Ranking the James Bond Theme Songs: 20

Song: The Man With the Golden Gun

Performed by: Lulu

I have a real soft spot for The Man With the Golden Gun, which is the only reason this guy isn’t sitting down there at the bottom of the list next to Madonna.

This is the only Bond theme song not to land on the charts in the States or Across the Pond, and it’s not hard to see why. There seems to be a clash of ideas going on here. It feels like Lulu was singing over different music when they recorded her vocals and they ended up swapping it out in the middle of the night before they sent it to press and said fuck it.

John Barry hated this song, but I’m a little bit warmer on it. If the goal was to set the tone for the weirdest film in the James Bond franchise, I’d say mission accomplished.

 

Tune in next month for #19 on the list as we countdown the James Bond Theme Songs leading up to the release of EON Productions JAMES BOND 25.

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