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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dame Shirley Bassey

Moonraker, one of the worst of the Bond movies, even among just the Roger Moore versions, is playing tonight on G4. It's not worth watching, but the theme song, sung by the incomparable Shirley Bassey, is worth listening to. You can hear it here:

Bassey also sang the theme song to Goldfinger. You're undoubtedly familiar with it but it always makes the spine tingle:

And to Diamonds are Forever (another lousy movie with a great theme):

There was something about that brassy, sexy, powerful voice that puts you in just the right frame of mind to watch a Bond film.

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