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Shirley Bassey, Nancy Sinatra, Lulu....

Rumors are flying that Adele has signed to record the next James Bond title song. And when you think about it, who else could it possibly be?
Adele has told a French radio station she will have a new single out by the end of the year, but her next album will take "a good two years" to record. The news will fuel speculation that the artist will record the theme tune to the latest Bond movie, Skyfall. She has been the bookmakers' favourite since last year, but no official announcement has been made. Speaking to France's NRJ, the singer added she needed to find time to write the follow-up to her hit record, 21. "If I didn't write my own songs, I'd be out next week with a new album," she said. "I have to take time and live a little bit.
What's your favorite Bond song? Of the 23 films, only seven of the series' iconic title tracks made the U.S. Top 40. Carly Simon's Nobody Does It Better was one of the bigger chart hits, spending a few weeks at #2. Another that topped out at #2 was Paul McCartney & Wings' barn-burner, Live And Let Die. And it was Duran Duran's A View To A Kill that was the only Bond song to reach #1. But for me (and for many of you, I suspect), it is Shirley Bassey's 1964 trademark song, Goldfinger, which reached #8, that defines the Bond music oeuvre.

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