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Some would prefer to have their ears syringed, than listen to AWTD !  ajb007/lol

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Original Version by Alice Cooper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg7i0goY_sg

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Personally I think it's a great song, sung very well.

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AlphaOmegaSin wrote:

Original Version by Alice Cooper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg7i0goY_sg

Not the original, but a suggestion that was never taken up.

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I thought Lulu did a great job  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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I actually like TMWGG by Lulu. Not my favorite though but much much better than Crow and TND. That's my least favorite.  I also like AVTAK.  My favorite though is You know my name followed very closely by OHMSS and TLD.

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I like the song too.

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Blackleiter wrote:
welshboy78 wrote:

All Time High is indeed shocking - prob the worst maybe lol

My least favorite theme song.

Same.  I would dislike it more if I could remember it.  So that makes my least-liked song is... that dreadful Die Another Day...

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TMWTGG is a perfectly acceptable Bond song.  Not the best by a long shot but at least it even sounds like a Bond song.  Others, like DAD, don't even sound like songs...

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TMWTGG is fine for me. Not as good as others but head and shoulders above AWTD and DAD.

Barry's orchestral score based on the main theme is a nice piece of work in my opinion. I really do miss incidental music based on the title track. I do wish they would bring it back.. ajb007/frown

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The Red Kind wrote:

I really do miss incidental music based on the title track. I do wish they would bring it back.. ajb007/frown

I agree.  Sadly, I fear there are too many professional egos involved for it to happen...

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When I was a Bond n00b, I thought Emiliana Torrini did the theme for TMWTGG, and I found Lulu's underwhelming when I found out she actually did the theme

I don't even know who Torrini is but here's her version which is better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMnrVegs6Kk

Anyway I like the TMWTGG song, lyrics and score, the theme song is top 10 easily. Like all Barry scores, it suits the film well. The whistle during the stunt while in hindsight was a poor decision it matched the film's seriousness (that is, none).

The Alice Cooper song is great as well but doesn't suit the film. If TMWTGG was a serious film it would've worked

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I like Torrini's version better!

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I have never heard that version before but I enjoy it much more than the original. Still one of the worst theme songs in my opinion though...

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Not a great theme song, but I like Lulu's voice.

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Is it a dumb and maybe ridiculous song? Yes of course. Is it catchier than most of the 80s and 90s songs? YES! And Lulu's vocals are fantastic.

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Paloma Faith would do a good version of it. It needs that funny, vampish cabaret appeal.

Agreed.

I'm not a fan of it; there's no real tune, it's just Lulu's screeching that stays in your head. It's full of awful innuendo ('Who will he bang?') and is just lazily written. Individual parts of it are catchy but in an annoying way. The lack of sophistication and glamour means that it is lower down on my list.