With 'No Time To Die' headed to cinemas on April 3rd, 2020, speculation is mounting as to who'll be performing the theme song for Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond.
In his era as 007, acts like Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys and Jack White, not to mention Adele and Sam Smith have all performed the theme song, but there's also been some also-rans in there as well. Radiohead famously offered up an intriguing song for 'Spectre', only to be replaced by Sam Smith's boring-as-hell 'Writing's On The Wall'.
This time around, however, the question remains as to who'll be taking on duties. While the producers have made no announcement as of yet, there's been plenty of rumours and speculation doing the rounds. Names like Lana del Rey, Janelle Monae have been mentioned, however the front runners so far appear to be either Dua Lipa or Ed Sheeran.
In fact, it was reported just last month that bookies slashed the odds on Ed Sheeran performing the theme song from 5/1 to 7/2, before going all the way down to 3/2. Dua Lipa's odds, meanwhile, stand at 4/1 while Sam Smith and Adele are both tied at 10/1. Going by previous Bond theme songs, however, there's rarely much credence placed in bookies' odds.
Radiohead, for example, were the 6/4 favourite after someone placed a £15,000 bet on them for 'Spectre', prompting bookmakers William Hill to suspend betting because of it. As we all know, Radiohead did in fact record a song, but it was eventually revealed that the producers rejected it in favour of Sam Smith.
Generally speaking, Bond theme songs are always performed by du jour pop artists and almost rarely - if ever - performed by acts with even the slightest bit of edge. Pulp, Alice Cooper, even Johnny Cash wrote Bond theme songs that were ultimately rejected by EON, the production company in charge.
With that in mind, the likes of Lana del Rey or Janelle Monae being in the running is probably true - but it will ultimately go to someone like Ed Sheeran who's just bland enough to be the choice and is eager enough that he's even written a few songs for it.
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