There was a discussion some months back – as Skyfall was coming out – about ranking the sustainability of the various James Bond movies and their theme songs. Personally, I’m a Bond… enthusiast. While I’m not devout enough to enter any arguments over merits of one movie/performance over another, I’m not above leaving any of them playing should I come across one while flipping channels.
My personal preferences, though, tend towards some of the newer, more rock-and-roll flavored songs. Even poppier songs, like this contribution to the canon from Duran Duran. As hokey as elements of the video are (and were in it’s day – the flying video camera? Really? WTF is up with that?), the song itself still holds up fairly well.