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Adele, Bond Girl
Adele, who has flown the flag for British pop of late, has won the next best thing to being granted a gong by Her Majesty the Queen. Yes, Adele is the new Bond Girl.
The extraordinary 25-year-old, who has not only topped the charts in the UK but taken the US by storm, has co-penned and performs the new James Bond theme. Adele’s Skyfall follows a grand tradition of signature songs for the series which first arrived on screen with Dr No 50 years ago. She described the recording as “one of the proudest moments of my life” and it’s hard not to agree that the song lives up to the pedigree started by the legendary John Barry. Her first ever commission, Adele’s Skyfall follows a list of legendary performances from Shirley Bassey with Goldfinger, Tom Jones Thunderball, Gladys Knight singing Licence To Kill, Carly Simon with Nodody Does It Better through to Jack White and Alicia Keys Another Way to Die and Moby with the theme of Tomorrow Never Dies.
And now Skyfall grants Adele the right to say “I was a Bond Girl, back in the day.”