Looking Back at the Music of James Bond

In addition to having one of the most identifiable pieces of movie music ever written, the James Bond series of films is rich with memorable theme songs performed by popular (and frequently talented!) artists. This year, the Bond series celebrates its 50th anniversary with the release of Skyfall (read Angie’s review with Skyfall’s producers here). It also heralds the release of a 2-disc set, Bond…James Bond: 50 Years – 50 Tracks, which features nearly every single Bond theme song ever written, in addition to a bunch of other assorted score tracks from the series. [Notably, Adele's Skyfall theme is not included on this disc, not is any other music from that film included. Too bad, as Thomas Newman's score is certainly kickass.]

I took this opportunity to look back at some of the highs and lows of the franchise, musically speaking. Check out my rundown after the jump.

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