The only Bond theme to reach number one in the Billboard Hot 100 was Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill, which stalled at number 2 in the United Kingdom in 1985. Sigala’s “Easy Love” fell two places to take the number four spot, and The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face rounded off the top five. “It’s unbelievable”, Smith told BBC Radio 1.
It is also the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.
Tony Hicks writes celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. “It has-been an unforgettable experience working with Barbara (Broccoli) & Sam (Mendes) to turn out to be part of this British legacy”.
It is Smith’s fifth No. 1 single in Britain.
On Wednesday, the recording star shared a photo on Instagram showcasing a sneak peek of the video to his James Bond theme song called Writing’s on The Wall. But yeah man we helped with a fucking Bond theme!
Last week, the song – which was co-written by Smith and his frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes – was revealed in its entirety.
However, the song did gain the approval of former Bond Roger Moore who tweeted: “Sam Smith has delivered a very haunting and wonderfully orchestrated #Spectre theme song”.
The writing’s on the wall for Cambridgeshire’s Sam Smith – he’s officially a 007 record breaker.