MUSIC WEEKLY ROUND UP (WEEK 102)
Very few film franchises have the appeal of James Bond. There is a magic about Bond movies and unlike any other franchise each film; over twenty of them during a fifty year period, is remembered for individual theme songs, generally sung by established ‘artists of the day’. On Radio 1’s morning breakfast show, last week, Sam Smith revealed the latest offering to the world. "It takes a few listens," he explained, before you can fully appreciate ‘The Writing's on the Wall,’ the theme for the new film, ‘Spectre’. Reaction on social media to Sam Smith’s offering has been divided. However, the proof will be if the song reaches number one in the Official Album chart and all indications show that it is destined to do just that. As it is 53 years since the first Bond film, we thought it would be a good time to look back at Bond themes and choose our best and worst; ask for your favourites, and test your Bond theme knowledge.