To start off my collection of posts on the James Bond Songs I'm going straight into the first Bond Song, which also happens to be the James Bond Theme. In 1962 Dr No was released, the first James Bond film, which featured the first Bond Song. The James Bond Theme is known throughout the world. The catchy and memorable notes and rhythm make this the most famous theme in the world. The James Bond theme was composed by Monty Norman, who had previously worked on Broadway musicals, and it was composed by John Barry who went on to compose the scores for 11 James Bond films. when making the title sequence, a song was composed to accompany it. Monty Norman, the composer of the theme recalled the themes roots lay in a piece of music titled 'Bad Sign, Good Sign', taken from an abandoned musical he had written in 1959. (taken from Some Kind Of Hero, by Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury.) The James Bond theme is now used in every Bond film meaning its defiantly earned its place in cinema history. They wanted a song to be a trade mark of their series and its definitely stood the test of time. The original theme was used up until 2006, when a new one was created for Casino Royale, when the whole series was re - booted. The new theme is just a modern more dramatic version of the original and was crafted by David Arnold and Nicholas Dodd.
The first video is the original theme and title sequence and below it is the most recent one.
The next bond song I will write about is From Russia With Love, which I will do a bigger post about as I feel I can into more depth about I.
Hope this short post introuducing you to the long history of bond music is enjoyable.
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