With news that Adele’s last single “Skyfall“, has been nominated for an Oscar for best Original Song, I thought I should reblog my review of the James Bond theme. I must say I’m surprised, but not shocked about the nomination, and some what disappointed. With the fantastic material Adele has produced in the past, to be nominated for this, for me, lacklustre single makes me think that the nomination is for the artist and not the song. This begs the question, are the Oscars about art and talent, or a popularity contest?

Still I sincerely wish Adele the best of luck, if the Oscar is a nod to her talent, then it is more than deserved.  I just wish it was for a better song.


Busy Elle Bee

Oh dear.

When I first heard Adele was the front runner for the new James Bond movie theme, like many others, I believed it to be an inspired choice.  After the 2 previous very disappointing and lack-lustre themes by Chris Cornell and the Jack White and Alicia Keys duet (I feel bad mentioning Alicia Keys’ name in the same sentence as lack-lustre!), Adele seemed to hit the right notes – brilliant voice, fantastic lyricist, 60s glam, and with her usual ‘fire/burning’ themes she tends to revisit in her lyrics, Adele to me became the obvious, natural fit.

When she got the gig – the Bond fan club world rejoiced!

Then the title of the movie was published – my heart sank.

Skyfall, sounds like an authentic and emotive enough title for a Bond movie, however as a title for a song, a theme song at that, it doesn’t leave much scope…

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