Hasslein Blog: Adele's Skyfall Theme: A Return to the Classics for 007


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Friday, October 5, 2012

Adele's Skyfall Theme: A Return to the Classics for 007

by Rich Handley
Following months of rumors, it was recently confirmed that British singer-songwriter Adele ("Chasing Pavements," "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain") would perform the theme song for Daniel Craig's third outing as James Bond, Skyfall, hitting theaters in November. This week, the tune was officially released, as you can hear below:

In contrast to the more modern styles featured on recent Bond films' soundtracks, Adele's "Skyfall" is a definite return to the classics. Many reviewers have commented about how reminiscent it is of Shirley Bassey's iconic themes for Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever (Bassey also recorded Moonraker's theme, but I've never considered that one on par with the others' brilliance). And they're absolutely right.

In fact, that was undoubtedly the producers' intent. Following the events of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Skyfall will reportedly bring 007 full-circle, with Bond growing into the dashing hero we all grew up with, finally at peace with the demons haunting him during those films. I, for one, consider this the best theme song to date of the Daniel Craig era, and am excited at what it portends for the film itself.

So what do you think of the song, Bond aficionados? Chime in below.

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At October 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM , Blogger Craig Keenan said...

I love it This is a proper return to the 007 Bond of yesteryears and is a fitting theme nice to hear a true Bond theme istead of a cheesy pop tune that was tossed in at the last minute. With all the awfull reboots of classic movies this is a nice change

At October 5, 2012 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Hasslein Books said...

I completely agree!


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