is keeping all my secrets safe tonight

VS

But if this ever changing world in which we're living
Makes you give in and cry

Say live and let die
Live and let die
Live and let die
Live and let die

I guess I just find this song relatively lazy in comparison.


For your Eyes Only can stand on its own as a general love song but also fits being drawn to someone extra-special - James Bond to excite women.

Diamonds are Forever obviously works directly to the title of the film and serves a reminder to all the women who will used and tossed away by Bond.

Diamonds are forever,
Sparkling round my little finger.
Unlike men, the diamonds linger;



Because Bond won't linger.


They won't leave in the night,
I've no fear that they might desert me.

.../...

For what good will love do me?
Diamonds never lie to me,
For when love's gone,
They'll lustre on.


Suits Bond to a tee. And basically works as a warning Ballad for anyone who date "Players".


I think the songs should fit the movie and if the title of the song is going to be prominent it should not stick out awkwardly, which is why You Only Live Twice" doesn't make my top 5. (though 6).

I suppose it comes down to what drives you to like a song. Music/Lyrics




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