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Listen to Adele’s Bond theme ‘Skyfall’

adele skyfallAdele, the British chanteuse whose lovely voice and incredible songwriting talent won her 6 Grammys this past February seemed like a no-brainer to contribute a song to the Bond franchise at some point in her career, and now you can hear what that sounds like. Released in some leaked capacity over the past few days, Adele has posted the song “Skyfall” to her personal Youtube page in sync with its iTunes release. The song sounds great (obviously, this is Adele we are talking about) and it re-purposes the original Bond theme, which might keep it from being the contender we all think it is come Oscar time. We know how the Music branch likes to do. Anyways, listen to the full song after the jump!

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Written by Terence Johnson

When he's not enduring Shade Samurai training from Victoria Grayson, you can find Terence spends his time being an avid watcher of television, Criterion film collector, Twitter addict, and awards season obsessive. Opinionated but open minded, ratchet but with class, Terence holds down the fort as the producer of the Power Hour podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @LeNoirAuteur.

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Arjecc

It is amazing, it bettr be nominated!

Arjecc

It is amazing, it better be nominated!

Michael Ward

An absolute crime if they do not nominate this. Brilliant homage to the classic Bond theme, with Adele standing front and center, making old sounds fresh and new again.

UBourgeois

Well it’s not Goldfinger or Diamonds Are Forever, but it’s still a class act by Adele.

Joey Magidson

I wouldn’t call it a classic, but it’s certainly very good and the best they’ve had in a long time, along with being the first Bond song in years to actually be worthy of a nomination…I have my doubts that they’ll actually go for it, but I’m crossing my fingers and perhaps foolishly predicting it as well.

Josh P.

As much as I like the song and hope it gets nominated, I remain very skeptical that it will. However, my skepticism isn’t even with the possible disqualification; it’s based on history. In total, only three Bond songs have ever been nominated, and they’ve all lost. Not only that, but the last song to be nominated, “For Your Eyes Only”, remains the last time any Bond film was nominated for an Oscar, including technicals. The Academy didn’t even go for “Casino Royale”, even though it was a critical and commercial success and was even a huge hit at the BAFTAs… Read more »

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