Adele becomes a Bond girl

On Friday October 5th, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and the newly (and by no means modestly) declared Global James Bond Day, British singer Adele will release the official theme song to the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall via her official website www.Adele.tv at 9.07am AEST.

A 90 second section of the song has been leaked online allowing fans a taste of Friday's release.

Skyfall is the first recording by Adele since releasing her award winning album 21 in early 2011.

"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall," Adele said in a statement.

"There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I've never done which made it exciting."

Co-written and produced by Paul Epworth, the theme song to Skyfall was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London featuring a 77-piece orchestra accompaniment.

"When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I'm 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I'm sure!”

James Bond theme song performers
(Lani Hall sang the theme to the unofficial Bond film Never Say never Again)

Dr. NoJohn Barry & Orchestra, Monty Norman 
From Russia with LoveJohn Barry, Matt Monro
GoldfingerShirley Bassey 
ThunderballTom Jones 
You Only Live TwiceNancy Sinatra 
On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceThe John Barry Orchestra, Louis Armstrong 
Diamonds Are ForeverShirley Bassey 
Live and Let DiePaul McCartney & Wings 
The Man with the Golden GunLulu 
The Spy Who Loved MeCarly Simon 
MoonrakerShirley Bassey 
For Your Eyes OnlySheena Easton 
OctopussyRita Coolidge 
A View to a KillDuran Duran 
The Living Daylightsa-ha 
Licence to KillGladys Knight 
GoldenEyeTina Turner 
Tomorrow Never DiesSheryl Crow 
The World Is Not EnoughGarbage 
Die Another DayMadonna 
Casino RoyaleChris Cornell 
Quantum of SolaceJack White, Alicia Keys 
SkyfallAdele 

The story Adele becomes a Bond girl first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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