OPENING-TITLES SONGS AND THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

When Duran Duran’s title song for A View to a Kill hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 in July 1985, it was the first time a James Bond song hit the number one spot. Here’s the record thus far of the Bond songs that have made the Top 100 singles chart:

Artist
Song
Highest No. On Top 100
Duran Duran “A View to a Kill” (1985) No. 1
Paul McCartney and Wings “Live and Let Die” (1973) No. 2
Carly Simon “Nobody Does It Better” from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) No. 2
Sheena Easton “For Your Eyes Only” (1981) No. 4
Shirley Bassey “Goldfinger” (1964) No. 8
Madonna “Die Another Day” (2002) No. 8
Adele “Skyfall” (2012) No. 8
Billie Eilish “No Time To Die” (2020) No. 16
Dusty Springfield “The Look of Love” from Casino Royale (1967) No. 22
Tom Jones “Thunderball” (1965) No. 25
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass “Casino Royale” (1967) No. 27
Rita Coolidge “All Time High” (1983) from Octopussy No. 36
Nancy Sinatra “You Only Live Twice” (1967) No. 44
Shirley Bassey “Diamonds are Forever” No. 57
Sam Smith “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre (1967) No. 71
Chris Cornell “You Know My Name” from Casino Royale (2006 No. 79

 

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