Rumor has it that Adele has signed on to sing the next James Bond theme. Her 2012 song “Skyfall” won her an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Brit Award. It’s a good song that continues the Shirley Bassey tradition of syrupy vixen vocals, I’ll give her that. But I think it’s time to give someone else a shot, and maybe bring a little bit of rock ‘n roll to 007. Here are some British bands that would be natural choices:
Noel Gallagher (and his High Flying Birds)
Many fans have already commented how “Freaky Teeth” could be a Bond theme. It’s got a cool frenetic opening riff and attitude.
Ok, if you don’t want Noel, how about Liam? The band has been putting out 60s-flavored rock songs and could bring a bit of gnarl to the flick.
The Last Shadow Puppets
If there were ever a reason to get Alex Turner and Miles Kane back in the studio together, a James Bond theme song might do it. Their harmonized odes to the mod 60s would be a perfect match for the film.
They already have a song called “I Spy,” and Jarvis Cocker’s vocals ooze more conceited sexiness than Daniel Craig himself.
Who else would you add to the list?