8. Garbage, "The World Is Not Enough"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com Bond themes are a useful way of getting a sense of how pop music conveys glamour and gravitas in any given cultural moment. So, in the late Nineties you get a quasi-trip-hop number from Garbage... 7. Duran Duran, "A View To Kill"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com ..and in the mid-Eighties, this ultra-slick new wave tune from Duran Duran. 6. Jack White and Alicia Keys, "Another Way To Die"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com Jack White and Alicia Keys' contribution to the Bond canon is strong and plays to their respective strengths, but it kinda screams "I AM A JAMES BOND THEME" at you in a way a lot of the others don't. Despite that, what a great riff! 5. Adele, "Skyfall"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com Where the White/Keys tune is very eager to live up to high expectations, this new one by Adele is so effortlessly elegant and awesome that it's just obvious from the first listen that it's one of the all-time greats. 4. Nancy Sinatra, "You Only Live Twice"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com This one is a classic; if you hear those opening bars you are just immediately transported to Bond's world. 3. Shirley Bassey, "Diamonds Are Forever"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com Here's another that just immediately puts you in the mood for 007. Younger folks will know this one better as the basis for Kanye West's "Diamonds of Sierra Leone," but the original is just a flawless piece of music. 2. Carly Simon, "Nobody Does It Better"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com This is arguably the best song to be a Bond theme, but unlike Bassey and Sinantra's themes, it doesn't immediately signal the Bond vibe. But that's only a minor complaint. 1. Paul McCartney & Wings, "Live And Let Die"  View this video on YouTube youtube.com McCartney's theme is pretty much unbeatable. It's an excellent piece of songwriting, and it perfectly captures the campy thrill of the franchise.