Billie Eilish and the Youngest Singers to Sing James Bond Songs

by Jeremy Spirogis
Billie Eilish to sing new James Bond song

Billie Eilish introduced on January 14 that she is writing and performing the title track to the James Bond film No Time to Die. She is the primary teenager to write down and sing a James Bond track at solely 18 when the film will hit theaters. The franchise has a historical past of going with sizzling present artists to carry out the theme songs. That can typically imply younger singers, though generally established acts like Tina Turner, Madonna and Paul McCartney land the gig.

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Billie Eilish | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard

Here are among the youngest singers to carry out James Bond songs within the 58-year, 25 movie historical past of the franchise (Never Say Never Again doesn’t rely. Don’t @ me.)  No Time to Die is in theaters April 10, 2020.

Shirley Bassey and Alicia Keyes had been already 9 years older than Billie Eilish after they sang James Bond songs

Shirley Bassey set the gold normal, pun meant, for James Bond track by singing about villain Goldfinger. Born in 1937, she sang her first of three James Bond songs for the 1964 launch. She additionally sang “Diamonds Are Forever” in 1971 and “Moonraker” in 1979.

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Shirley Bassey in 1964 | Larry Ellis/Express/Getty Images

Alicia Keys was the identical age when she sang “Another Way to Die” from 2008’s Quantum of Solace. She was born in 1981. Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran was simply shy of 27 when he sang “A View to a Kill.” He’d have fun his birthday the October 1985 following the discharge of the movie.

Lulu was 26 when she sang ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’

Roger Moore’s second James Bond movie was really primarily based on on the final e book writer Ian Fleming wrote. It was revealed posthumously. 

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Born in 1948, Lulu sang about “The Man with the Golden Gun” in 1974, after her hit with the title observe “To Sir With Love” in 1967 when she was a youngster like Billie Eilish.

Tom Jones was 25 when he sang ‘Thunderball’

Tom Jones has had such a storied historical past in music, it’s laborious to recollect he was the Billie Eilish of the ‘60s when he sang “Thunderball.” Born in 1940, he was 25 when he sang the 1965 movie’s title track.

Welsh-born in style singer Tom Jones sings as he wears a brief jacket on the Ed Sullivan Show, New York, December 5, 1965. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Following immediately after Goldfinger, Jones belted out an analogous brassy ballad and handed out holding that top word. 

Adele was 24 when she sang ‘Skyfall’

Adele turned the primary James Bond singer to win an Oscar for her track for Skyfall in 2012. She was solely 24 on the time, born in 1988, and already launched “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep.” 

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Adele in 2012 | Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Magne Furuholman of Ah-ha would’ve been 24 singing The Living Daylights, with a birthday the November after its 1987 launch.

Sam Smith was 23 when he sang ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’

Sam Smith was the primary James Bond singer born within the ‘90s. Billie Eilish tops them too with a birthday this century.

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Sam Smith in 2015 | Don Arnold/WireImage

Smith’s birthday is May 19, 1992 and their track for Spectre got here in 2015. They are the second Oscar-winner for a James Bond track. 

Sheena Easton was the youngest earlier than Billie Eilish 

Before Billie Eilish, ‘80s rock star Sheena Easton was the youngest singer of a James Bond track for a number of a long time. Born April 27, 1959, she sang the title track “For Your Eyes Only” for the 1981 movie. 

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Sheena Easton in 1981 | Chris Walter/WireImage

Hot off her UK hits “Modern Girl” and “9 to 5,” Easton was model new to the Billboard charts. Hers was a slower, romantic James Bond track extra akin to Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” or Nancy Sinatra’s “You Only Live Twice.”

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