It remains the only Bond theme with this chart performance. He then offered to have his band fix the problem and Broccoli took the idea under advisement. Shirley Bassey covered the song for an album of Bond theme songs; however, she wasn't satisfied with the quality, so the album was withdrawn from sale. The other three made up the band Arcadia. At the time, it was the #1 song in the US, and their performance was the first song broadcast by ABC as part of their coverage of the event. This was the last single Duran Duran released before they took time off to pursue side projects. Looking back at this song during a 2012 interview with the, Shandroise De Laeken from Davao City, Philippines, More songs that are also the names of movies, More songs with videos directed by Godley & Creme, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding. He heard what we came up with and he put them into an order. In the UK it entered the singles chart at No. / B-5475 United States, CD: Part of "Singles Box Set 1981–1985" boxset, Roberts, David (2006). He had to wait 22 years for his next one: "Part Time Lover.". Written and recorded as the theme for the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name, it became one of the band's biggest hits. Written and recorded as the theme for the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name, it became one of the band's biggest hits. In Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain," the guy goes into a funk when he thinks he's been stood up, but is elated when he realizes he's been standing on the wrong corner, and it's all a terrible mess. It was performed by the band at Live Aid in Philadelphia, their final performance together before their first split. Feel free to post your Roger-Moore-is-godly appreciation comments below. It is the only theme from a Bond movie to hit #1 in America. [10], DJ's Factory, a Eurodance project of German producer Bülent Aris and British keyboarder Adrian Askew, released a dancefloor-oriented version in Summer 1985, reaching #22 in the German single charts.[11]. Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama. The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. [1][2], In 1986, composer John Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "A View to a Kill". [12], Måns Zelmerlöw performed a live version of the song at the beginning of the Andra Chansen (Second Chance) round of Melodifestivalen 2010 in Örebro, Sweden. 45, and on 13 July it reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. MTV broadcast most of the show in the US, while the BBC aired it in England. Duran Duran were chosen to do the song after bassist John Taylor (a lifelong Bond fan) approached producer Cubby Broccoli at a party, and somewhat drunkenly asked "When are you going to get someone decent to do one of your theme songs? The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take. A year later Le Bon, Rhodes and John Taylor continued recording as Duran Duran. "Teardrop" by Massive Attack has vocals by Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins, who wrote the lyric after learning that Jeff Buckley had died. The song was the last track recorded by the most famous five-member lineup of Duran Duran until their 2001 reunion. A great song from one of the most underrated films ever. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. [13], Jay Gonzalez of Drive-By Truckers covered the song in a bossa nova style on the 2017 multi-artist compilation album, Songs, Bond Songs: The Music Of 007. "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. This was the theme song to the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name starring Roger Moore and Grace Jones. The song was written by Duran Duran and John Barry, and recorded at Maison Rouge Studio and CTS Studio in London with a 60-piece orchestra. If you are a complete Duran Duran nut, you will notice during the video that there seems to be communication between three band members (Le Bon, Rhodes, and Roger Taylor), while the other two members (John and Andy Taylor) are doing things like shooting the deployed cameras and setting Rhodes's ear mike to explode. Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. Finnish Melodic Death Metal band Diablo has covered the song, so has Finnish symphonic metal cover supergroup Northern Kings. An Aston Martin was said to be one of his first "rock star" purchases, and he frequently mentioned his Bond video collection in interviews) of the series, but the music for the last few movies had been mediocre. Just for random home-made videos. "[6], Due to a clear separation of areas of responsibility, the cooperation between band and composer turned out to be harmonic to a large extent. It remains the only James Bond theme song to have reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; it also made it to number two for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart. "A View to a Kill" is the thirteenth single by the English new wave and synth-pop band Duran Duran, released on 6 May 1985. The song was finally completed in April 1985, and released in May 1985. This was the theme song to the 1985 James Bond movie of the same name starring Roger Moore and Grace Jones. And who came up with those Fresh Prince and Sopranos songs? It remains the only James Bond theme song to have reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100; it also made it to number two for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart. This is for him.". He has a great way of working brilliant chord arrangements. The story behind this song, according to the bassist John Taylor, was that he approached the longtime Bond producer, Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli, while extremely intoxicated when they were both at a party. When he was asked to write a song for the Singles soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about. Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys wrote it. 2 the following week, and remained at that position for three weeks. [14], ^shipments figures based on certification alone, 7": Capitol Records. And that's why it happened so quickly because he was able to separate the good ideas from the bad ones, and he arranged them. Thanks a millionhttp://www.youtube.com/itsmegamike In 2008, the song was covered with a bossa feeling by former Morcheeba singer Skye on the cover album Hollywood, Mon Amour. It is the only theme from a Bond movie to hit #1 in America. John and Andy Taylor joined Robert Palmer to form The Power Station, while Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor formed Arcadia. The theme song, " A View to a Kill ", was written by Barry and Duran Duran, and performed by the band. Bassist John Taylor told the crowd: "We lost a dear friend of ours this year – English composer John Barry. A View To A Kill by Duran DuranWEBSITE ::: http://www.007bond.tkOTHER SITE ::: http://www.plykshow.tkSUBSCRIBE ::: http://uk.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=plykshowTWITTER ::: http://www.twitter.com/smalksFACEBOOK ::: http://www.facebook.com/the007bond**UPDATE**Please check out my new channel which isn't riddled with copyright claims. Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others. [7] The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged. Main article: A View to a Kill (soundtrack) The soundtrack was composed by John Barry and published by EMI/Capitol. "[3][4] This inauspicious beginning led to some serious talks, and the band was introduced to Bond composer John Barry, and also Jonathan Elias (whom Duran Duran members would later work with many times). He stated that he was a long time fan (Major Bond geek would be more accurate. Feel free to post your Roger-Moore-is-godly appreciation comments below. In the US, it entered the charts at No. Not much, really. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? "A View to a Kill" is the thirteenth single by the English new wave and synth-pop band Duran Duran, released on 6 May 1985. Barry Manilow didn't write his #1 hit "I Write The Songs." The band was in charge of the actual songwriting and Barry created the final arrangement including the orchestra part. Was a Beatles song a TV theme? An early writing meeting at Taylor's flat in Knightsbridge led to everyone getting drunk instead of composing. 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The Devo song "Freedom Of Choice" is about mindless consumerism - how people like to make frivolous choices, but otherwise want to be told what to do. He was working with us as virtually a sixth member of the group, but not really getting on our backs at all. John and Andy were the members who left for Power Station. Stevie Wonder was 12 years old when he released his first #1 hit, "Fingertips (Part 2)."