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by Jason Gregory

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Duran Duran's James Bond Theme Voted Best Ever By Fans

In Gigwise survey...

 

Duran Duran's James Bond Theme Voted Best Ever By Fans

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Duran Duran's theme tune for the James Bond film A View To Kill has been voted the best ever by fans.

The song, which shared its title with the 1985 film, came top ahead of Shirley Bassey's 'Goldfinger' and 'Live and Let Die' by Paul McCartney & Wings in the Gigwise survey.

Carly Simon's 'Nobody Does It Better' – from The Spy Who Loved Me – was fourth, while  another of Bassey's Bond themes, 'Diamonds Are Forever', came in at five.

The James Bond theme has become one of the most coveted recording tasks of in all of film.

To see the full results to the poll CLICK HERE.

Sophisticated Cunning

Duran Duran were originally chosen to record the theme for A View To Kill – written in collaboration with composer John Barry - after bassist John Taylor approached director Cubby Broccoli at a party.

The track sees the band's trademark 80s electro collide with the lavish and sophisticated cunning found in many of the franchise's theme songs.

Other artists whose songs made the top-ten in the Gigwise survey included Nancy Sinatra and Tina Turner.

Meanwhile, Jack White and Alicia Keys' track for the new Bond movie Quantum of Solace rounded off the top-ten.

The song, entitled 'Another Way To Die', has already proved popular with Bond fans ahead of the movie's UK release tomorrow.

To see the full results to the poll CLICK HERE.

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