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Top 10 James Bond themes

The Straits Times looks at the British spy franchise's music through the decades

Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
James Bond Theme; John Barry & OrchestraPHOTO: CAMERA PRESS
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
Goldfinger; Shirley BasseyTNP FILE PHOTO
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
Live And Let Die; Paul McCartney and WingsPHOTO: PAULMCCARTNEY/ INSTAGRAM
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
Nobody Does It Better; Carly SimonPHOTO: REUTERS
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
A View To A Kill; Duran DuranST FILE PHOTO
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
The Living Daylights; A-haPHOTO: WARNER MUSIC
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
GoldenEye; Tina TurnerTNP FILE PHOTO
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
The World Is Not Enough; GarbagePHOTO: GARBAGE/ INSTAGRAM
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
Die Another Day; MadonnaPHOTO: MGM EON
Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish at the Brit Awards in London earlier this month, where she performed the latest James Bond theme.
Skyfall; AdelePHOTO: WARNER MUSIC

The latest James Bond theme, No Time To Die, is sung by 18-year-old Billie Eilish, one of the modern pop world's biggest stars.

In the past week, the song has reportedly set a record as the James Bond theme with the biggest opening week of all time in the British charts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2020, with the headline 'Top 10 James Bond themes'. Subscribe