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And After All, You’re My Thunderball…
November 22, 2011
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Rumours were circulating over the weekend that Noel Gallagher, of Oasis fame, was in talks to pen the theme for Skyfall, the next film in the James Bond franchise. Gallagher responded to the claims today, taking to his website to shut down the rumours in no uncertain terms.

Noel wrote on his blog this afternoon, "Apparently I'm being courted by "'007 bosses'!!!!! A meeting will be 'taking place in the next few days'!!!! With some guy called "Michael G. Wilson" (whoever he is)!!! A 'source' says, 'nothing has been signed or made official'!!!! Of course it f--kin' hasn't!!!!!! Who IS this f--kin' '"source"'? Has he been on the 'sauce'? Bizarre indeed."

Skyfall is set for release in October of next year. Although it looks like the elder Gallagher brother won't be serenading our favourite double-0 agent, it seems fitting to recognize some of the company that he would've been a part of:

5. You Know My Name - Chris Cornell
A pure grunge delivery from Soundgarden's frontman sets the tone for the Daniel Craig era of the grittier Bond from 2006's Casino Royale.


4. A View to A Kill - Duran Duran
Bon, Simon LeBon and crew changed Bond themes forever with their new wave ode and it remains the only theme to hit number one on the Billboard charts. The story goes that bassist John Taylor approached producer Cubby Broccoli at a party and asked, "When are you going to get someone decent to do one of your theme songs?"


3. Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney & The Wings
From legendary Beatles producer George Martin and McCartney himself comes the classic duel between orchestra and pop-reggae. The most commercially successful Bond song set the tone for the Roger Moore era and has become a staple of McCartney concerts.


2. Goldfinger - Shirley Bassey
Bassey's raspy vocals are featured on some of the most well-known Bond themes ("Diamonds Are Forever" and "Moonraker"), but it is 1964's Goldfinger that immortalized her as a female vocal icon.


1. James Bond Theme - John Barry
The original. Featured in every single Bond film since Sean Connery first played the role with his classic Scottish scowl in 1962's Dr. No. When you hear the jazzy bass riff or the blasting horns, you know that some ass-kicking and woman-seducing is about to go down. The original Bond theme, like diamonds, is forever.

Noel's brother Liam was on the show recently, and he talked about the possibility of an Oasis reunion:

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