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Sam Smith Reportedly Set to Sing Theme Song for 'James Bond 24'

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November 6, 2014
Source: Page Six

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If you know anything about James Bond, it's that the theme song is one of the most iconic parts of the film franchise, and it really sets the mood for the film as a whole. There are some classics out there from films like Live and Let Die and Goldfinger, while more recent efforts haven't quite measure up like the songs for The World is Not Enough and Tomorrow Never Dies (I actually enjoyed the weird track for Die Another Day). Personally, I've found all of the songs done for each Daniel Craig installment of James Bond to be solid, and now we may have word on who will sing the new theme for the untitled 24th spy adventure.

Page Six is reporting that chart-topping recording artist Sam Smith will sing the theme:

You've probably heard that tune "Stay with Me" on the radio, and Smith is certainly one of the more talented singers on the radio today. Reportedly Smith has already beaten out contender Lana Del Rey for the job, though she lobbied hard to get the gig. Honestly, I'm surprised that Lorde wasn't in the running to sing the song for the film since her voice seems to be a perfect match for the tone these jazzy themes usually take on. Maybe Sony Pictures didn't want Lorde since she's already providing tracks for Lionsgate's The Hunger Games franchise soundtracks. Consider this a rumor for now, but if true, it's not a bad choice. Agreed?

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Reader Feedback - 15 Comments

1

Not really a fan but it is appropriate

Jon Odishaw on Nov 6, 2014

2

Fuck yeah! This is such great news to me. I am a huge Sam Smith fan, he has been an awesome young artist.

DAVIDPD on Nov 6, 2014

3

Kind of bland, but all the Craig Bond songs have been pretty good so...

Nielsen700 on Nov 6, 2014

4

Can't beat Adele.

stavi82 on Nov 6, 2014

5

I don't know why it didn't happen before..but r.i.p to Amy whinehouse---she would have sung a soulful rendition of any bond theme for the 007 franchise. She could've been better than Adele.

jem on Nov 7, 2014

6

Great,,,

steve on Nov 6, 2014

7

Awww, Lana was born to do a 007 theme. I hope they get her next time.

OfficialJab on Nov 6, 2014

8

I'd rather it be Robert DeLong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V_xEw4WNHk

hooch on Nov 7, 2014

9

Can't go wrong with Sam Smith. He'll pull it off for sure.

Brad on Nov 7, 2014

10

He's not bad, he's got a bit of a woman's voice which I just hate, men are supposed to sound like men. I guess though it could be worse

Goodfella on Nov 7, 2014

11

Gross. This guy annoys the cr@p out of me.

ff on Nov 7, 2014

12

They should use Mac Miller.

DJ Homeless Mike on Nov 7, 2014

13

They should get a female singer...

DIREWOLF on Nov 8, 2014

14

Judging by that song there it'll probably be the shit...

Bl00dwerK on Nov 9, 2014

15

Oh, so I guess they won't be using our song after all! Of course, no one's heard of us, but we did our best https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E86hEyAJdPc

James Stretten on Nov 9, 2014

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