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52 years of 007 and we've been able to enjoy some of his best and worst moments all around. From the funny names of the women he meets to the cars he drives to, yes, the theme songs that play at the beginning, Bond is as classic as the invention of the sandwich.


But here's something I've been looking into lately...theme songs written for the movies but not used for one reason or another, be it studio demands or name recognition for marketing. So to raise awareness for the singers who got the short end of the straw, here are the songs that weren't used.


1967 - You Only Live Twice - Lorraine Chandler

I've gone on record before in saying that I don't like this song. The orchestration sounds nice enough, with that one instrument that sounds like a kazoo being played that always takes me out of the song, but Nancy Sinatra sounds lovely that I can see why it's often regarded as the best Bond Song.

But did you know Nancy was just a contingency plan?

Yep, she was chosen as plan B for composer John Barry, and Plan A?

Not sure how I feel about this one. I sort of prefer the song during the verses than I do during the chorus, is that weird?

You know what's also weird? Roald Dahl wrote the screenplay for "You Only Live Twice." Learn something new everyday huh?


1974 - The Man with the Golden Gun - Alice Cooper

HOW DID THIS NOT GET SELECTED?!?!?

As much as I hold Lulu's version a guilty pleasure, but hot damn, this version just blows Lulu's version out of the water. Plus, Alice is a better singer than Lulu, at least Alice Cooper doesn't blow it on the last note of the song. 

Even though Alice himself hated the song, I personally find it more enjoyable than the version the movie actually went with.


1981 - For Your Eyes Only - Blondie

I'll admit, this song isn't very good, but I never enjoyed the actual song the movie went with...or the movie itself for that matter...but take a listen, this is Blondie's version

And here's Sheena Easton's version

Actually, I think i can see why MGM went with Bill Conti's version. At least you can tell what Sheena is saying, I have no clue what Blondie is saying.

But I could imagine worst bands to perform the theme song in the 1980s...

Poison, WASP, Toni Basil, Wham!, Starship anyone? No? Good.


1997 - Surrender - k.d. Lang.

This song, more than any other on this list was the biggest robbing of the theme spot I have ever seen. I mean, listen to this!

Holy sh*t man! How did MGM go from this to this?

I can only speculate that Sheryl Crowe was chosen because of name recognition alone to sell the movie. What a big f*cking rip for k.d. Lang, who really puts more emphasis in her voice than Sheryl does.

But that's not why this makes the list, it's insulting because you can hear this song in the movie.

Over the end credits. That part of the movie that nobody stays for in a movie.

That makes me very, very angry.


2012 - Supremacy - Muse

This one is sorta cheating as Muse were not even approached to do the theme for "Skyfall," but at the time, the single was interpreted by fans as being a rejected 007 theme because of it's similarities to a movie that wasn't out yet. Soon enough, Muse fans began to petition putting the song into the opening theme even though it was already common knowledge around that time that Adele was writing the theme song.

Even though the fans feuded, the band members of Muse and Adele were cool about the mix up and wished each other good health for both their work. So there was nothing really criminal here, but I felt it was worth sharing music to get an opinion on what you the readers think would have worked.

Muse's song:

Adele's song:

You can see why the decision was pretty tough...

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Me? Well, to be frank; I'm just an 21 year old film-making student who is hoping to learn the arts of the trade so I can create and receive an Academy Award for making a film that will make you all think.

I am 21 years old and I have a few student films under my belt, very little experience but I'd be damned if I didn't tell you I am an incredibly bright person who wants to offer the world something unique and something that isn't tired and cliched.

I have Autism but I am a very high-functioning person who uses his disability as a gift even when there are days it feels like a curse.

I enjoy playing video games, watching movies with a good well-written story with great actors and good music, reading good books when I feel like it and otherwise trying to motivate myself to actually do some damn work around here.

