The results for Gigwise.com’s reader poll on The Best & Worst James Bond Theme Songs has been posted. Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better,” the theme song for The Spy Who Loved Me, is #4.
The sweeping power ballad was composed by Marvin Hamlisch, penned by Carole Sager and sung by Carly Simon. An favourite James Bond song, aside from the Roger Moore movie it has also appeared in Bridget Jones, Little Black Book and Lost In Translation amongst other films. In the early nineties Radiohead even covered the song for live television, proving its enduring appeal.
With the new James Bond moving coming out, there’s been quite a few retrospectives similar to this. Carly’s song is definitely one of the most popular and well-received.