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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Countdown to Skyfall - Macca tops Bond song poll

"Live and Let Die" has been voted the greatest James Bond theme. Sir Paul McCartney's song, recorded with his vanity band Wings, topped a poll of BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 2 listeners.

The theme song from the 1973 film of the same name pulled in more than a quarter of the votes.
Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better" from The Spy Who Loved Me was runner-up, while Dame Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" came third.

The poll was held to mark 50 years since 007 first appeared on cinema screens, with Sean Connery as Bond in Dr No.

Personally I would place We Have All the Time in the World, in the top spot but I suppose Live and Let Die is a worthy winner - not only does it contain all the excitement and action of a Bond movie in a few minutes, but it's also a great rock song in itself and of course it's by Paul McCartney, a true musical genius who for some strange reason  is viewed by many as about as credible as an Amazon book review.  

Of course Live and Let Die was a great movie which introduced us to the Moore era - a much maligned but actually quite excellent period in the history of the long running series. Nobody did it better than old Rog, you know.

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