Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” Wins Best Original Song At The 2016 Golden Globes

Mike Wass | January 10, 2016 10:15 pm
Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall" Video
Watch the video for "Writing's On the Wall," directed by Luke Monaghan.

Sam Smith’s James Bond theme “Writing’s On The Wall” was named Best Original Song at tonight’s (January 10) Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. He shares the prize with long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes, who co-composed the Spectre ballad. The Brit’s win was something of an upset. The clear favorite prior to the event was Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Furious 7 smash “See You Again,” which spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

The 23-year-old’s anthem, on the other hand, was a commercial failure (it peaked at number 71 in the US) and underwhelmed in comparison to the last Bond anthem — Adele’s “Skyfall.” Other nominees included Ellie Goulding’s Fifty Shades Of Grey contribution “Love Me Like You Do” and Brian Wilson’s Love & Mercy cut “One Kind Of Love.” It looks like Sam is coming for that Oscar!

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