Adele’s “Skyfall”: Hear The Full James Bond Theme

Adele‘s Skyfall theme is finally here! It was supposed to premiere at precisely 7:07 p.m. ET (0:07 a.m. in London town, get it?) tonight (October 4), but as these things often do, it leaked early. And while we need to give it a few more listens before we decide to bestow it with an official spot on our list of the greatest James Bond themes, the massive song certainly sounds like a timeless Bond classic. Hear the full song with the lyric video after the jump.

Adele — “Skyfall”

As we mentioned upon hearing the preview, Adele’s soulful voice steals all the attention from the grand and ornate accompaniment. The call-and-response choir seems a little gaudy, even by Bond standards, but Adele’s simmering vocal keeps everything grounded. And then during the song’s final third, Adele does, in fact, make the sky fall, in typical Adele fashion.

The track was co-written and produced by Adele’s frequent collaborator Paul Epworth, who was behind the boards for “Rolling In the Deep,” and it features a 77-piece orchestra which was arranged by Epworth and Emmy-nominated film and TV composer J.A.C. Redford.

Where does “Skyfall” fall in the pantheon of Bond themes? Let us know below, or hit us up on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Tavo Corgnali

    Madonnas’ Die another Day was waaaaaayyy batter.

  • Tavo Corgnali

    Madonnas’ Die another Day was waaaaaayyy better!

  • matthew

    view to a kill will always be the best

  • gareth

    die another day song was terrible

  • gareth

    this is far better because its classy, like goldfinger, a true bond fan would know that

  • gareth

    live and let die is the best, far better than view ot a kill

  • Mike Sullivan

    What’s the matter with you people?
    #1 Casino Royale. #2 Goldfinger. #3 None of the above.

  • Fan4me

    Her vocals are killer on this song!!! What an epic piece. I still need to listen to it some more though to decide if its catchy enough for my iPod.

  • Trish

    Adele is the best female vocalist out there. I love her voice, so sultry, great song

  • Angie

    I love Adele.I think she is awesome.This song is not that good. It seems like it just keeps repeating all the time. It seems like there is no end to it.

  • Ray

    Me Like-y. As a bond theme should be. Though one of my faves is On her majesty’s secret service.

  • xSushi

    F*cking LOVE it!! It gave me chills. Buying it right NOW!

  • Carolyn Weitzel Glaser

    This song “Skyfall” is NOT good. Sounds like an amateur wrote it, like they didn’t know how to do the melody so they just wrote anything. It’s terrible.