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This is my 100 Films/100 parodies challenge. These are all the films I have or have to parody. Follow the links to the ones availble if you want to know what I did for that film:
100. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) = fav.me/d33l7jn
99. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
98. Unforgiven (1992) = fav.me/d2avu12
97. Bringing Up Baby (1938) =
96. The Searchers (1956) =
95. Pulp Fiction (1994) = fav.me/d1irc2u
94. Goodfellas (1990) =
93. The Apartment (1960)
92. A Place in the Sun (1951)
91. My Fair Lady (1964)
90. The Jazz Singer (1927) =
89. Patton (1970)
88. Easy Rider (1969) =
87. Frankenstein (1931) = fav.me/d2bhbv0
86. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
85. Duck Soup (1933) =
84. Fargo (1996)
83. Platoon (1986) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Pla…
82. Giant (1956)
81. Modern Times (1936) =
80. The Wild Bunch (1969) =
79. The Deer Hunter (1978)
78. Rocky (1976)
77. American Graffiti (1973)
76. City Lights (1931) =
75. Dances with Wolves (1990) = fav.me/d36mp7w
74. The Gold Rush (1925) =
73. Wuthering Heights (1939)
72. Ben-Hur (1959)
71. Forrest Gump (1994) = fav.me/d2eelfp
70. The French Connection (1971) =
69. Shane (1953) = fav.me/d34zv1g
68. An American in Paris (1951)
67. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
66. Network (1976) = fav.me/d326vkr
65. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) =
64. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
63. Stagecoach (1939) =
62. Tootsie (1982)
61. Vertigo (1958) =
60. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) = fav.me/d251v3w
59. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) =
58. Fantasia (1940) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Fan…
57. The Third Man (1949) = fav.me/d3a0siz
56. M.A.S.H. (1970)
55. The Sound of Music (1965) = fav.me/d33lgqw
54. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) =
53. Amadeus (1984) = fav.me/d2arna2
52. From Here to Eternity (1953)
51. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
50. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) =
49. Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (1937) = Volts48.deviantart.com/art/Sno…
48. Jaws (1975) = fav.me/d2z3e2s
47. Taxi Driver (1976) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Tax…
46. A Clockwork Orange (1971) =
45. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
44. The Birth of a Nation (1915) =
43. King Kong (1933) = fav.me/d36ca6o
42. Rear Window (1954) = fav.me/d2xi2ds
41. West Side Story (1961) =
40. North by Northwest (1959) =
39. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
38. Double Indemnity (1944)
37. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
36. Midnight Cowboy (1969) =
35. It Happened One Night (1934) =
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) = fav.me/d36lcko
33. High Noon (1952)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974) =
31. Annie Hall (1977) =
30. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) =
29. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) =
28. Apocalypse Now (1979) = fav.me/d4mrzq5
27. Bonnie and Clyde (1967) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Bon…
26. Dr. Strangelove (1963) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/Dr-…
25. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
24. Raging Bull (1980) =
23. The Maltese Falcon (1941) =
22. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) =
21. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
20. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/May…
19. Chinatown (1974) = fav.me/d5c5khm
18. Psycho (1960) =
17. The African Queen (1951) =
16. All About Eve (1950)
15. Star Wars (1977) =
14. Some Like it Hot (1959) =
13. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
11. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) =
10. Singin’ In the Rain (1952) =
9. Schindler’s List (1993) =
8. On the Waterfront (1952) = fav.me/d305fd0
7. The Graduate (1967) = volts48.deviantart.com/art/The…
6. The Wizard of Oz (1939) =
5. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) =
4. Gone with the Wind (1939) =
3. The Godfather (1972) =
2. Casablanca (1942) = fav.me/d31xc0r
1. Citizen Kane (1941) =

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:iconyoungsamurai18:
YoungSamurai18 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
By the way, have you ever heard of the Young Samurai book series?
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TheSaiyanAssassin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Hey Volts, you doing okay?
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Volts48 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
working through it, I'm not as down as I was a few days back but I needed some time away from devs to try and figure out the technical problems I've been having on my own end.
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TheSaiyanAssassin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Alright. Just checking up is all.
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sluglo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  New member Student Writer
I think you're overreacting, Volt. Just because some people don't want to take part in the Savage and Master story (heck, I didn't even wanna take part in the Rush Saga because it was inflicting trend cancer AND it felt more like kissing Rush's ass then hating on him.) isn't a reason to quit! Did you let the haters that called your reviews shit and describing you a snotty critic slow you down? You didn't! So don't let THIS slow you down either. You do good work, and if you don't want to do anymore DBs, that's fine. It's your choice. But if you STILL wanna do them, that's fine too! Just don't give up on something you love because the people didn't wanna take part in it! Do what you love because it's what you love!
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thetruth40 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Just asking you ok dude?
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MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Hey man, you alright? 
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sluglo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  New member Student Writer
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thetruth40 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Vandal Savage's profile should be noted to you
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Volts48 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
strange, I'm not seeing it in my Notes gallery.
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