Who Is Recording the James Bond Theme Song for ‘Spectre’?

The rumors, speculations, and bets have been flying over the past few weeks on who will record the James Bond theme song for Spectre. The latest frontrunner? English rockers, Radiohead.

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig are back for the 24th Bond movie, and based on the trailer, it looks epic. Check out our top ten favorite trailer moments here.

Since the first Bond movie in 1962, the music and theme songs have been important elements in the overall Bond movie recipe. Spectre is going to need an epic, haunting song to accompany it.

qererereAn early guess for the artist was Sam Smith, which comes as no surprise. He is pretty much the hottest thing in British pop music right now and has the unique, soulful, and haunting voice needed to carry a Bond song. Smith put an end to the rumors on July 3rd though in an interview with Capital FM.

“People seem to think I’m doing it but I have no idea what’s going on,” Smith said. “I’m being deadly serious. I think I would know by now.”

We think you would probably know by now too, Sam, but you never know with the mystery of Bond. Maybe next time.

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Ellie Goulding is another popularly rumored artist to be the voice behind the title track. She is British and has the interesting voice they look for. The evidence backing Goulding grew when she instagrammed a picture of herself leaving Abbey Road Studio, the studio in London where the Skyfall soundtrack was recorded.fgfg

In the past few weeks, Radiohead has emerged as a favorite after someone bet $23,000 on the band recording the song. Does this person have some secret insight? We would hope so if they are willing to wager that kind of money. Radiohead could definitely make an eerie and cool track, and Thom Yorke sounds like no one else in the business.

As the rumors continue to change, one thing we know for sure is whoever it is, has some big shoes to fill. Skyfall’s song, recorded by Adele, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, reached number two on the UK charts, and was the FIRST Bond song ever to win at the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, and the Brit Awards.

Director Sam Mendes revealed that the theme song for the iconic film has been recorded and that the artist would be revealed soon. Now all we can do is wait.

Who would you love to see record the new James Bond theme song?

Brenna is a 21 year old from Virginia. Most of her time is spent pretending to be best friends with celebrities, eating cereal and professing her love for one of the Franco Brothers. Brenna is an avid music listener and concertgoer. When not attending concerts, she loves to watch and analyze movies and their soundtracks. You can find her tweeting about all of the above.
  • I seriously want Adele to be back there to sing the song for Spectre. If she’s not then I will only recommend Ellie Goulding where she’s hinted singing the song for Spectre. I won’t be happy if anyone else just go for the big opportunity.

  • The director is Sam Mendes**

  • Daggard

    Well, Radiohead is probably my favourite band ever – and I never thought of them – so they’d be great. I’ve always thought as far as Legendary Brit artists go though, my dream pic was always Rock God: David Bowie. That dude has such a range of tone, a unique quality to his voice and could play the duality of Bond in song with a lot of dark, sexinesssss.

    • Brenna

      I agree! It shocks me that Bowie has yet to record a James Bond Theme. He would be perfect. I guess he doesn’t want to do it… I feel like they have had to ask him before… right?

  • Christopher Joya

    I lI’ve Radiohead, but, even though she’s not British, Lana Del Rey could’ve been a good choice but she has her new album coming out. But Radiohead would be good and Elite Goulding she has a nice voice but it’s ganna be interesting considering her song are really bubbly and edgy.