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Skyfall soundtrack without Adele breaks James Bond franchise record
Metro UK ^

Posted on 11/17/2012 6:11:57 PM PST by Perdogg

It debuted at number 100 in the Billboard 200 chart, the highest position that a Bond soundtrack has reached since A View to a Kill was ranked 38 in the summer of 1985.

The soundtrack is the most successful in the franchise for more than 20 years (Getty)

This is perhaps even more surprising given that Adele's single Skyfall, which one would expect to be featured on the album, is not included, even though it debuted at 8 in the charts when it was released last week.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; skyfall; top10
I found the soundtrack disappointing. I know Thomas Newmann is no John Barry, but I expected more. Dave Arnold did a good job with the last soundtrack.
1 posted on 11/17/2012 6:12:04 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: GSP.FAN; Guenevere; SJSAMPLE; Larry Lucido; fieldmarshaldj; Clemenza; Impy; archivist007; ...

This is not about the theme, but the actual soundtrack.


2 posted on 11/17/2012 6:13:16 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

**It debuted at number 100 in the Billboard 200 chart,***

There is still a BILLBOARD chart? I haven’t listened to new pop music (if it can still be called that) in 20 years.


3 posted on 11/17/2012 6:18:53 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Iron Maiden’s latest album reached 3rd place on that chart in 2010.


4 posted on 11/17/2012 6:30:01 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: Perdogg

I found the movie disappointing. The theme song was the best part.


5 posted on 11/17/2012 6:38:33 PM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: Perdogg
A VERY music knowledgeable guy I work with at the radio station and I were talking about this the other day. Giving that Shirley Bassey set the standard for Bond themes this one is up there.

My personal favs (in no order) are Sinatra - You Only Live Twice, Simon - Nobody Does it Better, Bassey - Diamonds Are Forever, Easton - For Your Eyes Only and Coolidge - All Time High. Surprisingly I kinda like that one Garbage did...ummm... World is Not Enough.

Adele and Skyfall is way up there. Better than the movie until I watch it. When is it out on BluRay?, LOL!

6 posted on 11/17/2012 6:41:00 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethetr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

Live and Let Die, nothing else comes close.


7 posted on 11/17/2012 6:42:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

I won’t see it until it is on TV.

I always thought Shirley Bassey (not sure how you spell that last name) did a great theme song for “Goldfinger”.


8 posted on 11/17/2012 6:42:44 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: prisoner6

My favorite is “You Only Live Twice”
Here is a vid of the opening sequence in HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aufH98vkyg


9 posted on 11/17/2012 6:51:06 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: dfwgator
It was a good song but tainted by McCartney and Wings. At least for me.

BTW how many Bond themes had male vocalists? Matt Monro and Tom Jones come to mind...there were at least a couple of others but I'm too lazy to go look.

10 posted on 11/17/2012 6:52:54 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethetr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Perdogg

Overbearing, irritating, unimaginative, uninspired, repetitive, amateurish Casio keyboard, drum machine crap.

All the wrong sound cues in the wrong places.

More a reflection on the producers than a no-talent film “composer” who is way out of his league.

Bondesque music doesn’t have to be overly complex to have impact.. http://youtu.be/FqWfELvu8t0


11 posted on 11/17/2012 6:54:32 PM PST by wolficatZ (Sat on their butts election day? Traitors, every one of 'em.)
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To: Perdogg

Is the movie good?


12 posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:36 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Perdogg

I love James Bond movies. With the exception of View to a Kill I can’t stand the themes as most of them sound alike and sound so cheesy. But whatever floats your boat ...


13 posted on 11/17/2012 7:00:06 PM PST by plain talk
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To: wolficatZ
THIS GAL

should do a Bond theme! Yup she's a hipster but she has ....something.....

14 posted on 11/17/2012 7:09:51 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethetr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I am here at the theare now waiting for the1105pm showing


15 posted on 11/17/2012 7:22:18 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Are you at the iMax?


16 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:09 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: prisoner6

“There were at least a couple of others but I’m too lazy to go look.”

Chris Cornell sung “You Know My Name” ... the title song for Casion Royale. “Live and Let Die” ... Paul McCartney. “A View to a Kill” by Duran Duran .... and “The Living Daylights” by aHa ... they should be the only others sung by a male ... Louis Armstrong sung “We Have All the Time in the World” which was sort of a theme song for “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” ... that wasnt used in the title sequence though ... Matt Monroe singing From Russia With Love wasnt used in the title sequence either though the song was in the background in one scene.

Skyfall was lame .... big disappointment :( .


17 posted on 11/17/2012 7:25:49 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: plain talk

This is about sound tracks


18 posted on 11/17/2012 7:26:09 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: HokieMom

I am at the one near the govt center


19 posted on 11/17/2012 7:28:14 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Yup and to that end John Barry probably owns it.


20 posted on 11/17/2012 7:30:03 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethetr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Perdogg
it's been playing online almost nonstop for ~week now... i've seen it three times and is definitely one of the better Bond's
21 posted on 11/17/2012 7:34:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Perdogg

Report back please!


22 posted on 11/17/2012 7:37:03 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Witty saying goes here...)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Review will be posted.


23 posted on 11/17/2012 7:40:25 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Hope you like it! I loved it.


24 posted on 11/17/2012 7:41:18 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Perdogg

One of the best Bond songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfc9GLxlhEw


25 posted on 11/17/2012 7:54:55 PM PST by jaz.357 ( *Luke 6:43-45* Twas Ever Thus!)
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To: prisoner6

I’ve spun Bassey’s “Goldfinger” on the turntable many times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy_PJODH3p0


26 posted on 11/17/2012 8:06:12 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Perdogg

I liked the Duran Duran song for A view to a Kill. It was only ranked 38? You could hear every hour when the movie came out.

Bon, Simon, Le Bon.


27 posted on 11/17/2012 8:07:29 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Perdogg

PLEASE let it be a good Bond flick! The trailer looks good, Adele is great..I want SO MUCH to want to see it!


28 posted on 11/17/2012 8:10:00 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution togethetr as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Lx

I liked it too, that classic Bernard Edwards/Nile Rodgers sound.


29 posted on 11/17/2012 8:12:11 PM PST by dfwgator
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What is it with these guys leaving the main title song off the soundtrack album again? That pisses me off.

If you have not seen Skyfall--do it now!

As for Shirley Bassey, you all need to go to Youtube and see her cover of Pink's "Get the Party Started." It's awesome.

30 posted on 11/17/2012 9:07:57 PM PST by Lysandru
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I loved the Jack White/Alicia Keyes song “another way to die” that was done for Quantum of Solace. The first time I heard it on the radio I said to hubby “it sounds like a James Bond song” and he said “that’s because that’s what it is”.

“Live and Let Die” has always annoyed me because of the line “the ever changing world in which we live in” I don’t know why that second “in” is there, it’s not even needed for the rhyme.


31 posted on 11/18/2012 3:06:37 AM PST by jocon307
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To: prisoner6
Something she has ~ A nickel bag perhaps?

Empty!

32 posted on 11/18/2012 7:22:03 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: prisoner6

Louis Armstrong,Wings,Aha,Jack White,Duran Duran.Chris Cornell..


33 posted on 11/18/2012 7:47:04 AM PST by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: jaz.357

And one of the best Bond them song lampoons...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7KMMxAQp8I


34 posted on 11/18/2012 8:09:11 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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