James Bond ‘Spectre’ Theme Song: We “Won’t Have To Wait Long,” Says Director Sam Mendes

Robbie Daw | July 20, 2015 6:43 am
Adele's "Skyfall"
Hear Adele's award-winning 2012 James Bond theme song.

In a new interview with the BBC, Skyfall director Sam Mendes, who also headed up the forthcoming James Bond film Spectre, made several points of saying this will be his last 007 picture. After spending five years shooting these latest two Bond flicks, he’s more than happy, he states, to get back to the theater.

He did, however, give a kernel of information about one of the most important aspects of any James Bond movie: its theme song.

“I can say that the song’s been recorded and it’s fantastic and I’m very excited about it,” Mendes told the BBC. “You won’t have to wait long.”

Adele famously sang Skyfall‘s same-titled theme, which was released in 2012 and went on to earn her a Grammy, a Brit Award, a Golden Globe award and an Oscar. “Skyfall” also tied the #8 Billboard Hot 100 peak of Madonna‘s 2002 Bond entry “Die Another Day” — both songs being the highest-charting 007 themes in the United States since Duran Duran‘s “A View To A Kill” hit #1 in 1985.

Rumor had it (Adele pun intended) Sam Smith would lend his award-winning pipes to the Spectre soundtrack, but less than two weeks ago, fellow British hit-maker Ellie Goulding seemed to throw her hat into the ring of speculation when she simply tweeted, “Live and let die” — a possible reference to Paul McCartney‘s own 1973 Bond theme hit from the film of the same name.

Spectre will mark actor Daniel Craig‘s fourth turn as libidinous British super spy James Bond, a role he took up with the series’ 2006 installment Casino Royale and followed up with Quantum Of Solace (2008). Chris Cornell recorded the theme song for the former, while Jack White and Alicia Keys paired up for the latter. While both singles landed on the Billboard Hot 100, neither managed to crack the Top 40.

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