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Topic: Ranking the non-main Bond songs

You know the songs that appear either within the film, or over the end titles. Sometimes the song doesn't actually make it into the film but the melody is still present in the score, so I think those still count. Pre-existings songs that weren't written for the film, like California Girls or London Calling, don't count.

Best to worst:

1. We Have All The Time In The World (OHMSS)
2. Surrender (TND)
3. If There Was a Man (TLD)
4. Only Myself To Blame (TWINE)
5. No Good About Goodbye (based on music from QOS)
6. Where Has Everybody Gone (TLD)
7. Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (TB)
8. Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? (OHMSS)
9. Underneath The Mango Tree (DN)
10. Jump Up (DN)
11. Make it Last All Night (FYEO)
12. If You Asked Me To (LTK)
13. The Experience of Love (GE)

I actually think half of these are better than a lot of the main themes, and Surrender and No Good About Goodbye should have been the main themes for the films they were used in (as David Arnold wrote them for). Let me know if I've forgotten any.

Last edited by Matt S (11th Nov 2015 22:24)

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I wouldn't listen to it in the car, but I like KKBB and its melodies used in the score of TB.

Not fussed about the rest but I like the use of WHATTITW, Surrender and Where has Everybody Gone in the scores

2019 Bondathon...in progress (6) FRWL (7) GE (8) FYEO (9) TND (10) MR (11) GF (12) LALD (13) DAF (14) LTK (15) TMWTGG (16) TB (17) TSWLM (18) DAD (19) AVTAK (20) YOLT (21) QOS (22) SF (23) TWINE (24) SP

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We Have All The Time in The World is a beautiful song. I really like If There Was A Man as well, and Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is great (I guess they just wanted a song called Thunderball).

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Lady Ice wrote:

I guess they just wanted a song called Thunderball.

Yes, though it was a very late decision. Barry had written the score around MKKBB and recorded the song (twice! with Shirley Bassey and Dionne Warwick) before EON decided that a song actually called "Thunderball" would promote the movie better.

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You missed out The Experience Of Love from GE, so here's my list, including that one:

1 - If You Asked Me To
2 - Where Has Everybody Gone?
3 - If There Was A Man
4 - No Good About Goodbye
5 - Make It Last All Night
6 - Surrender
7 - We Have All The Time In The World
8 - The Experience Of Love
9 - Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
10 - Only Myself To Blame

Last edited by Jarvio (28th Oct 2015 23:18)

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Yes, "Make It Last All Night" is from FYEO.

And "Only Myself To Blame" is from TWINE. Don Black wrote lyrics to David Arnold's "Elektra's Theme", sung by Scott Walker.

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Barbel wrote:

Yes, "Make It Last All Night" is from FYEO.

And "Only Myself To Blame" is from TWINE. Don Black wrote lyrics to David Arnold's "Elektra's Theme", sung by Scott Walker.

Is Only Myself To Blame on the film? I recall hearing it once, from the soundtrack, but never noticing it on the film

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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It was intended for the end titles, but not used.

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I've just listened to it, for the second time in years. I didn't remember it back then. And now? I found it a very boring song tbh. His vocals were good though... but the song itself did nothing for me. So I'm leaving it in last place

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:

You missed out The Experience Of Love from GE, so here's my list, including that one:

1 - If You Asked Me To
2 - Where Has Everybody Gone?
3 - If There Was A Man
4 - No Good About Goodbye
5 - Make It Last All Night
6 - Surrender
7 - We Have All The Time In The World
8 - The Experience Of Love
9 - Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
10 - Only Myself To Blame

Thank for including "The Experience Of Love". You did say it was forgettable.

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I've just remembered a few more: (Not sure which were especially written for the film though):

Jump Up from Dr No
Underneath The Mango Tree from Dr No
Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? from OHMSS

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:

I've just remembered a few more: (Not sure which were especially written for the film though):

Jump Up from Dr No
Underneath The Mango Tree from Dr No
Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown? from OHMSS

Thanks! Those were all written for the films. I'll update my original post with these.

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No problem. My updated list, with those 3 added:

1 - If You Asked Me To
2 - Where Has Everybody Gone?
3 - If There Was A Man
4 - No Good About Goodbye
5 - Make It Last All Night
6 - Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?
7 - Surrender
8 - We Have All The Time In The World
9 - The Experience Of Love
10 - Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
11 - Jump Up
12 - Underneath The Mango Tree
13 - Only Myself To Blame

1 - Avtak, 2 - Op, 3 - Ltk, 4 - Lald, 5 - Fyeo, 6 - Ohmss, 7 - Sf, 8 - Dn, 9 - Ge, 10 - Daf, 11 - Tmwtgg, 12 - Tswlm, 13 - Mr, 14 - Tld, 15 - Yolt, 16 - Sp, 17 - Gf, 18 - Frwl, 19 - Dad, 20 - Qos, 21 - Tnd, 22 - Twine, 23 - Tb, 24 - Cr

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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Jarvio wrote:

No problem. My updated list, with those 3 added:

1 - If You Asked Me To
2 - Where Has Everybody Gone?
3 - If There Was A Man
4 - No Good About Goodbye
5 - Make It Last All Night
6 - Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown?
7 - Surrender
8 - We Have All The Time In The World
9 - The Experience Of Love
10 - Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
11 - Jump Up
12 - Underneath The Mango Tree
13 - Only Myself To Blame

You must be a big 80s music fan.

Now we need to get some other people to contribute their rankings!

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Make it last all night!
If there was a man.
And mango tree are the best

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