Adele's title song for 'Skyfall' may be the best shot at a chart number one for years, but how did the previous artists perform?

Title Song Charts

1st October 2012

With only a couple of exceptions, every James Bond punctuates the end of the pre-title sequence with a well-known artist performing the film's title song ("Dr. No" had no pre-title sequence or song, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" featured an instrumental). As the film series celebrates its 50th anniversary, Adele will give the franchise one of the best chances of landing a number one hit on both sides of the Atlantic. But who were the past successes with pop charts, and who were the flops?

Film Artist UK USA
Dr. No None N/A N/A
From Russia With Love Matt Monro N/A N/A
Goldfinger Shirley Bassey 21 8
Thunderball Tom Jones 35 25
You Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra 11 44
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Instrumental) N/A N/A
Diamonds Are Forever Shirley Bassey 38 57
Live And Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings 7 2
The Man With The Golden Gun Lulu N/A N/A
The Spy Who Loved Me * Carly Simon 7 2
Moonraker Shirley Bassey N/A N/A
For Your Eyes Only Sheena Easton 8 4
Octopussy * Rita Coolidge 75 36
A View To A Kill Duran Duran 2 1
The Living Daylights a-ha 5 N/A
Licence To Kill Gladys Knight 6 N/A
GoldenEye Tina Turner 10 N/A
Tomorrow Never Dies Sheryl Crow 12 N/A
The World Is Not Enough Garbage 11 N/A
Die Another Day Madonna 3 8
Casino Royale * Chris Cornell 7 79
Quantum of Solace * Jack White & Alicia Keys 9 81




UK & US figures are the peak chart positon in their respective country.
* The song title was not the same as the movie title.

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