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Topic: Rank the Theme Song Artists

On the artists themselves and their work overall - and not necessarily just their theme song.

1 - A-Ha
2 - Tom Jones
3 - Tina Turner
4 - Shirley Bassey
5 - Jack White
6 - Garbage
7 - Paul McCartney
8 - Duran Duran
9 - Sheryl Crow
10 - Alicia Keys
11 - Adele
12 - Chris Cornell/SG
13 - Nancy Sinatra
14 - Madonna
15 - Carly Simon
16 - Sheena Easton
17 - Rita Coolidge
18 - Lulu

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Re: Rank the Theme Song Artists

Vocals only, Cart?  Misses out on two truly iconic John Barry performances + one nearly so.

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Here are the artists who I actually appreciate:

John Barry (Seven)
Tom Jones
Shirley Bassey
Paul McCartney
Carly Simon

I don't really care for/care about the rest

Barbel, did Barry play on either of the 1962 recordings of the Bond theme (the Dr. No version or the "John Barry Orchestra" version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bovyeAUamko)?

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Barbel wrote:

Vocals only, Cart?  Misses out on two truly iconic John Barry performances + one nearly so.

It would be hard to compare john barry to carly simon to be fair

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Matt S: No, he didn't. He was phasing out his own trumpet playing as fast as he could, never thought his piano playing was good enough for recording, (and only sang when he had to!).

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i had a hard time ranking sheena easton low.  FYEO is one of my favorite bond themes, but easton doesn't have much besides that song.

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Absolutely_Cart wrote:

On the artists themselves and their work overall - and not necessarily just their theme song.

Absolutely_Cart wrote:

i had a hard time ranking sheena easton low.  FYEO is one of my favorite bond themes, but easton doesn't have much besides that song.


By that reckoning, how come Paul McCartney isn't higher?  Few can compare to his statistics (you can argue about whether or not he's to your taste, but the numbers are inescapable).

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Barbel wrote:

(you can argue about whether or not he's to your taste

Which is exactly what I'm doing.  Okay, perhaps putting Garbage above him was a little overboard though...

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ajb007/lol  Yeah, maybe.